Why Senate Bill S-510 (Food Safety Modernization) is a danger to health

Via Natural News:

(NaturalNews) Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been called “the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America.” It would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public’s right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big brother the power to regulate the tomato plants in your backyard. It would grant them the power to arrest and imprison people selling cucumbers at farmer’s markets. It would criminalize the transporting of organic produce if you don’t comply with the authoritarian rules of the federal government.

“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 (http://shivchopra.com/?page_id=2)

This tyrannical law puts all food production (yes, even food produced in your own garden) under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security. Yep — the very same people running the TSA and its naked body scanner / passenger groping programs.

This law would also give the U.S. government the power to arrest any backyard food producer as a felon (a “smuggler”) for merely growing lettuce and selling it at a local farmer’s market.

It also sells out U.S. sovereignty over our own food supply by ceding to the authority of both the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Codex Alimentarius.

It would criminalize seed saving (http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/20…), turning backyard gardeners who save heirloom seeds into common criminals. This is obviously designed to give corporations like Monsanto a monopoly over seeds.

It would create an unreasonable paperwork burden that would put small food producers out of business, resulting in more power over the food supply shifting to large multinational corporations.

I encourage you to read more about this dangerous bill at the Food Freedom blog on WordPress: http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/20…

Watch this excellent video on NaturalNews.TV which explains S.510 in more detail:
http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=9209B…

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5 responses to “Why Senate Bill S-510 (Food Safety Modernization) is a danger to health

  1. I realise this is a world issue- what does this mean specifically for Canadians? What can Canadians do?

  2. thebovine

    Canadians can take action on Bill C-36 which is under consideration by our own government in Ottawa. See this story for details:

    https://thebovine.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/raw-milk-farmer-michael-schmidt-on-bill-c-36-and-its-threats-to-canadians-rights-and-freedoms/

  3. Michael Bulger

    I thought you were making an effort to be taken seriously.

    Regulate the tomato in your backyard? Hardly.

    DHS having oversight of your garden? Michael.. really.

    Felony selling of produce? I’m sorry to disappoint, but you’re not breaking news here.. you’re propagating paranoia.

    Criminalize seed saving? Oh, please.

    Unreasonable paperwork? That’s funny. There’s a clause in there specifically making it required that FDA minimize paperwork.

    • miguel

      Michael Bulger,

      Propagating paranoia?

      http://www.atlantamagazine.com/blogs/covereddish/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10140961

      “His troubles began last September, when a visit from a county code enforcement officer prompted him to tidy up a bit around his Clarkston home and the property he owns across the street. Apparently, the official noticed that instead of grass, Miller’s yard was filled with other leafy green things.

      That was a problem, according to the county. A landscaper and lifelong gardener, Miller had, for several years, been growing vegetables on his property, which he sold at a couple of local farmers markets. He was informed that the R-85 zoning of his property allowed for livestock, pigeons and riding stables but did not specifically permit “crop production.” Pigs, yes; broccoli, no.

      This past January, he appeared in DeKalb Recorders Court, was found guilty of violating the code and was fined $1,000. Distraught that he could no longer grow food—more a passion than a business, he says, as his farmers markets sales amounted to little more than a break-even venture—he got himself a lawyer: zoning attorney Doug Dillard, who happens to own Dillwood Farms in Loganville.

      Dillard and his associate, Lauren Hansford, set about getting Miller’s two-and-a-quarter-acre property rezoned as R-200, which permits the growing of broccoli and other plants. After a frustrating spring, complicated by a painfully slow (two years and counting) but ongoing county code update project, Miller finally won unanimous approval of the rezoning in July.

      But meanwhile, even though Miller was working his way through the county’s own process, the code enforcement office kept issuing citations. The county attorney is still prosecuting those old citations, to the tune of $5,250”

  4. latte_girl

    Have to be honest… I tend to agree with Michael Bulger on this one.

    The problem with most laws is not with the law itself, but how it’s interpreted and enforced. And unfortunately you can not determine in advance how a law will be interpreted and enforced. The law has to exist first.

    Phrases like “criminalize seed saving” are propaganda in and of themselves. Since they are so obviously outrageous, they lend power to the government and stymie genuine debate and compromise.

    I’m not saying that Homeland Security has never abused their omnipresent authority in the U.S., but these instances are few and far between in relation to the power and mandate their department wields. The typical schoolyard bully has tyrannized more people than Homeland Security.

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