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S510 Fake Food Safety Bill Passed by Senate In Late-Night Sneak Attack on Small Farmers and Food Freedom!

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    S510 Fake Food Safety Bill Passed by Senate In Late-Night Sneak Attack on Small Farmers and Food Freedom
    The infamous S.510 “food food safety bill” was passed by the US Senate last night in a sneaky, last minute voice vote. All Senators voted for it, Republicans and Democrats alike. Not a single U.S. Senator — not even Coburn — objected to its passage. With this vote, the US Senate now sends the bill back to the House of Representatives where it is due for a final vote as HR 2751 that would then send the bill to the White House for a presidential signature. This House vote could take place as early as tomorrow (Tuesday).
     
    A betrayal of food freedom
    This last-minute sneak vote of unanimous consent is widely considered a betrayal of food freedom by the few Republicans who had opposed this bill. TheHill.com posted their report on this unexpected turn of events late last night
    (http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatc…) and has since been overrun by comments from steaming mad members of the public who feel utterly betrayed by their Senators.
     
    The Natural Solutions Foundation posted a blog entitled, “Betrayed by the GOP” which blasts Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike for approving this bureaucratic monster that will grow the size and power of the FDA
    (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=7824).
     
    The Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund also posted an urgent action alert
    (http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/aa/aa…) urging people to call their representatives in Washington and oppose HR 2751.
      …..
    The betrayal
    It’s important to understand the depth of betrayal that has just been committed by the GOP members of the US Senate. Democratic members of the Senate, of course, have always voted for S.510 because it’s a bill that expands the power of government and will unleash an army of FDA inspectors who roam the countryside harassing farmers and small growers. The expansion of government power over the People has almost always been unanimously supported by Democratic Senators.
     
    But Republicans have been reluctant to see such a sudden expansion of FDA power and personnel. Some GOP members have opposed this bill because they see it as too overreaching, too powerful and too threatening to the food freedoms upon which this country was founded. So they tried to oppose the bill in order to keep the FDA out of our farms, gardens and greenhouses. And for a long time, Sen. Tom Coburn effectively blocked this bill from becoming law.
     
    But Senator Harry Reid — the King of Corruption in the Senate, in my opinion — kept pushing this bill, backed by Big Agribiz corporate supporters who can’t wait to see small farms buried under the burden of compliance that would be unleashed under the bill. And no, all small farms are NOT exempt from this bill. In the world of agriculture, a small family farm growing food on as little as twenty acres can easily exceed $1 million a year in revenues (without much profit, because there isn’t much profit in most crops) and thereby be subjected to FDA tyranny under S.510.
     
    S.510 is the Patriot Act of farming. And the reason it got so much support from the large corporations is because it will effectively destroy many small, local organic farms by suffocating them under a new regulatory burden — even when they’re not the problem to begin with! Food safety is only a problem because of the factory animal operations that comingle with large, corporate food operations, thereby contaminating fresh produce with animal-grown bacteria. E.coli, for example, cannot multiply in plants! It can only grow in the intestines of animals.
     
    Passed in the darkness of night
    It is especially noteworthy to observe that the US Senate passed this bill in the dark of night, during a late Sunday night session when they hoped nobody was watching. This is an action they simply could not take in broad daylight during a normal business day when people might be paying attention. So they pulled a “quarterback sneak” and thrust this bill forward in a late-night session where nobody — and I mean nobody — had the courage to take a stand and vote against it.
     
    This whole scheme has been fabricated from the start, by the way. The food safety scare stories were intentionally exaggerated to make it seem as if we were all about to die from eating fresh spinach. The food recalls were hyped up by the mainstream media in a huge way, without any honest reporting on the fact that you are statistically ten thousand times more likely to be killed by an FDA-approved drug than from eating fresh produce.
     
    Then the legislators got involved. And there’s no problem they don’t arrogantly think they can’t solve by expanding the power and reach of the federal government. So they got to work figuring out how to take the most dangerous and dishonest agency in the history of America
    (http://www.naturalnews.com/030461_S…) and give it more power!
     
    This is sort of like handing an arsonist a can of gasoline and a flamethrower. Gee, what do you think the FDA is going to do with all this power? They’re going to run rampant with it, of course. Give the TSA power and they reach down your pants and sexually molest your children. Give the FDA power and they’ll use it to crush small, local organic farms in order to protect the profits of big business because
    the FDA has always sought to protect the profits of big business.
     
    How to crush small, local organic farms
    So for all you Americans who love to eat local food, or if you buy food from a local CSA or farmer’s market, you can kiss your local food goodbye in the near future. Once the FDA revs up its army of jackbooted thugs to start crushing small organic farmers, you are going to see a massive increase in the price of local food because supplies will begin to dwindle as small farmers are forced out of business by the Food Safety and Modernization Act.
     
    This is, of course, exactly what the FDA and Big Agribiz wants — a wipeout of the competition from small, local farmers. They want to dominate the food industry in the same way that Monsanto has dominated the seed industry. And that means crushing the small, independent food producers and family farm operations.
     
    So once again, our U.S. Senators have betrayed the very freedoms they swore to protect. It appears that when our forefathers wrote the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, they neglected to add one provision that they never could have imagined would be necessary: The right to food freedom and the right to grow your own food on your own land, then sell that food to members of your local community without being harassed by federal government agents who come knocking on your greenhouse door and demand, “show me your papers.”


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December 27, 2010 - Posted by | Medicine & Health, Social Trends | , ,

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  2. I am totally convinced that Republicans & Democrats are both part of the two-headed fascist snake that want to control us instead of represent us. How long will we take it????

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