ALERT- Two Bills before Congress will criminalize and end Organic Farming
by Elizabeth Jones
Wednesday, Jun. 03, 2009 at 8:14 PM
There are two bills going through Congress right now (HR 875 and S 425) that will, in essence, very likely be the end Organic Farms and virtually all organic forms of growing food in our country. They are being touted as being about food safety, i.e.: the recent spinach ecoli scares. (The husband of one of the Senators* behind this bill works for Monsanto, the chemical giant whose intention it is to control the world food supply.)
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The two bills HR 875 and S 425 will require organic farms to use specific fertilizers and poisonous insect sprays dictated by the newly formed agency to "make sure there is no danger to the public food supply." It stated that these provisions would apply to backyard gardens that grow food only for a family and not for sales.
The two bills are HR 875 (House) and S 425 (Senate).
HR 875 is being rushed through Congress in an attempt to get it though before the general populace (you and me) can object. IT IS SCHEDULED TO BE VOTED ON WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. It is not scheduled to be up for review by Congress, meaning there will be no questioning of its full meaning by your Congressmen.
Btw, it looks as though President Obama is in support of these bills.
It looks to be in the public's best interest, being that it is intending to control and regulate food so that it will be "safe". But it is a very long and complicated bill, a sure sign there are lobbyist behind it, thus large corporations. And while there may be some aspects of these bills that are in the true interest of food safety, clearly, there are other things that are not in the interest of us having the freedom to choose what we eat.
* Video from Sen. Ron Paul *~this is very short and clear--a must see:
Check it out at http://www.voteronpaul.com/newsDetail.php?Food-Safety-Modernization-Act-HR-875-Criminalization-of-Organic-Farms-222
* There are some videos on You Tube on HR 875 at http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=hr+875&aq=f
and on S 425 (lots here): http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=s+425&aq=f
And for a bit less paranoid take on the bill (trying to be at least somewhat balanced) read this:
But do read the 2 comments...
Another quote about these bills:
According to the act, "Any person that commits an act that violates the food safety law ... may be assessed a civil penalty by the Administrator of not more than $500,000 for each such act."
[this includes your local organic farmer...in fact, it includes your own personal backyard garden).
Canada Bill C-6: Canada has a similar bill going though their Government process now (Bill C-6), which further suggests this has been a well thought out plan. If you are in Canada, you may want to look into this.
This has to go viral for any hope of stopping this, so please forward to everyone you can and post to blogs, social networks, etc. In short, please act. Send emails via their official web sites to your senators and representatives. Please take decision action.
Please know that writing this is a rare event indeed. I do not intend to use this forum for such things, but well, this one just seems that important...
"If you control the food supply, you control the people" - Henry Kissinger
In case you would like a bit more info, here you go:
And here's a petition to sign at http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=26714
And from another site:
"The government would track food shipped in interstate commerce through a recordkeeping and audit system, a secure, online database or registered identification. Each farmer or producer would be required to maintain records regarding the purchase, sale and identification of their products."
*The house bill was sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro whose husband is Stan Greenberg, a Democratic pollster whose clients include Monsanto.
Food Safety Modernization Act (HR 875): Criminalization of Organic Farms Here are the actual bills:
House H.R. 875
Senate S 425
And to learn more, just do a search on HR 875.
One last thing, I have tried to provide accurate information in this email, and yet the issue is so huge, that I may have missed some key points about this. If you find out things you think I may be interested in regarding this, please do not hesitate to share them with me at email@example.com
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