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Bill H.R. 339, the “Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act” denies the real problem. Obesity-related diseases are epidemic world wide and spreading; the food industry and medical profession both play a role in spreading ‘unregulated’ infectious microbes that cause the diseases, which are defined as “obesity-related” on a technicality. By denying the true situation, the Act blocks efforts to find a genuine solution.
FAST FOOD AND FAST MOVES: DEFINE “OBESITY-RELATED.”
Originally posted by wcitizen
If every you had any doubts that this government is a band of insane, evil psycopaths, this has got to be it.
If people don't kick up one helluva noise and if the American people allow this to pass, they too must be insane.
To consent to this bill is to consent to being murdered.
The downright lies make me so very angry:
Monsanto says it has no interest in the bill and would not benefit from it, but Monsanto’s Michael Taylor who gave us rBGH and unregulated genetically modified (GM) organisms, appears to have designed it and is waiting as an appointed Food Czar to the FDA (a position unapproved by Congress) to administer the agency it would create — without judicial review — if it passes. S 510 would give Monsanto unlimited power over all US seed, food supplements, food and farming.
Monsanto has to be one of the most evil, murderous groups of psycohaths on this plant, surpassed only by those who are leading of this insane plot to murder humanity.
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[edit on Sun Aug 15 2010 by DontTreadOnMe]
Originally posted by guyopitz
A strict policy of purification by fire on all carriers of any disease would ensure to remove any diseases in your population. Just sayin.
The problem with unnatural genetically modified foods is they could add any crazy thing they want to your food.
Will this bill stop me from making my own sauces and then sharing them with friends or family? Will I be required to pay $500 and classified as a food producer, subject to inspections and regulation if I choose to give away or sell any of my home grown and canned foods?
Section 102 refers to 21 U.S.C. 350d(a) to determine who is required to register.
From 21 U.S.C. 350d(a)(1):
"The Secretary shall by regulation require that any facility engaged in manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding food for consumption in the United States be registered with the Secretary."
The definition of facility is found in 21 U.S.C. 350d(b)(1):
"The term ?facility? includes any factory, warehouse, or establishment (including a factory, warehouse, or establishment of an importer) that manufactures, processes, packs, or holds food. Such term does not include farms; restaurants; other retail food establishments; nonprofit food establishments in which food is prepared for or served directly to the consumer; or fishing vessels (except such vessels engaged in processing as defined in section 123.3(k) of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations).
So, no. It doesn't look like you'd be required to register if you are only making your own sauces and sharing them with friends and family. If, on the other hand, you started to sell your canned foods to stores (not directly to the consumer) for resale, then yes.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
Guys, I think you are getting your knickers in a knot over something relatively minor.
From what I have read, they can sell you a basket of peaches, they just can't sell you a jar of peach preserves, without first meeting criteria to sell "processed foods".
I'm just wondering what effect, if any, this will have on "bake sales", for churches, and other fund-raisers for smaller organizations.
Originally posted by craig732
Government homepage for this bill.
The only scare tactics being used are by the OP and the website he got this from.
The headline "Senate bill makes it illegal to grow, share, trade or sell homegrown food" is absolutely false.
I challange anyone to find the wording in this bill that makes this headline true.
As no one will be able to answer my challenge, as there is nothing in the bill to support this headline, I appeal to the mods to change the misleading and false title of this thread.
[edit on 15-8-2010 by craig732]