Senate bill makes it illegal to grow, share, trade or sell homegrown food.

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posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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And so it unfolds my friends...

I must repeat myself when I say "game over" for the so called "democratic" governments. The show is over folks. Now they show their real face - or shall I say: now we are able to see it? They are in a hurry to make the bondage tighter. The dependency stronger. It gets crazier and crazier with each day passing. These power junkies have all my pity and disrespect.

You won't let this happen, won't you? Grow your own food at home! Even if anything thelikes passes. I would never let them control that. They will never get control over me!

Their fall is imminent and overdue. A few steps further and the revolt is here. I don't want it - but it seems unavoidable.




posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Ok, scanned through the bill, what are you all talking about prophecy and takeover of food supply?

I don't see it in here, can someone point them out?




Title I - Improving Capacity to Prevent Food Safety Problems Section 101 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to inspect records related to food, including to: (1) allow the inspection of records of food that the Secretary reasonably believes is likely to be affected in a similar manner as an adulterated food; and (2) require that each person (excluding farms and restaurants) who manufactures, processes, packs, distributes, receives, holds, or imports an article of food permit inspection of his or her records if the Secretary believes that there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to such food will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
Section 102 - Authorizes the Secretary to suspend the registration of a food facility if the food manufactured, processed, packed, or held by a facility has a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.
Section 103 - Requires each owner, operator, or agent in charge of a food facility to: (1) evaluate the hazards that could affect food; (2) identify and implement preventive controls; (3) monitor the performance of those controls; and (4) maintain records of such monitoring. Deems facilities required to comply with certain food-specific standards to be in compliance with this section. Requires the Secretary to promulgate regulations to establish science-based minimum standards for conducting a hazard analysis, documenting hazards, implementing preventive controls, and documenting such implementation. Prohibits the operation of a facility that manufactures, processes, packs, or holds food for sale in the United States if the owner, operator, or agent in charge of such facility is not in compliance with this section. Delays implementation of this section for small businesses.
Section 104 - Directs the Secretary to: (1) review and evaluate relevant health data and other information to determine the most significant foodborne contaminants; and (2) issue contaminant-specific and science-based guidance documents, action levels, or regulations.
Section 105 - Sets forth provisions related to produce safety, including to require the Secretary to: (1) establish science-based minimum standards for the safe production and harvesting of those types of fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities to minimize the risk of serious adverse health consequences or death; and (2) publish updated good agricultural practices and guidance for the safe production and harvesting of specific types of fresh produce.
Section 106 - Requires the Secretary to promulgate regulations to protect against the intentional adulteration of food.
Section 107 - Directs the Secretary to assess and collect fees related to: (1) food facility reinspection; (2) food recalls; (3) the voluntary qualified importer program; and (4) importer reinspection. Applies export certification provisions to food.
Section 108 - Requires the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture to prepare and submit to the relevant congressional committees and make public the National Agriculture and Food Defense Strategy, which shall include: (1) an implementation plan; (2) a coordinated research agenda; and (3) a process to achieve, and evaluate progress towards, goals.
Section 109 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to report annually on the activities of the Food and Agriculture Government Coordinating Council and the Food and Agriculture Sector Coordinating Council.
Section 110 - Requires the HHS Secretary to submit to Congress: (1) a comprehensive report that identifies programs and practices that are intended to promote the safety and supply chain security of food and to prevent outbreaks of foodborne illness and other food-related hazards that can be addressed through preventive activities; and (2) biennial reports on food safety programs and practices following the submission of the comprehensive report. Requires the HHS Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture to submit to Congress, biennially, a joint food safety and food defense research plan.
Section 111 - Requires the HHS Secretary to promulgate regulations on sanitary transportation practices for the transportation of food. Section 112 - Requires the Secretary to develop and make available to local educational agencies, schools, early childhood education programs, and interested entities and individuals guidelines for developing plans for individuals to manage the risk of food allergy and anaphylaxis in schools and early childhood education programs, to be implemented on a voluntary basis. Sets forth issues for such guidelines to address, including: (1) parental obligation to provide documentation of their child's food allergy; (2) the creation of an individual plan for food allergy management; (3) communication strategies between schools or childhood education programs and providers of emergency medical services; and (4) strategies to reduce the risk of exposure to anaphylactic causative agents in classrooms and common school or early childhood education program areas, such as cafeterias. Allows the Secretary to award matching grants to assist local educational agencies in implementing such food allergy and anaphylaxis management guidelines.
Title II - Improving Capacity to Detect and Respond to Food Safety Problems
Section 201 - Requires the Secretary to: (1) allocate resources to inspect facilities and articles of food imported into the United States based on their risk profiles; (2) increase the frequency of inspection of all facilities; and (3) report to the appropriate congressional committees annually on food facility and food import inspections.
Section 202 - Requires the Secretary to: (1) recognize bodies that accredit laboratories with a demonstrated capability to conduct analytical testing of food products; (2) establish a publicly available registry of accreditation bodies; (3) develop model standards that an accreditation body shall require laboratories to meet; and (4) periodically reevaluate accreditation bodies and revoke recognition of any not in compliance with this section. Sets forth requirements for mandatory testing, including that: (1) testing b



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Section 202 - Requires the Secretary to: (1) recognize bodies that accredit laboratories with a demonstrated capability to conduct analytical testing of food products; (2) establish a publicly available registry of accreditation bodies; (3) develop model standards that an accreditation body shall require laboratories to meet; and (4) periodically reevaluate accreditation bodies and revoke recognition of any not in compliance with this section. Sets forth requirements for mandatory testing, including that: (1) testing be conducted by federal laboratories or accredited nonfederal laboratories; and (2) results of such testing be sent directly to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Requires the Secretary to review results from any sampling and testing that lead to a state or locality issuing a food recall to evaluate the need for a national recall or other compliance and enforcement activities. Requires the Secretary to report to the relevant congressional committees on the progress in implementing a national food emergency response laboratory network.
Section 203 - Directs the DHS Secretary to maintain an agreement through which relevant laboratory network members will: (1) agree on common laboratory methods in order to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information; (2) identify means by which each member could work cooperatively to optimize national laboratory preparedness and provide surge capacity during emergencies; and (3) engage in ongoing dialogue and build relationships that will support a more effective and integrated response during emergencies. Sets forth reporting requirements.
Section 204 - Requires the HHS Secretary to: (1) improve tracking and tracing of fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities in the event of a foodborne illness outbreak; and (2) establish standards for the type of information, format, and timeframe for persons to submit records to aid the Secretary in such tracking and tracing.
Section 205 - Requires the Secretary to establish a pilot project to explore and evaluate methods for rapidly and effectively tracking and tracing processed food so that the Secretary may quickly identify the source of an outbreak involving such a processed food and the recipients of the contaminated food.
Section 206 - Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to enhance foodborne illness surveillance systems to improve the collection, analysis, reporting, and usefulness of data on foodborne illnesses. Requires the Secretary to: (1) develop and implement strategies to leverage and enhance the food safety and defense capacities of state and local agencies to achieve specified goals, including improving foodborne illness outbreak response and containment; and (2) complete a review of state and local capacities and needs for enhancement not later than one year after enactment of this Act. Reauthorizes appropriations for grants to states and Indian tribes to expand participation in networks to enhance federal, state, and local food safety efforts, including meeting the costs of establishing and maintaining the food safety surveillance, technical, and laboratory capacity needed for such participation.
Section 207 - Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) provide a responsible party with an opportunity to cease distribution and recall an adulterated or misbranded article of food if the use of or exposure to such article will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals; (2) order a responsible party to immediately cease distribution and provide notice to relevant persons if the responsible party does not voluntarily cease distribution of or recall such article of food; and (3) order a recall if the Secretary determines that removal of the article from commerce is necessary, but only after providing an opportunity for a hearing.
Section 208 - Revises the standard for the administrative detention of food to allow such a detention if the FDA has reason to believe that such article is adulterated or misbranded.
Section 209 - Requires the Administration of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide support for, and technical assistance to, state, local, and tribal governments in preparing for, assessing, decontaminating, and recovering from an agriculture or food emergency.
Section 210 - Requires the Secretary to set standards and administer training and education programs for the employees of state, local, territorial, and tribal food safety officials relating to the regulatory responsibilities and policies established by this Act. Authorizes and encourages the Secretary to conduct examinations, testing, and investigations for the purposes of determining compliance with the food safety provisions of this Act through the officers and employees of such state, local, territorial, or tribal agency.
Section 211 - Expands the program for grants to states, territories, and Indian tribes for inspections to include grants to: (1) train to HHS standards for the examination, inspection, and investigation of food manufacturing, processing, packing, holding, distribution, and importation; (2) build the capacity of the laboratories for food safety; (3) build the infrastructure and capacity of the food safety programs; and (4) take appropriate action to protect the public health in response to a recall of food under the FFDCA. Title III - Improving the Safety of Imported Food Section
301 - Requires U.S. importers to perform risk-based foreign supplier verification activities to verify that imported food is produced in compliance with applicable requirements related to hazard analysis and standards for produce safety and is not adulterated or misbranded. Requires the Secretary to issue guidance to assist U.S. importers in developing foreign supplier verification programs.
Section 302 - Requires the Secretary to: (1) establish a program to provide for the expedited review and importation of food offered for importation by U.S. importers who have voluntarily agreed to participate in such program; and (2) issue a guidance document related to participation and compliance with such program.
Section 303 - Requires imported food that fails to meet requirements for a certification or other assurance that the food meets applicable FFDCA requirements to be refused admission. Authorizes the Secretary to require, as a condition of granting admission t



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Section 303 - Requires imported food that fails to meet requirements for a certification or other assurance that the food meets applicable FFDCA requirements to be refused admission. Authorizes the Secretary to require, as a condition of granting admission to an article of food into the United States, that an entity provide a certification or other assurances that the article of food complies with applicable FFDCA requirements.
Section 304 - Directs the Secretary to require, prior to importation of an article of food, notice of any country to which such article has been refused entry.
Section 305 - Requires the Secretary to determine whether a country can provide reasonable assurances that the food supply of the country meets or exceeds the safety of food manufactured, processed, packed, or held in the United States.
Section 306 - Directs the Secretary to develop a comprehensive plan to expand the technical, scientific, and regulatory capacity of foreign governments and food industries from which foods are exported to the United States.
Section 307 - Authorizes the Secretary to enter into arrangements and agreements with foreign governments to facilitate the inspection of registered foreign facilities. Requires the Secretary to direct resources to inspections of foreign facilities, supplies, and food types to help ensure the safety and security of the U.S. food supply. Requires food to be refused admission into the United States if permission to inspect the food facility is denied by the facility owner, operator, or agent or the foreign country. Section 308 - Sets forth provisions governing the establishment of a system to recognize bodies that accredit third-party auditors and audit agents to certify that eligible entities meet applicable FFDCA requirements for importation of food into the United States.
Section 309 - Requires the Secretary to establish offices of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in foreign countries to provide assistance to the appropriate governmental entities with respect to measures to provide for the safety of articles of food and other products regulated by the FDA that are exported by such countries to the United States.
Section 310 - Requires the Secretary to: (1) develop and implement a strategy to better identify sand prevent entry into the United States of smuggled food; and (2) notify the DHS Secretary not later than ten days after identifying a smuggled food that would cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals. Requires a press release to warn consumers and vendors about a potential threat from smuggled food if certain requirements are met.
Title IV - Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 401 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2010-FY2014 for the activities of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, the Center for Veterinary Medicine, and related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs of the FDA. Directs the HHS Secretary to increase the field staff of such Centers and Office.
Section 402 - Establishes whistleblower protections for employees of entities involved in the manufacturing, processing, packing, transporting, distribution, reception, holding, or importation of food who provide information relating to any violation of the FFDCA.
Section 404 - Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.
Section 405 - Requires the Secretary to update the Fish and Fisheries Products Hazards and Control Guidance to take into account advances in technology.
Section 406 - Requires the Secretary, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to study the transportation of food for consumption in the United States, including an examination of the unique needs of rural and frontier areas with regard to the delivery of safe food.


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posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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we are all little puppets
who's gonna make a stand
you, me , that person over there



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:44 AM
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When raw food producers are getting swat teamed as I reported in my thread which I linked too, I'd say there is a problem...
Healthy food will kill you, while apertame and BGH are OK...
Here they can give them selves complete access to your records.
Where does that stop?
When they say "reasonable" they don't mean reasonable for you,
they mean reasonable for them.

Just like the financial reform bill, which created an entity that can just take over any business that they "deem" threatens the Economy..

They sure seem to like that "Deem" word


Excerp from bill s-510
2) USE OF OR EXPOSURE TO FOOD OF CONCERN- If the Secretary believes that there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to an article of food, and any other article of food that the Secretary reasonably believes is likely to be affected in a similar manner, will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals, each person (excluding farms and restaurants) who manufactures, processes, packs, distributes, receives, holds, or imports such article shall, at the request of an officer or employee duly designated by the Secretary, permit such officer or employee, upon presentation of appropriate credentials and a written notice to such person, at reasonable times and within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner, to have access to and copy all records relating to such article and to any other article of food that the Secretary reasonably believes is likely to be affected in a similar manner, that

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posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:45 AM
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how exactly is this bill even legitamized???

are they going to invade grandma's house and take her tomato plant and mint herb she grows every year?

i just can't see how the average part time once a year gardener with less than a dozen vegetables in his backyard is the aimed at target of this bill...

i think more accurately this bill is aimed at the joe dirt american truck farmers, because they are last competition to the industrialized commercial growers that are part of the coorporate system

i could be wrong about who exactly this is aimed at, and for what benefit, but i really see no benifit in aiming this at the 'general public' like say people who just happen to do a little gardening in their backyard

whoever this bill is aimed at, it is aimed at them because once the bill is enforced there will be a benificial party created from that, once we figure that out, then we will deduce who paid for this to happen and why



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by donkey77
we are all little puppets
who's gonna make a stand
you, me , that person over there


We are no puppets! That's what they want us to believe.
I won't let it happen. They will face my opposition!! Hope yours too.



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:48 AM
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www.govtrack.us...

I don't know if I posted the link correctly or not? I tried!

So where, exactly, does it say all this? I couldn't find anything that I could twist into meaning anything even remotely likely that.

I did like the fact that it sounds like there will be more control over the safety guidelines of the food being imported to this country, esp. since so much of the food we buy now is coming from other countries. Heck, most of the apples used by US companies for juices and applesauce are imported from China! Um, like, don't we have enough apples here???



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by Danbones
here are some excerps from the bill
www.abovetopsecret.com...

In Canada we have bill c-6 which is generally regarded as having sold out our sovereignty by putting us under the pervue of globalist corporations
Thanks Harper you punk

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Yes, but that bill is not legal and treason. Just takes a class action to throw them all out. As many times as necessary depending on the stupidity of the judge. You dont quit, if they are traitors, you refire the cannon of justice until its entrenched that these guys know their place, and its not above us.

That bill is meaningless. I've already written to my local representative and also to the PM and told him they were committing treason, and that not a chance would we ever comply to this crime. Its got signatures too. Always handy for proving guilty parties.



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by Unity_99

Originally posted by Danbones
here are some excerps from the bill
www.abovetopsecret.com...

In Canada we have bill c-6 which is generally regarded as having sold out our sovereignty by putting us under the pervue of globalist corporations
Thanks Harper you punk

[edit on 15-8-2010 by Danbones]


Yes, but that bill is not legal and treason. Just takes a class action to throw them all out. As many times as necessary depending on the stupidity of the judge. You dont quit, if they are traitors, you refire the cannon of justice until its entrenched that these guys know their place, and its not above us.

That bill is meaningless. I've already written to my local representative and also to the PM and told him they were committing treason, and that not a chance would we ever comply to this crime. Its got signatures too. Always handy for proving guilty parties.


You get a star and my respect
That's what I call spirit!!!!!



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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It seems to be aimed at any one who shares or sells or barters...

Then it is not residential.
so if you trade from your house garden for firewood...

like the business about having to report any transactions over 600 dollars...
They want to lock it down and extract the last drops of blood from the system..

Just look at Iraq.
Farmers are not allowed to use there own seed banks, they must prchase from Monsanto every year, the plants won't produce without monsanto pesticides and herbicides, and the seeds are sterile.
the GMO produce we already know is toxic and sterilizes who, or what ever eats it.

so there is no guess work here.
Iraq is a crucible, the test model for the rest of the world.


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posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Another Bill that will not pass or will be deemed unconstitutional. They may very well be able to create a bill that regulates the ability to sell food that was grown without any oversight from the DOA, but not much else.

Nothing to see here. Move along.



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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90 percent of the population where against the banker bailout the bigest theft in the history of the world.

So if not this time, they'll get it the next time.
as I said just look at Iraq.
They are alresdy swat teaming raw food producers and Amish farms because they deemed raw food dangerious.
So I guess since its already happening and this bill isn't even passed yet then there is no reason to be concerned.


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posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:56 AM
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Hm..need more sources.


that site isn't the most credible.



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 10:58 AM
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we linked to the bill, read it.
and reported the swat teams, thats MSN



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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Just so ya'll know, this was introduced last year, in part as a 'revival' or revision of a proposal from 08, and there has been no action on this proposed bill since December 09.
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posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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In May, 2009 the House introduced similar legislation that sounded nice (Food Safety Enhancement) but carried sinister implications.
HR 2749 Food Safety Enhancement
Did you like to try new salsas, candies, preserves, dips and cheeses at Farmers' Markets and craft shows? Most may disappear under new regulations and fees to be imposed in the name of "food safety."

While the FDA should focus on the major manufacturers and prevention of contamination, the new focus is regulation, fees and record-keeping that will unfairly impact small, local producers.

The "traceability" provisions require people who produce or hold food products for sale to maintain source and content records and comply with strict inspection and reporting standards, and to prepare and provide a "safety plan" for FDA review.

While these provisions do not apply to farms that sell directly to consumers, they make no exemption for small-scale producers of "homemade" or "artisan" food products.

In addition to creating a food registry – and a $1,000 annual registration fee – the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 would give the FDA the authority to:

-- specify minimum requirements for food safety plans;
-- issue regulations for the safe production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables;
-- increase inspections of food facilities;
-- improve the “traceability” of food by requiring people to keep complete records of a food’s origin and distribution history;
-- impose stricter criminal and financial penalties on producers that fail to comply with safety requirements.

For the official publications and Act, see these:

Food Safety Enhancement Act Announcement
energycommerce.house.gov...

Typical tactic: name it opposite of what you really want to do.

jw

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posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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It sure has bipartisan support.

Sponsor: Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]

Co Sponsors:
Michael Enzi [R-WY]
Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
Judd Gregg [R-NH]
Thomas Harkin [D-IA]
Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
John Isakson [R-GA] Edward Kennedy [D-MA]
Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
Ben Nelson [D-NE]
Tom Udall [D-NM]
David Vitter [R-LA]
Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
Jeff Bingaman [D-NM]
Richard Burr [R-NC]
Roland Burris [D-IL]
Saxby Chambliss [R-GA]
Christopher Dodd [D-CT]

Why is it they can have bipartisan support when screwing the people but no bipartisan support for screwing big business. Think about it, health care, financial reform, energy, education, global warming all help the people. Yet, they don't want to have bipartisan support to fix any of that. It's always support for big business. So when the GOP obstructs all the bills that help the people they are basically saying screw the people.



posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 11:12 AM
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If you've read the bill, you would know why you should never let others interpret things for you.





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