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The bills in Congress (HB 814, HB 875, SB 425?) look innocuous to the public and are cast as "food safety" but they mention two things (and thus make regulations buried elsewhere, operative) which will destroy the competition to industrial agriculture and/or take over control of all farms and thus of the US food supply: "tracing" which triggers this: www.organicconsumers.org... "best farming practices" which triggers a series of regulations that industrialize farming - allowing the government (indistinguishable from industry) to impose * what feed to give the animals (the GMO feed they sell), * what medical regimen (the drugs they sell), and * what spray and where and when (the pesticides they sell). These "best" practices would prevent farmers from raising animals on farms where crops are also grown and a series of things that are equally absurd to anyone who knows the least thing about farming or wishes to farm themselves and have chickens and vegetables, or a horse and fruit trees or ducks and grow corn to feed them or ...
HB 875 is called a "food safety" bill and it looks "nice." But it includes coded words that make other very "not nice" things become suddenly operative, things that are not mentioned directly in the bill but are buried in multiple other places, as simple lists or as regulations which have never been debated by law makers or voted on by the public, but inserted into agency documents, frequently by industries which are supposed to be regulated by those very industries.
The coded words around "tracing" trigger NAIS [please watch this video by the Organic Consumers Association] and any words around "best farming practices" would unleash a slew of absolute government controls over (but not limited to) things such as what the farmers must feed their animals (one assumes it will be GMO feed from Monsanto Bt-corn and Bt-soy) and when, what medical regimen they must follow (one assumes it will be the drugs Big PHARM and Big PHARMA sell), what kind of spray (one assumes it will be the pesticides Monsanto sells) and when and where farmers must apply it.
It is clear from those three items alone (what the animals eat, what drugs they are subject to, what is done to the soil and plants) that "best farming practices" and many more anti-farming practices) would industrialize every farm and destroying all organic farms.
Originally posted by Salt of the Earth
All these recalls -- the lettuce, all that -- everytime you hear their hyped up news stories you know, uh-uh, they are getting ready to clamp down on this or that, and getting the people psychologically ready for what athey are going to do, giving us the rationale.
Canadian Cattlemen This issue is NOT available to read online yet. I took the quote from the actual magazine itself. Emphasis mine.
According to the CDC and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 76 million cases of food-borne illnesses occur in the U.S each year, causing about 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths. In response to a system that isn't meeting it's goal of protecting an American public from food borne illness, the FDA designed a four-pillar food safety plan, backed by the U.S food industry that also sees the need for more stringent food import strategies.
Products, currently valued at $2.2 trillion currently come from 25,000 importers through 300 points of entry. For a start,, proposed food rules will reduce the total number of ports capable of receiving imported food products to 13 and each port must have a FDA laboratory in the vicinity to carry out any necessary testing.
Originally posted by Unknown Truth
I am actually back reading the book, "Seeds Of Deception" after about a six month break from it. I had to stop reading it because it was too much for the stomach to handle. I am now on the chapter called "Muscling the Media" and it talks about the Fox/Monsanto case at length.
My suspicion is that the PTB, are keeping everyone pre-occupied with other matters, the economy, the war in Iraq coming to an end, etc.
Now, they are slipping in these little things pertaining to the food chain, and no-one is really paying attention.
I can't imagine what a difference it is going to make to the consumers of the U.S, going from just over 300 ports of food entry down to 13. I can't really grasp it, because I don't know the numbers of what actually IS imported in to the U.S.
Take away the small farmers, shut down ports, and then what..??
Whoever controls the food, controls the people.
Originally posted by Salt of the Earth
What a treasure trove of information. Thank you so much. I'm forwarding the link and I'm going to go over it carefully, send it along to my friends in Weston A. Price.
We should u2u each other.
Thanks again for explaining in such detail how the scam works.
Do you see any way out of this, other than stopping the legislation or moving to the jungles of South America?