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bigTee - 9 years ago
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And we thought Soylent Green was sci-fi. Well, parts of it may still be, but it would appear gov't and Big Agriculture (“feeding the world- garbage")  may not think entirely so. GET AND MAINTAIN CONTROL of YOUR FOOD!. . PLEASE get this info to everyone you know! If we keep pretending there isn’t a problem, total control of our food will be out of our hands very soon! Act now!-T


ANOTHER CRITICAL food bill!!!!. If you think you aren't affected, I will then ask if you eat or not. I would also ask if you or anyone you know are affected by the trash food we have been consuming for decades... Are you and your immediate family all strong, energetic, virile, focused, pain-free, allergy-free, and depression-free? No?? It's the food, people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's not your 'genes", it's not some rare disease, it's the food (ok, you may have a disease now, but it started, and can be greatly helped if not cured, by what you eat!!!!)   We were designed to be healthy and happy and we NEED real food for that, folks.  We've thrown it all aside (our CHOICE) for "convenience" and a sugar buzz.  I for one think it is INCONVENIENT to be in the hospital with tubes hanging out and being told when to eat, drink sleep and go to the bathroom! And for the price of a luxury spa weekend in ------ you name the place!!   The disease-establishment and their minions know they're nearly there.. if they can just pass a couple more diabolical laws - ie, the ones below, and NAIS.... If you still think this is all "innocent and nothing to worry about” I say to you - we NEED TO SNAP OUT OF OUR SUGAR AND CAFFEINE STUPORS AND STOMP THESE GUYS. If you think for five seconds they and their billions in annual income, teams of attorneys and NEAR COMPLETE EFFECTIVE CONTROL OF THE BULK FOOD INDUSTRY already, aren't trying to "hurt anyone", (we are dealing with: Monsanto, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland, assorted cronies plus their puppets in gov't), then you have another think coming. Mon-Satan is one smidgen from force feeding all of us genetically modified frankenfoods all the time.  Want to give the FDA, Monsanto's right hand, the legal right (see below) to tell farmers how to farm (ie: use Monsanto GMO RoundUp ready death-seeds or else!)! Monsanto is probably planning the parties already!!!

 

I have been following these legislation issues best I can, thanks to the watchdogs at places like Weston A Price Foundation, a NON-profit group staffed by hardworking, well educated people who really DO care about our health & well-being - DO YOUR PART - STAY INFORMED!!! The overarching issues are: these food bills are being rushed through secretly so that the general public is unaware until it is too late, and if that isn't enough of a clue, ALL, and I mean ALL are directed at persecuting small farmers and producers - including small farmers like people you know who raise food (eggs, milk, now even plants!!) even if only for themselves!   If folks were able to see what "our" government is up to, or heaven forbid "our" elected representatives gave a hoot:

Everyone would know that even though we currently have a "global pandemic
" of swine flu thanks to a large confinement pig operation (read this to mean, thousands of dirty drugged up swine, who are likely also in a frenzy their whole lives) there isn't a hint or a peep of language directed at confinement operations owned by large corporations. (They are consistent, I will say. This goes along with the NAIS law roiling around that would also severely penalize small animal farmers, producers and owners of a few home chickens, while not adversely impacting the daily lives of large confinement operations a whit or a dollar).

Folks would be aware that food imports from China (and elsewhere) have been determined to be safety risks ranging from massive to moderate.  But, no language about checking the staggering amounts of in food imports. (one might also be asking why we are importing food from China, anyway, while our farmers are systematically destroyed and the land sold off to developers.. THIS IS A BUSINESS PLAN, PEOPLE!! It is not "the market" "the times" and all the crap I keep hearing. Follow the money ! And also notice - the US is stepping on melamine-poisoned- eggshells around the Chinese, cause why? cause we’re in debt up to our necks. Don’t expect much food safety legislation there!!!

And, last but not least, folks would know that Nestles Chocolate chip cookie dough is probably sitting in millions of homes and stores across the land, (it is the latest recall for E-coli), yet, somehow, it is the tiny artisan goat cheesemaker that is the “problem”.. THIS IS A WAKE UP CALL (AGAIN)!!  WE NEED TO EAT REAL FOOD, and we NEED TO PRESERVE THIS CHOICE FOR OUR KIDS!!!!!!    PLEASE SEE BELOW AND ACT TODAY TO TO SAVE AND PRESERVE YOUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF YOUR KIDS, GRANDKIDS, AND MILLIONS OF OTHERS.
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If you’re new to all this - here’s the links and resources to get you up to speed fast - please bookmark the web pages, check in often for legal/gov’t updates and petitions to sign, and then run, don’t walk to get the books at bottom if you care in the least about your health..:

 

http://www.organicconsumers.org

http://www.nonais.org

http://farmandranchfreedom.org/content

http:/westonaprice.org

 

End Monsanto’s global terrorism - stop buying RoundUp for one, and go to the link below What they’ve been up to should amaze you.

 

http://www.organicconsumers.org/monlink.cfm

 

Highly recommended resources: (ask your library to carry them too!)

 

“Death by Supermarket” DeVille (for details on the behind the scenes workings of

“our” government and how it supports the poisoning of our lives) http://www.amazon.com/Death-Supermarket-Fattening-Dumbing-Poisoning/dp/1569803323/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1245961044&sr=1-1

 

“Sugar Blues” William Dufty (a history of sugar poisoning, sugar addiction, how gov’ts got started the the business of torturing others for profit and MUCH MORE. Should be required reading for everyone)

http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Blues-William-Dufty/dp/0446343129

 

“Nourishing Traditions” Fallon / Enig http://www.newtrendspublishing.com/SallyFallon/index.html Learn how to eat and why.

 

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URGENT ACTION ALERT
HR 2749 FOOD SAFETY BILL

A new "food safety" bill is on the fast track in Congress-HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009. THE BILL NEEDS TO BE STOPPED.

HR 2749 gives FDA tremendous power while significantly diminishing existing judicial restraints on actions taken by the agency. 
(Again, FDA has a seriously consistent track record of making inept decisions that favor no one but those who would poison us for profit - this is NOT a good plan!! The bill would impose a one-size-fits-all regulatory scheme on small farms and local artisanal producers; and it would disproportionately impact their operations for the worse.

HR 2749 does not address underlying causes of food safety problems such as industrial agriculture practices and the consolidation of our food supply. The industrial food system and food imports are badly in need of effective regulation, but the bill does not specifically direct regulation or resources to these areas.

To read a detailed account of the bill, go to: http://www.ftcldf.org/news/news-15june2009.htm.   

Some of the more alarming provisions in the bill are:

* HR 2749 would impose an ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE of $500 on any "facility" that holds, process, or manufactures food. Although "farms" are exempt, the agency has defined "farm" narrowly. And people making foods such as lacto-fermented vegetables, cheeses, or breads would be required to register and pay the fee, which could (likely
WOULD completely!!-T) drive beginning and small producers out of business during difficult economic times. (AND WHEN WE NEED THEM THE MOST!!!)

* HR 2749 would empower FDA to REGULATE HOW CROPS ARE RAISED and HARVESTED. It puts the federal government right on the farm, dictating to our farmers.

* HR 2749 would give FDA the power to order a QUARANTINE of a GEOGRAPHIC AREA, including "prohibiting or restricting the movement of food or of any vehicle being used or that has been used to transport or hold such food within the geographic area." Under this provision, farmers markets and local food sources could be shut down, even if they are not the source of the contamination. The AGENCY can HALT ALL MOVEMENT of ALL FOOD in a geographic area.

* HR 2749 would empower FDA to make RANDOM WARRANTLESS SEARCHES of the business records of small farmers and local food producers, without any evidence whatsoever that there has been a violation. Even farmers selling direct to consumers would have to provide the federal government with records on where they buy supplies, how they raise their crops, and a list of customers.

* HR 2749 charges the Secretary of Health and Human Services with establishing a TRACING SYSTEM for FOOD. Each "person who produces, manufactures, processes, packs, transports, or holds such food" would have to "maintain the full pedigree of the origin and previous distribution history of the food," and "establish and maintain a system for tracing the food that is interoperable with the systems established and maintained by other such persons." The bill does not explain how far the traceback will extend or how it will be done for multi-ingredient foods. With all these ambiguities, it's far from clear how much it will cost either the farmers or the taxpayers.

* HR 2749 creates SEVERE CRIMINAL and CIVIL PENALTIES, including prison terms of up to 10 years and/or fines of up to $100,000 for each violation for individuals.

ACTION TO TAKE

Contact your Representative now! Ask to speak with the staffer who handles food issues. Tell them you are opposed to the bill. Some points to make in telling your Representative why you oppose HR 2749 include:

1. The bill imposes burdensome requirements while not specifically targeting the industrial food system and food imports, where the real food safety problems lie.

2. Small farms and local food processors are part of the solution to food safety; lessening the regulatory burden on them will improve food safety.

3. The bill gives FDA much more power than it has had in the past while making the agency less accountable for its actions.

HR 2749 needs to be defeated!! Please take action NOW. 

To contact your Representative, use the finder tool at www.Congress.org or send a message through the petition system at http://www.ftcldf.org/petitions_new.htm.   Or call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

To check the status of HR 2749, go to www.Thomas.gov and type "HR 2749" in the bill search field.

Updates on HR 2749 will be provided as events warrant.

ACTION TO TAKE
Sign the "Oppose HR 2749" petition on the Fund website (www.farmtoconsumer.org) and send messages to your legislators through the petition system.


UPDATE: JUNE 17 HEARING
A further amended version of HR 2749 passed out of the Energy and Commerce Committee on June 17. The bill next goes to House floor for a vote. HR 2749 could be amended again before the vote takes place

The worst provisions of HR 2749 remain in the bill. The latest version does, however, reduce the amount of civil fines that can be assessed against individuals and corporations; but the fines FDA can levy under the latest amendment are still substantial.

The bill has tightened the standards under which the federal government can quarantine food in a geographic area; but the Secretary of Health and Human Services is still given the power to impose a geographic quarantine without a court order. 

The latest version of HR 2749 can be found at http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090617/hr2749_ans.pdf.

HR 2749 needs to be defeated!! Please take action NOW. 

To contact your Representative, use the finder tool at www.Congress.org or send a message through the petition system at http://www.ftcldf.org/petitions_new.htm.   Or call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

To be removed from our list, email info@westonaprice.org

 

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