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THE FOOD BILL - we will need a licience to share food/seeds

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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 04:59 PM
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THE FOOD BILL
The government is being directed to take away some of the rights
that you thought were eternal and inalienable. This will effect all of
us. If you want to save seeds from your garden and share them
with other gardeners or seed banks this will effect you.
The Food Bill 160-2 (2010) is before parliament and has already passed
through one reading and recommendations of the assigned committee have
been made to parliament. This means that it is due to go for it’s second reading
at parliament with the recommendations integrated into it. It could easily be
mistaken for a Bill designed with public safety in mind, but a closer look reveals
that this Bill would put an end to your basic right to freely share our food, seeds,
and natural remedies.
Anyone selling their own produce would be required to gain legal authorisation
to do so, at a cost. Small scale growers and sellers at farmers' markets would
be hit with increased costs of compliance, that would of course push up food
prices. hurting the growers and the buyers of produce. Not being legally allowed
to share seeds without authorisation will discourage diversity of seeds,
encouraging homogenisation of seed stock. This would provide massive market
advantage to multinational seed corporations such as Monsanto.
You may wonder why the NZ government would want to push this bill
through.There are many reasons, but the main reason being presented is that
we must comply with the the rules set out for us in the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) which the the NZ government is a signatory to. So why is
the WTO so important?
The WTO is the corporate/elite police which rules 'Free Trade', supervising
tariffs, subsidies and export barriers. It’s rulings usually favour the US, it upholds
the $US as the global reserve currency.
This is the same struggle that is going on all around the world, involving 100s of
millions of poor people, and it has been hidden from us by our media.
If this all seems surreal and overwhelming to you, you are not alone. This Bill is
not yet law, and despite formal public submissions being closed (though few of
us heard about it when the submissions were open), it is not too late for those
opposed to the Bill to make our voices heard and have a very real impact on
parliament as they consider it’s merits.
What can we do about this attack on our fundamental rights to food
sovereignty? While there is very narrow provision within the law to opt out of
this proposed law being enforced upon individuals this simply is not enough.
We believe that it must be stopped! The law can be changed. This is a call out
to everyone to get ready to take action.
Sign the petition on line: www.petitiononline.co.nz...
oppose-the-new-zealand-government-food-bill-160-2/1301
We encourage everyone to forward this email to as many people as possible
There is some helpful analysis and other useful information available here:
nzfoodsecurity.org...
You can also get an update from Sue Kedgley's blog:
blog.greens.org.nz...
And you may also want to visit: www.combat-monsanto.co.uk...




posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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"Who controls the food supply controls the people"
Henry Kissinger



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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The suits have got nothing better to do with their time, they buy food from a supermarket, I doubt they even understand what it is to grow food to eat. They make laws from a state of ignorance pushed by the WTO so that monopolies can be created. People wake up soon we will not be able to change our own lightbulbs, replace a rotten board or grow our own food. I'm wondering if the world governments will be satisfied if we a spoon feed, while sitting in a darkened room, ignorant, ill - but finally a perfect consumer.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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Unfreakingbelievable....if this comes to pass....I'll be a black market seed trader for sure. What about little old grandma and her hybrid roses...will they take that pleasure from her too?



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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More proof that they want us broke before we die untimely deaths.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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Who wants to start a black market section for seed banks!? It'll be in the aisle next to weapons of mass destruction and drugs. Aisle 3 to be exact.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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Sounds VERY Codex Alimentarius to Me...

Let's all start a goose step, or something.
edit on 9/21/2011 by Amaterasu because: typo



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:35 PM
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The link you followed to the petition doesn't seem to be valid either the petition is not active yet


Mmm. New link please!



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:38 PM
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Tried it too, maybe they haven't started it yet - I will email the author and see what she reckons



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:45 PM
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Well, guess it's time for everyone to start stock piling seeds.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:48 PM
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Here it is

www.petitiononline.co.nz...

Would appreciate it if some one could this this into orginal post


I facebooked it - not shy to be heard



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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The food safety minister is feeling the heat and accusing the greens of endorsing misinformation.

nz.news.yahoo.com...

This is a cheap headline - read the comments and check the links, the information they link to is a cover-up saying it's a catch-up legislation. The link doesn't even take you to the food bill, just more of there propaganda.

Read the bill and figure out who has to pay for it and at what cost.


More lie's at a time when the world's attention is on us. Things are getting plain silly over hear, wonder if that Russan dude wants some colonists on that island he's setting up.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:35 PM
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Hmmmm black market food.
Cool a new prohibition!
It worked great last century, maybe I can get rich off of this one.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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Meet in a darkened alley - psst do you want to buy some carrots?


Yep start growing them now. Though the NZ government has just past some new survellance laws just waiting for the new job incentive programme of making more jails.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 07:49 PM
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Originally posted by Afterthought
More proof that they want us broke before we die untimely deaths.

can't wait for hyper-inflation. Some Supplements, fish oil for example, have already doubled in price.


Originally posted by g146541
Hmmmm black market food.
Cool a new prohibition!
It worked great last century, maybe I can get rich off of this one.

Kim Jong il will prob be pushing millions worth of this horrible stuff into our hoods




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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 03:49 PM
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The Greens not supporting this bill may not be enough,

www.greens.org.nz...

watch and see which parties sign this off, gives you and idea of what you are dealing with, a room full of lawyers what do you expect to happen?

Time to get some people involved in politics



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