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Farmer, Consumer Outcry Helps Stop Passage of Draconian ‘Food Safety’ Bill

September 21, 2010

Agitation may be be winning out over attempts to pass this measure, which would greatly limit freedom in food production. A similar measure is before the Canadian Parliament – Bill C36.

“If accepted [S 510] would 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 cultivation, 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.” ~Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower

Farmer, consumer outcry helping to stop passage of draconian ‘food safety’ bill

September 21, 2010 by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer, http://tinyurl.com/24fmv7d

(NaturalNews) Advocates of Senate Bill 510 (S.510) — also known as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act — are lamenting the delayed passage of the sweeping legislation that many say threatens American food freedom. According to reports, opposition from the public, local farmers and some members of Congress could delay a vote on the bill until November — and may even kill it completely.

According to a recent New York Times article in obvious favor of the legislation, the Senate calendar is filled with a multitude of other bills that need to be voted on before members leave for the campaign trail in October. But since not all members are in favor of the legislation, advocates are straining to find ways to get it passed.

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) opposed the bill because he believes the increased FDA authority over foodfood safety. And Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) says the bill gives the federal government too much power over small farms and facilities, and that local authorities are better suited to enforce existing food safety laws. granted by the bill would not necessarily improve

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) recently criticized Coburn for opposing the bill, accusing him of playing “politics” and emphasizing that in light of the recent Iowa egg recall, it is “unconscionable” to oppose the legislation.

But it is now becoming widely believed that the recall was designed to scare the public into accepting S.510. Many say the panic and frenzy fueled by the media over the recall do not warrant the passage of a bill that potentially eliminates American sovereignty over its own food.

Significant grassroots opposition efforts have also helped stall the bill, at the behest of some of its most avid supporters. Linda Cohen-Cole, a small farm advocate from Atlanta, is cited in the New York Times as saying the bill is “a fascist takeover of the entire food supply.”

You can read the proposed bill for yourself at:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bil…

Sources for this story include:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/h…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2010 7:01 pm

    We have reserved an island surrounded by sharks for those who vote for this bill.

  2. September 21, 2010 11:30 am

    Lets see the FDA authority over foodfood safety and passing laws on this issue is a travesty as is WAR is a travesty to all of mankind!!???, O I get it control the food and you control the world????!!!!!???; I would not like to be the one trying to enforcing a food Law in the USA!!? like 80% of the people in the USA own guns!!, so in saying that it will never get off the government floor in total Fear of what could happen down at City hall for even thinking on making a bill like that on food and growing a food garden in one’s back yard. Are they that brain dead in the governments of the US and Canada??????, No right minded thinking person wood stand this to come to light in there life time!? are they all living in Wounderland park just north of the big City of Toronto Canada?? Boy O boy are we all living in most interesting times Hay!!?? the more one reads the more one starts shaking one’s head from side to side thinking are they all going Mad and insaine!!!.
    Thank God there are saine people in this world hay.

  3. September 21, 2010 9:07 am

    I posted this to my facebook page – as it is something that everyone needs to know about. When it comes to RIGHTS and FOOD – count me in on the “opposition” side to these gov’t. measures.

  4. Baruch permalink
    September 21, 2010 8:59 am

    Being a retired dairy and cash crop farmer for many years, this proposed bill is such a travesty to even contemplate. However in joy I can say that implementing and actually enforcing this is a total farce. It would never be accomplished. They could never pull it off. And then we have the Galactics, our star families that would intervene just like they are on many other issues. Would like to say though this could be a huge wake up call to so many of us that have separated ourselves from the land and Mother Earth.

    Thanks Steve……..there are a lot of folks out there that have awakened that still must realize, if they choose, that living in harmony w/our Mother Earth is foundational for ascending w/Her to the 5th dimension. Blessings…….

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