S510, called the "Food Safety Modernization Act", may very well be the most dangerous bill ever to be crafted in our congress.
Were you unhappy with the gigantic bailout to the banking industry? Well, that was a puff of hot air compared to the consequences that will come about should this bill in ANY FORM actually make it into law.
Think this is just a bunch of hype? OK, go ahead and think so and hopefully you will remember this article when you and your family are sick from lack of nutrition because all you can buy is what is in the store and you are prevented by law from growing you own garden!
Think that is a joke – only that it was. This is a real consequence of this bill passing. It will make it either illegal to grow your own food or place so many requirements on you that only the rich could afford to have their own garden – maybe.
The banking system bailout is showing us that we can still live without as much money – something most of us are contending with daily – but just how long will you live without good food to eat? Think about that.
Dr. shiv Chopra, who is a well known Canada Health whistleblower says:
"If accepted, S510, woould preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultifation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God."
Sound too far fetched? Then read this:
"There is No Right to Consume or Feed Children Any Particular Food; there is No Generalized Right to Bodily and Physical Health; There is No Fundamental Right of Freedom of Contract. " ~ US Dept. of Health & Human Services and US Food & Drug Administration.
Do YOU feel that "your government" has the right to tell you what you can and can not eat at your own dinner table? If this bill passes, they will have the force of LAW behind them to do just that.
How would you feel if a police swat team crashed through your door at dinner time and took you into custody for feeding your family unapproved food? Sound like fiction?
The real fiction is this completely invasive and absurd bill that they are trying to pass.
Where does this come from? Well, Monsanto states that they do not have an interest in the bill. However, Monsanto’s Michael Taylor – the same person who gave us rBGH and GMO organisms appears to have designed it and is currently waiting to be appointed as the Food Czar at the FDA ( a position NOT approved by Congress by the way ) to administer the provisions of the bill with all speed.
This would give Monsanto, the most prolific of the GMO companies virtually unlimited power over all US seeds, food supplements, food and farming, both small and large.
Do YOU want a single corporation deciding what you will eat, what you can grow in even a flower box, to arrest you for picking your own orange or apple off your own backyard tree.
This as crazy as it sounds is exactly the kind of power this bill will give to them.
How did we get to this place. Therein is a story in itself. A carefully crafted of small steps taking us up to the final ultimate control.
Back in the 1990′s a bill called HACCP (Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points) purportedly delt with meat industry contamination. This bill was a huge boost to the WTO meat packers as it now allowed them to be able to inspect themselves – no more government inspectors needed – it eliminated thousands of local food processors because they could not afford to comply with the new regulation (and most of them had no history of contamination which could not be said for the WTO meat packers), and finally it put most of the control into the largest centralized meat companies.
Then in 2008, during the campaign of Hillary Clinton for president, part of her platform was the creation of a centralized food safety agency – to hep protect us all from bad food. At that time Mark Penn, CBO of Burson Marsteller, was her adviser. His company was a giant PR firm that represented Monsanto. Clinton lost her bid, but many of her friends such as Rosa DeLauro, husband lists Monsanto with a progressive client label who is an expert in globalization, introduced some early versions of the current S 510.
This bill should never have been crafted in the first place, let alone actually be close to becoming the law of the land.
What all would happen if this is enacted? Take a look and if this does not scare you, I really don’t know what on earth could.
Enact S 510 and we have:
All US food and farms fall under Homeland security and Dept. of Defense in the event of anycontamination or an ill-defined emergency. (Read total control for any reason they want.)
End our sovereignty of our food supply by insisting on compliance with WTO regulations which would threaten national security by ending the Uruguay Round Agreement Act of 1994 which put US sovereignty and US law under "perfect protection".
How would it do this: S 510 says -
Compliance With International Agreements.
Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.
This bill would allow our government to define any food placed into commerce (even direct sales between individuals) as Smuggling into the United States, under the provisions of Maritime Law.
Because the US is a corporate entity and not a location under Maritime Law, then "entry of food into the US" actually covers all food produced anywhere within the land mass of the country and is "entering into" it simply by virtue of being grown or produced!
We would be under the thumb of the "Codex Alimentarius" – a global system of food control. This would allow the UN, WHO, and TWO to take control of any and every food on the entire planet and stop any access to natural food supplements that so many depend on today.
We would have limited access to adequate nutrition with real food while being forced to consume GM foods, GM animals, endure endless pesticides, hormone components, irradiated foods and more while under threat of arrest if we try to actually feed healthy food to our families.
This actually threatens the entire planet as GM foods are cross contaminating natural plant species and once the gene has been altered by the GM plant there is no going back. How much changes will our bodies be able to handle? We KNOW we need healthy nutrutious food to live.
Did you know that pigs will REFUSE to consume GMO crops – they will starve instead of eating them – are pigs more intellengent that we are since we happly consume GMO foods everyday without a thought.
With this bill you would lose the right to clean, store or have your own "seeds". You could only purchase those seeds provided by the likes of Monsanto and other multinationals.
Think small farmers and ranchers are overlooked – think again. In the bill is the "NAIS" an animal traceability program which gives them the right to order mass slaughter of even heritage breeds of animals without PROOF of any disease – just because they say so. This is a tact to force substitute genetically engineered animals onto the farmers and ranchers to which the large corporations hold genetic patents the same as they do for many crops now.
This is made easier by including the CDC in its arsonel, yet currently their involvment in the H1N1 scandal is known and they were complisate in helping the corporations create and impliment this to the world.
What do you think will happen to the remainder of our US economy if we place control of agriculture and food, the basis and cornerstone of any economy, in the hands of multinational corporations whose sole directive is profit – no matter what the cost and leaving Homeland Security as the enforcer arm who has virtually no restraints on them even now.
Worse, this bill will be able to use "food crimes" as an entry point into police state power and total control. Yet the bill postpones defining any regulations – defining crimes to be punished – defining penalties to be applied.
In other words, if passed anything that you want can be and likely will be put into force of law simply by someone saying this is what we are going to have – no debate – no consideration of consequenses – no thought to what may happen required.
It simply would remove our fundamental constitutional protections from all citizens in the US and make them subject to a corporate tribunal system having unlimited power and penalties and all without Judicial Review.
What can you do? A lot. Take action – tell your local, state, and federal government officials that you are totally opposed to this and should they proceed, then expect to be looking for another position very shortly. Organize local groups – join with groups outside of your area – there is power in numbers but only if we all hold hands so to speak and protest loudly together.
Remember, the government is supposed to serve US not the other way around. We have let ourselves get into this state – and it is only ourselves that can dig our way out.
If we stand by and watch, say it is not important, let someone else take care of it – well before too long it will be too late and the multinationals will be in control of each and everyone of us.
Think about it – research it – talk it over – decide for yourself and then ACT.
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