NAIS is scheduled to go in effect January 2009
NAIS is not only alive and well but the FDA is thinking about implementing it for crops. The multi-national AG companies have the European Union,
World Trade Organization and the United Nations all heading in the same direction. The US and EU account for 35% of the world food supply so this is
a VERY BIG DEAL.
First the patenting of plants and animals so farmers must pay corporations royalties. (This was illegal in EU)
Second destruction of national “trade barriers” (allowed patented GMOs into INDIA resulting in farmer suicides at the rate of one every 8
Third replacement of traditional “Food Safety” measures such as quarantine and testing with “tracability” and ISO/WTO/FAO “Good Farming
Practices” (means massive red tape but no real safety measures)
Fourth only “official” listed seeds maybe sold in Europe and the cost of listing is thousands of dollars a variety. (no small businesses need
apply) The UN is also behind “official” varieties.
Fifth the agreement between the US and EU to “harmonize” standards
Sixth “stamping out” (slaughter) will be used instead of vaccination thanks to the OIE definition of “disease free status”. This allows
wholesale removal of traditional livestock opening the way for patented GMO animals.
Seventh the move of Plum Island Disease Lab to Cattle Country. Will a “release” wipe-out US herds as it did in the UK?
The regulations have already done much to destroy family farms in Europe (62 suicides in the UK). The regs are being implemented in Canada and
Australia and the USA is next. If the freedom to grow food without regulation is removed from the EU, USA, Canada and Australia AND the regulating
body is International then WHO is in control?
US farmers are fighting this but nicely orchestrated “Food Scares” are doing a good job of herding the sheeple into believing REGS. are needed.
No one sees that USDA has quit all but nominal testing for disease, turned border checks over to private firms like the Mexican Cattleman's Assoc.
and has opened the borders to foreign food without any real safety checks. No one sees BIOFUEL stripped the USA of its emergency stockpile of food.
“the cupboard is bare” to quote Sec of AG Ed Schaefer. And the MEDIA completely ignores the truth behind NAIS despite major attempts by farm
groups to get the word out.
Checkout these, they give a taste of what is in store for the USA.:
Report from EU meeting: www.i-sis.org.uk...
History of UK 2001 foot & mouth disease: www.warmwell.com...
Google r-calf and farmertoconsumer to help with lawsuits to stop this.