reply to post by ZeroGhost
Boy do you have that correct!
Hint: Competition with existing agribusiness and super corporations who stand to loose everything if we stop using their poisonous products and
The plans to make independent farming and home gardening here in the USA impossible would have been complete if I and other farmers had not been very
vigilant. Unfortunately we are fighting a losing battle do to the apathy of consumers and the wilful blindness of liberal activists (Yes I am angry,
who would not be when trying to warn of a comming Agri-Cartel orchestrated famine and being ignored)
Unfortunately as soon as you say "democratic President and Congress" the political activists are so busy patting themselves on the back and
attacking anyone who speaks against "their party" they do not see how the Agri/Pharma Cartel slips stuff past them. For example President
Clinton's WTO and NAFTA ratification The history of the plan for a world food monopoly by the food cartel is explained in my comment
The Agri/Pharma Cartel is not about to let the individual grow their own food. There is too much money and to much power for the banking/corporate
cartel to allow it to slip through their fingers. Complete control of the World food supply would now be in the hands of the Agri/Pharma Cartel if a
few individuals had not worked tirelessly to spread the truth. Political activist groups such as Organic Consumers aligned themselves with
Why? because they are funded by the Rockefeller and other Robber Baron families.
True food safety means inspecting again. That means ending HACCP which caused the problems.
HR 875, HR 759, HR 814, HR 1332, SR 425 and SR 510 (and there may be more) create a giant new agency with massively intensified HACCP regulations,
less inspections, foreign exemptions, surveillance of all Americans, government power over our homes, gardens, farms, and all run from out of the
White House by Monsanto with power to impose up to a million dollar a day penalties and ten years in prison with no judicial review.
Yupfarming has articles detailing problems with the bills
The "existing agribusiness and super corporations"
want Power, Control and Money. We are talking GREED here. I can trace the time-line of the
"food safety bills" back decades.
Monsanto and Cargill were very much a part of Clinton's administration and helped push Congress into ratifying the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. Dan
Amstutz (VP Cargill) wrote it, Mike Kantor (Monsanto) was USA trade rep to WTO and Robert Shapiro (CEO Monsanto) was Clinton's Chief foreign trade
This is the time-line just for seed and does not include livestock, a much bigger file. My livestock file also includes the turnover of "food safety
inspection" to Corporations in 1996 (international HACCP regs) the resulting increase in food borne illness and the USDA cover-up.. If anyone wants
that information I would be happy to dig it out and post it.
SEED Monopoly Time-line:
(note links are old and I have not checked them recently)
1961 PVP is the Plant Variety Protection
: The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants: Gave seed companies a monopoly
on only the commercial multiplication and the marketing of seeds. Farmers remained free to save seed from their own harvest to plant in the following
year, and other breeders could freely use any variety, protected or not, to develop a new one.
1980 the Supreme Court decision in Diamond v. Chakrabarthy,
447 U.S. 303 enabled living organisms to be patented
1991 PVP monopoly is applied to seed multiplication
and also to the harvest and sometimes the final product as well. Previously unlimited right
of farmers to save seed for the following year's planting has been changed into an optional exception. Only if national government allows, can
farm-saved seed still be used, and a royalty has to be paid to the seed company even for seeds grown
1995 WTO ratified:
Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) introduction of intellectual property rules on plants, animals
and seeds under WTO’s Agreement “could damage the livelihoods of these 1.4 billion farmers worldwide and undermine food sovereignty and food
security ” Joint Communication from the African Group to the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (2003)
May, 2003, the European Patent Office in Munich granted a patent to Monsanto
with the number EP 445929, with the simple title "plants", even
though plants are not patentable in European Law.www.countercurrents.org...
2005 To-2008, Monsanto has filed 90 lawsuits against American farmers; www.i-sis.org.uk...
June 2006 Global Diversity Treaty
: Standard Material Transfer Agreement (SMTA) a standardized contract that will enable much easier access to
crop diversity. [ germplasm for patenting] royalty payment (1.1% of sales) is paid only if product is unavailable for further breeding and research.
funds will be devoted to conservation efforts. Translation: Bio-techs Corporations steal seed from third world farmers, patents it and pay money to
Bioversity International www.bioversityinternational.org...
December 2006 “In the EU, there is now a list of 'official' vegetable varieties. Seed that is not on the list cannot be 'sold' to the
To keep something on the list costs thousands of pounds each year...Hundreds of thousands of old heirloom varieties (the results of
about eleven thousand years of plant breeding by our ancestors) are being lost forever .www.defra.gov.uk...
Feb 2007 GRAIN press release USA:
Seed companies want to ban farm-saved seeds
A new report from GRAIN reveals the new lobbying offensive from the global seed industry to make it a crime for farmers to save seeds for the next
year's planting. See History atwww.gmfreeireland.org...
FAO is supporting harmonization of seed rules and regulations in Africa and Central Asia
in order to stimulate the development of a vibrant
seed industry...An effective seed regulation harmonization process involves dialogue amongst all relevant stakeholders from both private and public
sectors. Seed quality assurance, variety release, plant variety protection,
biosafety, plant quarantine and phytosanitary issues are among the
major technical areas of a regional harmonized seed system. The key to a successful seed regulation harmonization is a strong political will of the
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