I had promised more about why Monsanto has such an advantage over the poor farmers. The big problem is the new Food Safety Modernization act of 2010.
Part 1 is how we got saddled with the darned law.
THE REAL STORY behind the LAW
(John Munsell is a real person, I have talked to him on the phone. )
One E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak I Think I could
by a law firm speciallizing in Food Borne ill cases that Munsell contacted.
John Munsell & A Trip To The Woodshed With The USDA
Humorous story detailing the
Corruption in the government.
Mr. Stan Painter, Chairman, National Joint Council of Food Inspection
where Stan Painter is called a LIAR by the government. (In a round about way of
Efforts of Food inspectors to bring problems with HACCP is ignored by USDA management
Apr 17, 2008 Testimony:Mr. Stan Painter, Chairman, National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals: December 2004 Union president Stan Painter
receive reports from union member that SRM regulations are not uniformly enforced. Painter writes to the Assistant FSIS Administrator for Field
Operation about enforcement problem. USDA responses by placed Painter on disciplinary investigation status and contacts the USDA Office of
Inspector General about filing criminal charges.
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 .
Freedom of Information Act requests
Over 1000 non-compliance reports – weighing some 16 pounds -- turned over
Co-founder, director of food safety,
Center For Foodborne Illness
is a classic example of the propaganda "WAR" that was carried
out on the internet by puppets of the AG Cartel.
She SAYS, her son, Kevin died in 2001. Instead of going after the REAL cause of the problem, corruption in the USDA and FDA, she has been shepherded
into joining ranks with those who killed her son - Monsanto and the AG cartel.
In her own words:
Have the food safety Regs been changed since 1938? - YES!
President Obama made history Tuesday when he signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into law. This historic event establishes the first
major reform of food oversight at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1938...
This new [food] law is the first step moving us toward such a system, as described in a recent National Academy of Sciences report which I
IT was CHANGED to the system that killed her kid and that she want to apply to farms as well as food processing plants!
THE REAL REASON OUR FOOD IS UNSAFE!!!!
A Food and Drug Administration plan
to close seven of 13 field laboratories has angered some lawmakers, government workers and safety advocates...
...in 1993, the USDA decided to move to the HACCP system of inspection. Based on the idea that the plant operator knows the plant better than
the USDA, the responsibility for designing an inspection system was turned over to each individual plant.
.... 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 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.... www.agpolicy.org...
Note the significant drop in Government testing after the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Agriculture was ratified in 1995.
Summary of Tuberculosis Surveillance in California Cattle
Number of Cattle Tested........1995.....1996.....1997.......1998.......1999......2000.....2001
By Animal Health Officials...10,576...5,100 ....2,861 .....3,530.....1,425 ....1,967.....2,500
By Private Veterinarians ...15,921...17,100...19,930...18,189...22,863...19,930...19,587
Submissions at Slaughter..........39..........58 .........64...........39...........58..........64.........385
TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION 2009 – 2013 AGENCY STRATEGIC
The surveillance element or function is the most intensive of the six functions with respect to resources and personnel. Surveillance includes all
activities designed and implemented to identify and locate any possible focus of infection or exposure to diseases of animal/poultry health
significance in the livestock, poultry and exotic animal population. TAHC surveys animal populations for possible disease problems by collecting blood
samples at livestock markets, on farms or ranches, and at slaughter plants.... Additionally, TAHC foreign animal disease diagnosticians investigate
all reports of potential foreign animal diseases in order to achieve early diagnosis of a foreign animal disease, should it be introduced into the
USDA is moving toward supporting fewer labs nationwide, with the remaining labs serving as regional labs and supporting larger geographic areas.....
If this funding is not maintained, this lab will be closed and the out-of-state samples will not be processed by remaining TAHC laboratories....
Analysis of the real problems with US food safety:
Peanut Quality - How did the Food Inspection Fail?:www.opednews.com...
See John Munsell's comment in this article: "Who needs Al-Qaeda when you have got E. coli?" :
Here is a quick and dirty on the POLITICS behind the food RIOTS of 2008:
1995 - VP of Cargill, Dan Amstutz, writes World Trade Organization Agreement on Ag. It got rid of tariffs and opened borders to food imports with
Amstutz writes 1996 farm bill called Freedom to Farm (Freedom to Fail Act) that over produces very cheap grain. The law also change US grain reserve
Amstutz goes to work for Goldman Sachs.
Gramm, head of the CFTC, helped firms such as Goldman Sachs gain influence over the commodity markets. At the end of 2006, food prices across the
world started to rise, suddenly. Wheat had shot up by 80 per cent, maize by 90 per cent, rice by 320 per cent.
“Then, in spring 2008, prices just as mysteriously fell back to their previous level. Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food,
calls it “a silent mass murder”, entirely due to “man-made actions.” Through the 1990s, Goldman Sachs and others lobbied hard and the
regulations [controlling agricultural futures contracts] were abolished. Suddenly, these contracts were turned into “derivatives” that could be
bought and sold among traders who had nothing to do with agriculture. A market in “food speculation” was born. The speculators drove the price
through the roof.” www.independent.co.uk...
In 2008 Monsanto and Cargill report record breaking profits. USDA reports “The cupboard is bare” we have no more grain reserves.
In 2010 : Fmr. President Clinton Apologizes for Trade Policies that Destroyed Haitian Rice Farming – “We Made a Devil’s Bargain”
President Bill Clinton, now the UN Special Envoy to Haiti, publicly apologized last month for forcing Haiti to drop tariffs on imported, subsidized US
rice during his time in office. The policy wiped out Haitian rice farming and seriously damaged Haiti’s ability to be self-sufficient.”
Sure looks like politics has a lot more to do with food prices and food borne illness tha farmers did!
SHIELDING THE GIANTS: www.whistleblower.org...
These three threads deal directly with the GMO threat around the world. It is a Review of F. William Engdahl's "Seeds of Destruction" (Part I -