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Democratic Congress SELLOUT Americans to Corporate interests while Republicans help

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posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 02:58 PM
I am surprise there is not more interest in a major threat to the USA and the rest of the world.

What is that threat?

Senate bill 510: The take over of the World Food Supply!

This is not a Liberal vs Conservative issue, It is a PEOPLE vs INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE CARTEL issue.

The Set-Up

As most people are aware food contamination has been making headlines in recent years. This is a direct result of "Never let a good crisis go to waste, if you do not have a crisis BUILD ONE" RULE of instituting special interest laws. In other words the Food Safety Crisis was coldbloodedly manufactured!

So when was “The U.S. has the safest food supply in the world” changed to “We need Safety Laws”? I can pinpoint the exact time and what changed. The first change was the 1995 ratification of the World Trade Organization with its Agreement on Agriculture. This opened up the USA to foreign food WITHOUT ADEQUATE INSPECTION. The Key phrase is:
"Aims to ensure that governments do not use quarantine and food safety requirements as Unjustified trade barriers.. It provides Member countries with a right to implement traceability [NAIS] as an SPS measure." OIE

Food inspections have dropped from a robust 50,000 in 1972 to about 5,000 today, meaning that U.S. food processors are inspected on average about every 10 years. The chance of a food product from overseas being inspected is infinitesimal. Most raw materials for our drugs come from foreign producers that are rarely inspected. The rate of quality-control failures found in manufacturing facilities by FDA inspectors has soared.

The USDA has decrease the inspection of imported food from 8.0% to 0.6% WHILE IMPORTS HAVE DOUBLED SINCE THE MID NINETIES.

The second cause of the Food Crisis was the scuttling of the old USDA inspection system and the adoption of HACCP food-safety system in 1996

when USDA “officials initially described HACCP to the industry in the mid-90’s, the agency made the following enticing promises:

* “Under HACCP, the agency will implement a ‘Hands Off’ role in meat inspection.
* “Under HACCP, the agency will no longer police the industry, but the industry will police itself.
* “Under HACCP, the agency will disband its previous command and control authority.
* “Under HACCP, each plant will write its own HACCP Plan, and the agency cannot tell plants what must be in their HACCP Plans.”

As a result, the plant operator was required to identify potential hazards and the critical points in the process where those hazards could come into play. The plan would then identify procedures that would be used to minimize the hazard risk at those control points. The plant would be responsible for the implementation of the plan.

As a result, the inspector was no longer responsible for what was happening on the plant floor: that was left to company personnel. The new role of the inspector was to make sure that plant personnel were carrying out their duties in a manner consistent with the HACCP plan. In many cases this amounted to making sure that all of the paper work was in the proper order.

When the system failed Food inspectors complaints went unheeded as Mr. Stan Painter, Chairman, National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals stated in his Apr 17, 2008 Testimony into the Congressional Investigation.

It (the recall of Hallmark/Westland Meat) highlights one of the problems that we have attempted to raise with the agency ever since 1996 when the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) inspection system was put in place. There seems to be too much reliance on an honor system for the industry to police itself. While the USDA investigation is still on going at Hallmark/Westland, a couple of facts have emerged that point to a system that can be gamed by those who want to break the law. It (HACCP) shifted the responsibility for food safety over to the companies .

Mr Painter's testimony was "discounted" by both the USDA and Congress despite the fact that "Over 1000 non-compliance reports – weighing some 16 pounds -- were turned over" as a result of a FOIA request.

Another example of the results of these two polices is the reintroduction of bovine tuberculosis into the USA.

In 1995, before WTO, California did 10,576 TB tests in cattle after HACCP and the WTO agreement on Ag, it was cut to 1,425 by 1999. Meanwhile per the WTO Agreement on Ag the USA borders were opened to Mexican cattle and a Mexican cattle Assoc was responsible for the Santa Teresa, NM cattle port-of-entry”- RESULT TB found in New Mexico, California Oklahoma and other states. The Media TRUMPED the INCREASE of testing from 1,425 to 2,500 but said NOTHING about the DECREASE from 10,576 Even worse a TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION Report says not only is the US government shutting down testing labs but with ”the discontinuation of first-point testing, slaughter testing will become the primary method for brucellosis surveillance.... An animal identified through slaughter testing as possibly infected is no longer living and therefore additional testing of that animal is not possible. 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. “

So what changed in the mid nineties?

Purdue University: Private International Cartels: shows the Ag Cartels exist.

The sudden discovery of a global pandemic of international cartels in the mid 1990s, after a hiatus of a half century, is puzzling. That the greatest number and most injurious conspiracies should be clustered in the food and feed ingredients industries adds another element of mystery to the puzzle.

Please note that it was in 1995 that the Ag cartel got the World Trade Organization Agreement on Agriculture written by Dan Amstutz, VP of the grain trader Cargill. And it was ratified by Congress with the help of Senior Foreign Trade Adviser to Bill Clinton, Robert Shaprio, CEO of MONSANTO!

Now the Ag Cartel is putting in place their final lock on the World food supply. It is called S.510 (Food Safety and Modernization Act)


I. Food Facilities – these provisions apply to any place that engages in “manufacturing,
processing, packing, or holding food for consumption in the United States.”

...B. Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls (“HARPC”) (sec. 103)
1. HARPC requirements are very similar to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control
Point plans (HACCP) plans required under the House version of the bill. Every
facility would be required to develop a HACCP-type plan that identifies and evaluates
potential hazards, develops preventative controls, monitors the effectiveness of the
controls, takes corrective actions, and provides verification. The facility owner must
also keep records documenting all of this and periodically reanalyze the plan. The
plan is subject to FDA approval and inspection. (pp.11-16)

...II. On-Farm Regulation: “Standards for Produce Safety” (Sec. 105) (pp. 29-41)
A. FDA is authorized to establish standards for how fruits and vegetables are grown and
harvested, including standards for “soil amendments, hygiene, packing, temperature
controls, animals in the growing area, and water.”

C. The requirements specifically include farms that sell directly to consumers (p.31)

You can read a blow by blow account of an earlier bill by Progressives HERE. It is a compilation of research by several people so it may be rough reading. The HR 875 bill shows the REAL goal.

From the Tea Party site: click

The most offensive parts (S.510):

page 121 – “Sec. 404 Compliance with international agreements.”

page 136 – “Review” …. “internationally-recognized standards….”

page 137 – “Nothing… limits the authority of the Secretary…to revise, issue, and enforce product and category-specific regulations….” And “(f) DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS – Nothing in the amendment made by this section shall apply to any dietary supplement that is in compliance with the requirements of sections 402(g)(2) and 761 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 USC 342(g)(2), 379aa-1).”

page 195 – “No limit on Secretarial Authority” What??!!!! No limit?

page 212 – “(c) Civil Penality – inserts “or any person who does not comply with a recall order under 423….” (see also page 137)

page 213 – exchanges reasonable language to seemingly arbitrary language – “’1) striking ‘credible evidence or information indicating’ and inserting ‘reason to believe’ and (2) striking ‘presents a threat of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans and animals’ and inserting ‘is adulterated or misbranded.’” Misbranded = produced in an unregistered facility. Adulterated = intentional or unintentional contamination or poisoning.

Naive progressives (and conservatives) seem to think the Tester-Hagan amendments will turn this EVIL bill into something acceptable.

BUT Remember Paul Warburg's famous lines.

"Warburg's associates said, "Paul, what are you doing? We don't want those in there this is our bill." And his response was this, he said, "Relax fellas, don't you get it? Our object is to get the bill passed. We can fix it up later." Those were his exact words. "We can fix it up later." A Talk by G. Edward Griffin

He was correct. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 has been amended over 100 times. Every one of the provisions designed to protect the public were removed long ago. Now the banks are operating with out a reserve, making loans out of thin air and requiring you to pay back their counterfeit money with your labor. Market Skeptics: *****US Banks Operating Without Reserve

The food safety bills are just a repeat of the 1913 Federal Reserve Act strategy but this time instead of a goal of private interest grabbing control of the money machine the goal is grabbing complete control of food production. As Henry Kissinger said in 1970:
"Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people; control money and you control the world."

Background on Farming

US History:
History, HACCP and the Food Safety Con Job

World History:
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Seeds of Destruction"
Part I
Part II
Part III

Stolen harvest: the hijacking of the global food supply By Vandana Shiva

A quick (well maybe) Synopsis:

After World War II the Council on Foreign Relations and its sister organization, the Council on Economic Development (CED) were formed. The members were Bankers, Corporate heads and Academics who rely on funding from the first two groups.

Graham F. Towers, Governor of the Central Bank of Canada (from 1934 to 1955) describes how banking actually works:

"That is the Banking business, just in the same way that a steel plant makes steel. (p. 287) The manufacturing process consists of making a pen-and-ink or typewriter entry on a card in a book. That is all. (pp. 76 and 238) Each and every time a bank makes a loan (or purchases securities), new bank credit is created — new deposits — brand new money. (pp. 113 and 238) Broadly speaking, all new money comes out of a Bank in the form of loans."

From this description it is obvious that the bankers make their money from loaning out "Pixie dust" and collecting your wealth (labor paid for in dollars) If people do not borrow the bankers can not run their con game.

Corporations make their money by buying raw materials and labor as cheaply as possible and selling it at the highest price the market will allow. Implied in this is an abundant supply of cheap labor (fairly high unemployment) and a large demand for their products.

As Nicole Johnson spells out in History, HACCP and the Food Safety Con Job The decision was made by the Council on Economic development in 1947 to get rid of independent US farmers.

CED determined that the problem with American agriculture was that there were too many farmers.

But the CED had a "solution": millions of farmers would just have to be eliminated. In a number of reports written over a few decades, CED recommended that farming "resources" " that is, farmers " be reduced.

In its 1945 report "Agriculture in an Expanding Economy," CED complained that "the excess of human resources engaged in agriculture is probably the most important single factor in the "farm problem'" and describes how agricultural production can be better organized to fit to business needs.[2]

A report published in 1962 entitled "An Adaptive Program for Agriculture"[3] is even more blunt in its objectives, leading Time Magazine to remark that CED had a plan for fixing the identified problem: "The essential fact to be faced, argues CED, is that with present high levels farm productivity, more labor is involved in agriculture production that the market demands " in short, there are too may farmers.

To solve that problem, CED offers a program with three main prongs."[4] Some of the report's authors would go on to work in government to implement CED's policy recommendations. Over the next five years, the political and economic establishment ensured the reduction of "excess human resources engaged in agriculture" by two million, or by 1/3 of their previous number.

A History of American Agriculture 1776-1990 shows this is true:

1945-70 - Change from horses to tractors and the adoption of a group of technological practices characterized the second American agricultural revolution

WHY were these changes actually forced??
The second American agricultural revolution required farmers to MORTGAGE their farms to BUY tractors, very expensive implements, seed and fertilizer. A boon to both Bankers and Corporations. No longer would rural communities be close to self-sufficient with most of the products made and repaired locally. We see the same technique used in India right now with the same results - increased poverty and suicide.

As Nicole states:

Their plan was so effective and so faithfully executed by its operatives in the US government that by 1974 the CED couldn't help but congratulate itself in another agricultural report called "A New US Farm Policy for Changing World Food Needs" for the efficiency of the tactics they employed to drive farmers from their land.[5]

The human cost of CED's plans were exacting and enormous.

CED's plans resulted in widespread social upheaval throughout rural America, ripping apart the fabric of its society destroying its local economies. They also resulted in a massive migration to larger cities. The loss of a farm also means the loss of identity, and many farmers' lives ended in suicide [6], not unlike farmers in India today who have been tricked into debt and desperation and can see no other way out.[7]

(And there you have the real source for the break down of US society since the 1950 when you could leave the keys in the car and your doors unlocked) Even the US state department sees that the "American agricultural revolution" has been good for everyone BUT the farmers and rural communities.

As has been true since the nation's founding, continuing improvements in farm machinery, better seeds, better fertilizers, more irrigation, and effective pest control have made farmers more and more successful in what they do (except for making money).

So WHO is reaping the benefits? The Corporate Ag Cartels of course.

Freedom to Fail: How U.S. Farming Policies Have Helped Agribusiness And Pushed Family Farmers Toward Extinction

Who's making the bread?
Freedom to Farm's lower commodity prices have not translated into consumer benefits. Since 1984, the real price of a USDA market basket of food has increased 2.8 percent while the farm value of that food has fallen by 35.7 percent, according to C. Robert Taylor, professor of agriculture and public policy at Auburn University. Taylor says there is a "widening gap" between retail price and farm value for numerous components of the market basket, including meat products, poultry, eggs, dairy products, cereal and bakery products, fresh fruit and vegetables, and processed fruit and vegetables.

At a major farm rally in Washington, D.C. in March, farmers served legislators a "farmers" lunch. The lunch included what would typically be an $8 lunch -- barbecued beef on a bun, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, milk and a cookie. The farmers charged only 39 cents for the meal, reflecting what farmers and ranchers receive to grow the food for such a meal.

This is also supported by the fact both Monsanto and Cargill reported record earnings in 2008 while world food riots broke out.

"The World Bank says that 100 million more people are facing severe hunger. Yet some of the world's richest food companies are making record profits. Monsanto last month reported that its net income for the three months up to the end of February this year had more than doubled over the same period in 2007, from $543m (£275m) to $1.12bn. Its profits increased from $1.44bn to $2.22bn....

A look at the figures for 2007, when the world food crisis began, shows that corporations such as Monsanto and Cargill, which control the cereals market, saw their profits increase by 45 and 60 per cent, respectively; the leading chemical fertilizer companies such as Mosaic Corporation, a subsidiary of Cargill, doubled their profits in a single year" Monsanto and the World Food Crisis

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 03:32 PM
Great thread Crim! Nice job of tying things together.

The importance of our food supply cannot be overstated.

Every freedom we have means nothing if our food supply is in the hands of corporate gangsters. i.e the bankers.

It's that damn simple.
S & F

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 04:38 PM
reply to post by Asktheanimals

I was worried the post was too long. However the subject is rather complicated and without the actual background the bill can be made to appear needed.

I get very angry when I think of all those people who became ill or died so these @#$%$# Corporate bandits could grab complete control of our food supply. They already control 80% but the Locavore and Organic movements by the people have put a stop to their slow starvation of American farmers.

Without independent farmers the Corporate Cartel will be able to set any price on food. You can do without a car or even without a house but you can not do without food and water.

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 05:05 PM
reply to post by crimvelvet

Star & Flag. I read an article not long ago that pointed to the industrialization of farming, and how we were now farming on only a small percentage of farm-able land. Yet we supply a good majority of the worlds food supply. I find this ironic with all the regulations imposed, it seems like a design to keep the small farmer out of business and give the corporations the major share in food production.

I live near a city that is experimenting with local farming and it is so far turning the city into a vastly rich area. The city aims for total food self-sufficiency and the local food suppliers and restaurants have all bought into the concept. The money stays locally for starters, the neighbors benefit from jobs, the air quality is better as produce is not shipped very far, and the food is healthier as all the local farmers produce their crops mostly as organic. It is saddening to me to see our government want big corporations to handle the food supply when there are more practical and simply solutions that work and seem better for everyone.

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 05:25 PM
reply to post by ExPostFacto

I am old enough to remember what it was like before the CED decided to rid the USA of its farmers back in 1947. The contrast to today is amazing.

Yes there was poverty but you did not have people living on the streets, communities WERE communities were people knew and cared for each other. A person expected to get a job and remain with the company for the rest of their working career. The local Doctor and Dentist say to it that the poor kids got medical care WITHOUT the Fed pushing their nose in. If a guy was whomping on his wife and kids, the preacher and a couple big guys would take him aside and make it clear that his behavior was unacceptable. (My mom was an instigator of one such instance) If some one was burned out the Community was right their to help provide support in the way of clothes, a place to live and help in rebuilding.

Now, people do not remain in a job or in a town long enough to even put down roots. Now Big Brother is expected to provide the support system. There American community has been fractured

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 05:53 PM
reply to post by crimvelvet

so this might be what all the TSA frenzy is trying to cover up

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 06:02 PM
Great thread but abandon the idea that either the right or left has any interest or focus, that's an illusion.

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 07:15 PM
reply to post by indigothefish

Yes, I thought the TSA frenzy might be the red herring to divert attention from this bill. Note that just like the Federal Reserve Act that was voted on just before Christmas, this bill is slated for a vote the day after the Thanksgiving holiday. Hopefully their have been enough phone calls, faxes and E-mails to convence the senators to vote AGAINST this. I am afraid a lot of them will cop out and say they were traveling to escape from the uproar.

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 07:34 PM
reply to post by crimvelvet

Awesome post, very detailed, and full of facts.

is it possible that all of this is also tied into one world government? the way you tied all the pieces together, and the fact that they seem to be attempting to make all the rules/laws enforceable on a international basis. this has taken place in almost every industry over the last 20 years.

i, myself come from the construction and mechanical field, which were enforced by the BOCA codes, now, all of our codes are based on the "international" codes.

just a thought.

S&F for you.

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 08:11 AM
reply to post by HappilyEverAfter

Great thread but abandon the idea that either the right or left has any interest or focus, that's an illusion.

I am not sure what you mean by that.

If anyone bothers to look you can see the Republicans and the Democrats are both controlled by the banks and corporations. To keep the general public, or as the Bilderberg Group calls us "the Unwashed Masses" from noticing, a media Dog and Pony show is staged for us 24/7.

I agree with Mr. Estulin the goal is:

...Not One World Government or New World Order as too many people mistakenly believe. Rather, the ideology is of a ONE WORLD COMPANY LIMITED....

The contempt show in the phrase "the Unwashed Masses" shows that the Food Safety bill and the Obamacare law are NOT about what is good for the general population but what is good for the Corporations and the bankers. Regulations stifle competition from small business, regulation funnels tax payer money into the pockets of private banks according to the the Grace Comission Report to President Regan. This is because the government borrows the money, created on the spot by the bankers and pays it back with Tax Payer wealth. (note: Banker fiat money is NOT the same as wealth)

From the Grace Comission Report:

* One-third of all their taxes is consumed by waste and inefficiency in the Federal Government as we identified in our survey.
* Another one-third of all their taxes escapes collection from others as the underground economy blossoms in direct proportion to tax increases and places even more pressure on law abiding taxpayers, promoting still more underground economy-a vicious cycle that must be broken.
* With two-thirds of everyone's personal income taxes wasted or not collected, 100 percent of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal debt and by Federal Government contributions to transfer payments. In other words, all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services which taxpayers expect from their Government.

The Obamacare law has this nasty little provision:
The provision calls for all businesses to file 1099 forms with the IRS for all transactions with other businesses over $600.

If a small business owner goes into a store and buys $600 worth of goods with a credit card, “that will already generate a report, and therefore no additional reporting is required,” Mundaca said.

Both provisions are examples of third-party reporting of income, which is designed to make sure businesses don’t hide income from the IRS. Credit card payments exempt from new 1099 reporting rule

Of course the banks WANT small businesses to use credit cards. the "money" in a credit card transaction is fairy dust created on the spot by a ledger entry. It is paid back with wealth that is your labor in the form of dollars.

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 09:56 AM
reply to post by ParkerCramer

is it possible that all of this is also tied into one world government? the way you tied all the pieces together, and the fact that they seem to be attempting to make all the rules/laws enforceable on a international basis. this has taken place in almost every industry over the last 20 years....

Yes I think you are correct. Look at the EU. It started out as a TRADE organization and morphed into an overarching government. I think that is the plan for the WTO. Notice the WTO combined with the UN to write the "Guide to Good Farming Practices"

posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 11:18 AM
Looks like Senate bill 510 came into fruitation.
I don't think it wasn't supposed to happen until January, but hey. I say that because if you look at the 5yr 'National Exercise' schedule it shows something called: "Food Security".

I know I'm probably sounding like a real Conspiracist. Here's the schedule, take a look at Jan. 11' agenda.
5yr National Exercise Program schedule.

I would embed the image but I have problems w/ that.. but I can embed Youtube like a champ.

posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 10:34 AM
reply to post by JWash

Actually it was suposed to be passed in 2005. However the international committees just kept writting their Good Agricultural Practice SOPs and finally got it passed now.

It is very frustrating to see the cage door closing, warn people about and have them bleat about conspiracy nuts and how this is such a GOOD bill - idiots. Soon to be poor starving idiots if the bankers have their way.

posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 10:53 AM
Shouldnt the title be "POLITICIANS sell us out"?

This is government and politicians. Just one authoritarian tyrant party with it's boot on your face.

posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 11:19 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

Shouldnt the title be "POLITICIANS sell us out"?

This is government and politicians. Just one authoritarian tyrant party with it's boot on your face.

Yes, but I was trying to generate a bit of interest. People are too buzy with their bread and circuses to see the cage door closing in their face. Al we need is one more bill, Cap & Trade and Kissinger's stated plan will be fullfilled.

Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world. – Henry Kissinger.

TPTB must be laugh their donkey's off as they watch the few goats trying to lead the sheeple and the wolves in sheep's clothing (NGOs) scattering them.

posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 04:20 PM
reply to post by crimvelvet

Crimvelvet, Superb OP! Everyone should read it! Most people are NOT aware of what is being done to them with these bills that SEEM to be so innocuous (or even beneficial) on the surface.

You really did your homework on this. Your links provide lons of material to be studied.

It's good to read thru this thread and be re-assured that there are a handful who are AWARE.

No accident at all that there are many distractions (TSA, Wikileaks, Portland bombing attempt, etc) on the MSM (including Fox) and NO mention of this bill. Passed right after Thanksgiving! Let's hope the Senate's technical error (of raising taxes to cover part of the expense of this bill) will delay the final passage of this bill.

We need to bombard our reps with protests to kill this bill.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 05:02 AM
reply to post by SeaWind

....No accident at all that there are many distractions (TSA, Wikileaks, Portland bombing attempt, etc) on the MSM (including Fox) and NO mention of this bill. Passed right after Thanksgiving! Let's hope the Senate's technical error (of raising taxes to cover part of the expense of this bill) will delay the final passage of this bill. We need to bombard our reps with protests to kill this bill.

From what I understand the phone lines were tied up by people "bombarding their reps with protests" (thank you Tea party and others) We STILL had 3/4 of the Senate vote FOR this bill!

Before elections my senator's office was "against" this bill yet he voted FOR IT! He is one of the ones who got a ton of money from the likes of Monsanto - "A bought and Paid for senator!"

posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 04:05 AM
A recent shock of cantaloupes tainted with listeria is just the latest event of impure food reaching consumers . Even more unsettling is the tiny fraction of imported food that really makes it to assessment by the FDA. With the rise of globalization, more and more imported food is making it to the nation's shores. Federal sources are vastly insufficient to deal with the need. Same topic is Only a part of imported foods is inspected by FDA

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