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MONSANTO Bill S510/HR2751 BANS Homegrown FOOD Makes Private, Backyard Fruit, Veggie Gardens ILLEGAL!

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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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I read an article about the bill and it says it excludes small farms, fruit stands, farmers markets, etc... The FDA is just getting power to do routine inspections instead of the present law that only lets them inspect after food poisoning is proved to come from a farm or commercial packing house. The USDA inspector has to be present the whole shift at some smaller meat processing facilities here in the U.P. The inspector checks all sorts of stuff.




posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Its my yard if i want to have a garden thats not franken food growing in it i fn will.I was a rebel as a kid and im one as an adult,I will not conform,im a free spirit, god gave me free will and im going to use it till the day im reunited with him.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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That quote from farmwars.info is incorrect.
S510 was passed with 73% in favor vote in 2010.
www.govtrack.us...
It was not passed by the House

The House version passed the House in 2009 with 69% in a very partisan vote.
www.govtrack.us...
It passed in the Senate in 2010 with 50% with a very partisan vote.
www.govtrack.us...
It became law on January 4,2011

edit on 4/4/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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S&F. This is at least one thing we could skip the partisan bickering, get together and fight.
The way legislation is passed in this country - we have CORPORATIONS MAKING THE LAWS.

We have to wake up and smell the coffee!



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Nothing wrong with well put together YT's from various sources...



^ wow the allegations made above - intriguing... i was not expecting THAT to come,

but then again i would not be surprised given 9/11 versus its 'cover story'


farmwars.info...
Congressional Mafia Rams Food Safety HR 2751 Down Our Throats!



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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Thanks,

I already provided above other 'quote' in question,

the direct link to the bill info so people can discuss/refute exact correct percentages or whatever.... till kingdom come

www.govtrack.us...






posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by rickymouse
I read an article about the bill and it says it excludes small farms, fruit stands, farmers markets, etc... stuff.



Care to share the article you read?

Cuz if that's true then why are they on his back? Heck my parent's backyard farm is twice this guys 2 lil acres, are they gonna be fined $10,000 or locked up, it's lookin headed that way, i reckon!



Again, he's been growing for 15 years - so WHY NOW??

(ummm, Monsanto?)




posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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Originally posted by rickymouse
I read an article about the bill and it says it excludes small farms, fruit stands, farmers markets, etc... The FDA is just getting power to do routine inspections instead of the present law that only lets them inspect after food poisoning is proved to come from a farm or commercial packing house. The USDA inspector has to be present the whole shift at some smaller meat processing facilities here in the U.P. The inspector checks all sorts of stuff.


Yes, so far if I'm understanding it, it's only for farms who sell off property and annually take in less than 500,000 gross.




(c) Clarification of Intent- (1) RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT- The Secretary shall amend the definition of the term ‘retail food establishment’ in section in 1.227(b)(11) of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations to clarify that, in determining the primary function of an establishment or a retail food establishment under such section, the sale of food products directly to consumers by such establishment and the sale of food directly to consumers by such retail food establishment include-- 1 (A) the sale of such food products or food directly to consumers by such establishment at a roadside stand or farmers’ market where such stand or market is located other than where the food was manufactured or processed; 1 (B) the sale and distribution of such food through a community supported agriculture program; and 1 (C) the sale and distribution of such food at any other such direct sales platform as determined by the Secretary.





(1) QUALIFIED FACILITIES- ‘(A) IN GENERAL- A facility is a qualified facility for purposes of this subsection if the facility meets the conditions under subparagraph (B) or (C). 1 ‘(B) VERY SMALL BUSINESS- A facility is a qualified facility under this subparagraph-- ‘(i) if the facility, including any subsidiary or affiliate of the facility, is, collectively, a very small business (as defined in the regulations promulgated under subsection (n)); and ‘(ii) in the case where the facility is a subsidiary or affiliate of an entity, if such subsidiaries or affiliates, are, collectively, a very small business (as so defined). ‘(C) LIMITED ANNUAL MONETARY VALUE OF SALES- ‘(i) IN GENERAL- A facility is a qualified facility under this subparagraph if clause (ii) applies-- ‘(I) to the facility, including any subsidiary or affiliate of the facility, collectively; and ‘(II) to the subsidiaries or affiliates, collectively, of any entity of which the facility is a subsidiary or affiliate. ‘(ii) AVERAGE ANNUAL MONETARY VALUE- This clause applies if-- 1 ‘(I) during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year, the average annual monetary value of the food manufactured, processed, packed, or held at such facility (or the collective average annual monetary value of such food at any subsidiary or affiliate, as described in clause (i)) that is sold directly to qualified end-users during such period exceeded the average annual monetary value of the food manufactured, processed, packed, or held at such facility (or the collective average annual monetary value of such food at any subsidiary or affiliate, as so described) sold by such facility (or collectively by any such subsidiary or affiliate) to all other purchasers during such period; and ‘(II) the average annual monetary value of all food sold by such facility (or the collective average annual monetary value of such food sold by any subsidiary or affiliate, as described in clause (i)) during such period was less than $500,000, adjusted for inflation.


I wonder then if "unqualified" facilities are exempt entirely?
edit on 4-4-2012 by Clearskies because: of more stuff.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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That looks like a zoning issue. Local code enforcement are prosecuting him for his former violation. Not federal.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:17 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
You're a bit out of date.
SB 510 passed the Senate in 2010.
The related HR 2751 became law on January 4, 2011.

Have you been having any trouble at your local Farmers' Market in the past year? I haven't.
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that is because it could already be GMO in which case they don't care.

considered it ?



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:20 AM
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Originally posted by Clearskies
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That looks like a zoning issue. Local code enforcement are prosecuting him for his former violation. Not federal.


Well federal would just be outrageous. And the fact that he didnt violate fed, says something good, actually.

But state...

15 years, only 2 acres of land, and not "zoned" to do some organic, homegrown gardening?

And fined $5,000?!




posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:26 AM
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Yeah, I'm not really sure why they would be so gung ho, unless some influential neighbors complained to the zoning board? I used to live in the city limits of a small town and was always worried that someone would call on me for my "yardbirds" (free-roaming chickens, even though they didn't go to the neighbors houses and bother them, I had a big yard.) So, it's about the zoning and tolerant neighbors, usually: Oh and property value, I guess.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:33 AM
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Amen to that.

When I run out of bullets, I will be throwing carrots, potatoes, and whatever at them till I am Handcuffed.

BTW, I am starting to plant my seeds for my garden, and to reap my veggies this fall.

Suck it Monterso, you too Obama, or whatever the hell your name is.

I'm so close to move somewheres else



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:42 AM
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Originally posted by LucidDreamer85

that is because it could already be GMO in which case they don't care.

considered it ?




Sad, but true...








posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 12:49 AM
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If the federal government has a monopoly on the food supply, how long will it be until they start poisoning us?



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 01:00 AM
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I knew this was coming. My father and I used to grow a garden, so this week, my son and I planted a garden. I thought it was a good year to make sure I show my Son what freedom represents by example. When the law passes, I'll clue him into what it means to suffer the hoe for the fruit of liberty. He has been totally into it so far. He goes out each day to check the progress. I would like to see them come stop us. Tyranny destroys the tyrant. As that happens, I'll keep eating from my garden for FREE!

"Truth needs only one law, but requires a direction. For the garden to prosper, a gardener must suffer the hoe. This labor of intent moves the direction of reward if the labor is pure and grounded in love. The KEY to this knowledge can be found on the ground, a labor of toil toward the hidden treasure we find. Give and receive is the direction to bless. Take and destruction denies. The hoe clears the path for the seed to come forth. Deny the water and the seed becomes dry."



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 02:50 AM
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Originally posted by blasphemusbudda
Its my yard if i want to have a garden thats not franken food growing in it i fn will.I was a rebel as a kid and im one as an adult,I will not conform,im a free spirit, god gave me free will and im going to use it till the day im reunited with him.


If you're really that much of a rebel you'd best not discuss the exact plants you might grow.

Genesis|1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 02:53 AM
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Originally posted by thehoneycomb
If the federal government has a monopoly on the food supply, how long will it be until they start poisoning us?


u may be onto something

and again it might just be the venue of the next domestic FALSE FLAG OP and blamed on overseas/mideast 'terror'



reiterating video as its quite a provocative eye-opener



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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They can take my tax money, they can make me buy healthcare, BUT THEY CAN NEVER TAKE MY TOMATOES!



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:04 AM
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Time to bring the tomato plants inside?


I see Phage has already addressed the timing of the bill.

I think this is more geared towards those selling their home grown produce, rather than those with personal gardens.

In any event, Mexico is looking better and better. ¡Nos vemos!



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