Friday, October 15, 2010

Congress Wants to Make Private Farming Illegal

There is some new legslation on Capitol Hill that is worthy of serious attention. Senate Bill S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous and over reaching bill ever proposed in the history of the United States of America. If passed, the Food Safety Modernization Act would be a serious and far reaching extension of the federal government's regulation of the food industry.

The Bill which was proposed by U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois would preclude any person’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that is not grown by a government approved agency or organization. This means it would be illegal to grow, share, trade or sell homegrown food. It will also come with an expected price tag of $825 billion for this year alone, if passed .

Although there is no such authority in the Constitution with respect to the control of food, it notes that products not grown according to designated standards of the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be considered adulterated. As such, individuals found guilty would be subject to warrantless searches by inspectors from the government. There is a complimentary bill to S 510 in the House (H.R. 2749) that even provides the National Guard and other Federal authorities the right to impose martial law in order to “prohibit or restrict the movement of food." The exact language of the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 can be found in Section 133b of the House Bill which is sponsored by Congressman John Dingell of Michigan.

This bill reflects both what is wrong with Washigton and how big and expansive government has become. In summary the bill will manage and control each person's individual right to produce, distribute, and consume the foods they desire. It is scary that something like this would even be proposed. But it is not suprising, since money speaks louder than the citizens of this country. So be careful, the apples or tomatoes you grow in your back yard may be a federal offense soon .

In fact they have alread started raiding farms under the guise of law. In in June, agents of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, armed with search warrants, raided and shut down Traditional Foods Warehouse, a food club in Minneapolis specializing in locally-produced foods. Rawesome Foods, a Venice, California, the the FBI and the FDA agents seized several thousand dollars worth of raw honey and raw dairy products. In Nashville, federal agents seized food valued at more than $1 million from the Won Feng Trading Co, claiming the products had been contaminated by rodents, insects and other filth although State health officials refuted such a claim. And just this past week, the FDA - armed with guns, raided a Missouri Dariy (Moringland dairy) farm and destroyed 50,000 pounds of cheese.

The Obama administration is placing its full support and advocacy for this bill, especially since the Egg recall of the summer. It is just a mater of time I figure before people realize that government is no longer for the People and by the people.

11 comments:

Rottnkid said...

This is not good, if true.

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Devona said...

SERIOUSLY? There are actually people in our gov't contemplating this? With all the talk about buying locally to help the environment, you would think they would be in support of something that would help independent farmeers. I'm wondering if "big business" has something to do with this? There is a growing movement of eating more organically-grown food which is usually grown by smaller farms. Coporations run these factory farms and put smaller, independent farmers out of business. Hmmmm?

Anonymous said...

senate bill s 510 is a bill that is really on the books as a viable vehicle for controlling the safety and quality of our food?
right now I have two fruit trees and various veggies growing in my back yard that were planted by my 3 year old grandson and myself;are we both criminals or am I the criminal and "contributing....etc...etc...etc?

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neshia said...

how in the hell they can tell you what to do on your land until they pay your tax tell the congress to fuck off

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Brown English Muffin said...

Is it all of these "right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each" or one alone?

I mean can I grow and eat my own food but just not share it with the neighbor???

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