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Originally posted by crimvelvet
There is definitely a movement to remove our 4th Amendment rights. Kentucky tried to pass a law that will allow "Public Health Servants" access to homes where dogs and cats are kept to "check for disease" all without a warrant.
You are victim of the propaganda machine. The diseases are a direct result of WTO standards
Their happen to be very good reasons for those in your post from bird flu to mad cow disease.
The WTO (SPS Agreement) Article 3 Harmonization
1.To harmonize sanitary and phytosanitary measures on as wide a basis as possible, Members shall base their sanitary or phytosanitary measures on international standards, guidelines or recommendations...."
Measures to trace animals...to provide assurances on...safety ..have been incorporated into international standards... The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures...Aims to ensure that governments DO NOT USE QUARANTINE AND FOOD SAFETY REQUIREMENTS as Unjustified trade barriers."
“...when we see violations of FSIS regulations and we are instructed not to write non-compliance reports... agency officials subjected me to several hours of interrogation including wanting me to identify which of my members were blowing the whistle... The agency even contacted the USDA Office of Inspector General to explore criminal charges being filed against me.
USDA is moving toward supporting fewer labs nationwide, ....With the discontinuation of first-point testing, slaughter testing will become the primary method for brucellosis surveillance... An animal identified through first-point testing as possibly infected is alive. This allows the agency to collect additional samples.. An animal identified through slaughter testing as possibly infected is no longer living ... As a result, the process to be followed requires the identification of the herd the animal came from and conducting a whole herd test to determine whether or not infection is present in the herd. The traceability back to the original owner or farm of origin is also much higher in a first-point test ... Additionally, new disease challenges are emerging. Some are domestic diseases that are increasing in significance. Others are foreign diseases that may be imported as result of the exponential increases in international importations of animals and animal products. ...
Since 1999, there have been seven foreign animal diseases diagnosed within the United States (West Nile Virus, Exotic Newcastle Disease, High Pathogenic Avian Influenza, Hemorrhagic Disease of Rabbits, Monkey Pox, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, and Wildebeest Associated Malignant Catarrhal Fever). Unfortunately, there does not appear to be an end in sight for outbreaks of foreign or domestic diseases and these diverse activities related to disease control and eradication
... The World Trade Organization and NAFTA
signatory countries, under the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, are committed .... enhancement of our animal identification and traceability system will need to occur to meet growing marketplace and international demands for process verification and disease traceability assurance....Texas Animal Health Commision www.tahc.state.tx.us...
“....Jadwiga and I were able to address a meeting with the Brussels-based committee responsible for negotiating Poland’s agricultural terms of entry into the EU.
the chair-lady said: “I don't think you understand what EU policy is... it will be necessary to shift around one million farmers off the land...a lady from Portugal...remarked that since Portugal joined the European Union, 60 percent of small farmers had already left the land.
Jadwiga and I felt desperate to try and avert this tragedy. An uphill struggle ensued, which involved ... risking the wrath of the agribusiness and seed corporations who were gleefully moving-in behind the EU free trade agreements while a bought-out government stood aside. What these corporations want... is to get their hands on Poland’s relatively unspoiled work force and land resources. They want to , acquire their capital cheaply and flog the end products of Polish labour to the rest of the world for a big profit....Farmers, however, stand in the way of land acquisitions; so they are best removed. Corporations thus join with the EU in seeing through their common goals and set about intensively lobbying national government to get the right regulatory conditions to make their kill.
Farmers...suddenly find themselves heavily controlled by EU ...brandishing that most vicious of anti-entrepreneurial weapons: ‘sanitary and hygiene regulations’ - as enforced by national governments at the behest of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union. These are the hidden weapons of mass destruction of farmers www.i-sis.org.uk...
When you think about the damage we can do to corporations just by bad press alone
You did not understand that the diseased food problem is caused by USDA and WTO trade agreements because the USDA and FDA is using these food issues to advance their agenda.
That is easier said than done. The Anti-NAIS crowd has been trying to get press coverage for years without any luck. That is why I am posting here and hand out flyers all weekend long at a farmers market. Remember THEY OWN THE PRESS.
NAIS and Premise ID was never made into law