Friday, October 16, 2009

Action Alert -- New Senate Bill Threatens Small Farmers

On July 29, 2009, the House of Representatives passed HR 2749, the Food Safety Modernization Act, and the next step in the process will be the Senate.

Although it is not certain, the Senate will probably focus its food safety discussions on S. 510, sponsored by Senator Durbin of Illinois. S. 510 is different from HR 2749, but it contains many of the same problems.

H.R. 2749, the Food Safety Enforcement Act (FSEA), added over 130 pages to the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act with a myriad of new requirements and penalties for violations.

The Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund agrees that the industrial food safety system has serious flaws and needs to be fixed. The US has seen numerous outbreaks of foodborne illnesses caused by imported foods or domestic foods that were processed in huge facilities and shipped throughout the country. Unfortunately, HR 2749 does not focus FDA’s efforts on these very real problems. Instead, it creates a regulatory framework that will heavily burden the small farms and local food processors, the very people who provide a safe, healthy alternative to the industrial food supply.

S.510, they say, is more of the same, and needs to be defeated.

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WildAlchemist's Note: Google "codex alimentarius" to see what the government has in store for the sheeple. It's time we stop giving them our power in the form of taxes, votes, & FEAR - the greatest weapon of manipulation. Wake up before it's too late; the sheep are heading to the slaughterhouse and about to become lamb dinner. You don't want to realize this stuff at that point, no? Please, take advantage of this information NOW for your own evolutionary existence. If you are reading this now, its because the Universe sent you here at this nexus of space & time to do so for your own good. Give thanks! Start cutting the cords to the system of death & become closer to Nature. Stop drinking fluoridated water & taking pharmaceutical medications. This is the first step. Start growing your own food & learn to gather wild plants for food & medicine. Basically, learn to become FERAL again & Infinite Blessings to YOU!

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