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Old 04-02-2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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Oppose All So Called "Food Safety" Bills With One Mouse Click- Send Letter to Congressmen/Senators/Newspapers

Congresswoman Rosa De Lauro, sponsor of HR 875 looks over a "No Monsanto" symbol as opposition to her so called "Food Safety" bill and all other bogus "Food Safety Bills" Mounts- There will be riots in the streets if we fail to kill or amend these bills....... but now its EASY to oppose them with one mouse click! Please TAKE ACTION & Mass Forward this Alert!!

IAHF List: Please go here http://www.usalone.com/cgi-bin/petition.cgi?pnum=960 to kill or amend a slew of so called "Food Safety Bills" that threaten to destroy small farmers and even attack backyard gardeners. From this site that I just created, along with sending your comments to your Congressman and Senators, you can also send your concerns to your local newspapers.

HR 875 could also be used to attack dietary supplements by not moving them along with CFSAN (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition) over to the new Food Safety Agency that this bill would create inside the Department of Health and Human Services. If this did happen, FDA would have a much easier time attacking dietary supplements and trying to regulate them as "drugs" which they're NOT!!! We must insist language be written into HR 875 specifically forbidding dietary supplements from staying at FDA if food in common for is shifted over to this new Food Safety Agency.

Today I had a conference call about so called "Food Safety Bills" HR 759, HR 814, HR 815,HR 875, HR 1332,S.425

One of the people on the call was Deborah Stockton, Exec Dir of NICFA (National Independent Consumer and Farmers Association) www.nicfa.org I first learned of her opposition to the so called "Food Safety Bills" via the superb job she did on the Glen Beck show recently against HR 875:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtLGuOQemnQ



Deborah shared the following letter with me from Congresswoman Pingree of Maine. (The letter had been written to one of Pingree's constitutents who is a good friend of Deborah's).



I was very encouraged to see that Pingree has removed herself as a cosponsor of HR 875, DeLauro's bad billl. If we work hard enough, we can get more cosponsors to remove their names from these bills and we can succeed in killing or amending them!





Dear John,



Thank you for contacting me about H.R. 875, the Food Safety

Modernization Act. I appreciate your thoughtful feedback on this

very important issue.

As you may know, I have been a staunch supporter of organic farming

and the local food movement for a long time. As someone who once

owned my own small organic farm on North Haven, I truly understand

your concerns with this piece of legislation. I want you to know

that I am working hard to make sure small and organic farmers are

safe under any new food safety laws.



Any food safety bill that moves through Congress this year must

take organic and small farmers' concerns into account. This is why I

have decided to remove myself as a co-sponsor of H.R. 875. Several

bills have been introduced in the 111th Congress aimed at addressing

food safety in the wake of the recent peanut salmonella outbreak.

Although I am an advocate for food safety, these bills that affect

small and organic farmers could have unintended consequences.



I have carefully reviewed your suggestions, and have started

looking into ways to proactively protect the Maine farming

community. To this end, I have been working closely with Russell

Libby, a good friend and Executive Director of the Maine Organic

Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). We have been talking

about ways to ensure that our foods are safe, while also making sure

that the local farming movement can continue to grow.



Russell has put together information on the several food safety bills

that have been introduced in the 111th Congress. If you would like

additional information about these or other bills, please visit

MOFGA's website: http://www.mofga.org/Programs/Public...2/Default.aspx

I also thought you would be interested to read a

related Bangor Daily News article on the current food safety debate:

http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/102645.html.



I appreciate your continued comments as we work towards better food

safety. Thank you for taking the time to engage in the legislative

process and inform me of your thoughts on this extremely important

issue. Please know that I am on your side and that I will only vote

for a bill that protects the small, organic farms of Maine - and I

truly look forward to working with you.



Thanks again for being in touch, and I look forward to hearing from

you soon.



Sincerely,

Chellie Pingree

Member of Congress

Along with going to this link http://www.usalone.com/cgi-bin/petition.cgi?pnum=960 where with one mouse click you can register your concerns about these dangerous so called "Food Safety" bills, please also FORWARD this alert, urging more people to 1) take action and 2) join the free IAHF email distribution list at www.iahf.com (Before forwarding, please don't forget to delete the unsub link at the bottom of this mssg, otherwise someone might click on it and unsub you.)

PLEASE ASSIST IAHF SO WE CAN GET TO DC TO LOBBY ON THIS ISSUE

If you appreciate IAHF's efforts to kill or amend these bad bills, please let us know it via a donation via paypal which you can send with one mouse click at http://www.iahf.com/index1.html or please send a check to IAHF 556 Boundary Bay Rd., Point Roberts WA 98281 USA Your donations are badly needed to assist IAHF in doing our health freedom work!

Thanks!



John Hammell, President, IAHF

For Health Freedom, John C. Hammell, President International Advocates for Health Freedom 556 Boundary Bay Road Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA http://www.iahf.com jham@iahf.com 800-333-2553 N.America 360-945-0352 World


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Monsanto's Dream Bill -- HR 875

Congressional Bill HR 875 was introduced by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro,
whose husband Stanley Greenburg works for Monsanto.

The bill is essentially a giant gift package for Monsanto, mandating the
criminalization of seed banking, prison terms and confiscatory fines for
small farmers and 24 hour GPS tracking of their animals, and of
"industrial" standards to independent farms.

The corporations want nothing less than full control of the land, the
end of normal animals so they can substitute patented genetically
engineered ones, and the end of normal seeds and thus of seed banking by
farmers or individuals.

And now Monsanto wants its own employee, Michael Taylor (the man who
forced genetically engineered rBGH on the country when the Clintons
placed him over "food safety" in the 90's) back in government, this time
to act with massive police power as a "food safety tsar". HR 875 would
give him immense power over what is done on every single farm in the
country and massive police state power to wield over farmers.

Rosa DeLauro and Stanley Greenburg have a great deal to account for in
attempting to force through a mislabeled "food safety" bill with hidden
intent to wipe out farmers and harm everyone.


Sources:

Op Ed News March 9, 2009


Cryptogon March 9, 2009


Campaign for Liberty March 6, 2008


Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Although I'm not familiar enough with this bill in its entirety to make
any definitive declarations about what it would mean for the future of
small organic farms should it pass, I will say this: any law introduced
by someone with ties to Monsanto is likely to be grossly tainted by
industry bias.

Who Does This Bill Benefit the Most?

And Monsanto in particular - one of the most evil companies on the
planet -- is a powerful entity that has repeatedly proven its clout.
Monsanto has already managed so many reprehensible acts, it boggles the
mind. Including:

Leading the world into a new age of potentially hazardous genetic
modification of seeds. Patenting not only their own GMO seeds, but also
a huge number of crop seeds, patenting life forms for the first time --
without a vote of the people or Congress. Not allowing farmers to save
their seeds to replant the next year - a practice that has been done for
generations. Instead, they aggressively seek out and sue farmers they
suspect of doing so. Suing farmers who have not been able to prevent the
inevitable drift of Monsanto's GE pollen or seed onto their land for
patent infringement! Producing two of the most toxic substances ever
known -- polychlorinated biphenyls, known as PCBs, and dioxin (Agent
Orange). Perhaps their biggest assault to your food supply already is
what's known as terminator technology. These are seeds that have been
genetically modified to "self-destruct." In other words, the seeds (and
the forthcoming crops) are sterile, which means farmers must buy them
again each year.

The implications that terminator seeds could have on the world's food
supply are disastrous: the traits from genetically engineered crops can
get passed on to other crops. Once the terminator seeds are released
into a region, the trait of seed sterility could be passed to other
non-genetically-engineered crops, making most or all of the seeds in the
region sterile.

If allowed to continue, every farmer in the world could come to rely on
Monsanto for their seed supply!

So, would it be safe to say that Monsanto stands to gain from H.R. 875?

Absolutely! With thousands of organic farmers driven out of business,
they would be that much closer to dominating the food supply of the
world, since organic farms don't use Monsanto seeds or toxic products.

Based on their history, I believe it's prudent to question what the
future of our small farms will hold, should a bill with such blatant
ties to Monsanto be allowed to pass without further scrutiny.

It is quite possible, perhaps even most probable, that the bill entitled
H.R. 875: Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 is designed to halt the
growing trend of small organic farms - not through a direct, frontal
assault on organic farming, but rather by insidiously creating rules and
laws that make it extremely difficult, and incredibly expensive, for
small farms to comply.

And in this case, the rules and regulations created by this proposed
bill are mandatory, not voluntary, meaning they apply equally to a tiny
farmer with half a dozen cows as it does to a massive factory farm.

What are the Potential Hazards of HR 875?

The stated purpose of H.R. 875: Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009
is:

To establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of
Health and Human Services to protect the public health by preventing
food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on
contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of
food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes.

As detailed in the articles above, some of the potential hazards of HR
875 include:

It includes small farmers who just sell their fruits and vegetables at
farmer's markets

Anyone engaged in food growing, or "holding food for consumption" in the
U.S. would have to register annually, and create and maintain extensive
records of the foods they grow and/or store

The definitions of who this law pertains to are so broad and loosely
defined that they could potentially even include your personal backyard
fruit or vegetable garden, even if you don't sell anything but grow them
for personal consumption

It appears it could dictate how all food growers would have to grow
their food, including potentially the necessity to use certain pest
control measures, for example

Authorities would have the ability to inspect any food production
facility at random to make sure it's operating in compliance with the
food safety law, and again the definition of "food production facility"
is so loosely defined it could apply to your personal orchard, vineyard,
or vegetable garden, as long as it produces something edible

After the enactment of this Act, the Administrator, in consultation with
the Secretary of Agriculture and representatives of State departments of
agriculture will promulgate regulations to establish "science-based
minimum standards for the safe production of food" by food production
facilities. Meaning, no one even knows what the food production
standards are yet, but whatever they turn out to be will have to be
followed

It is prohibited to: fail to register; refuse to permit access to an
inspector; refuse to allow copying of all records; fail to establish or
maintain any record required under the law

Should you fail to comply with any of the rules and regulations, there
are both civil and criminal penalties, going as high as $1 million per
violation, something that could clearly wipe out any small farmer in a
blink of an eye What Can You Do?

I believe everyone should take the time to look this bill over and
decide for yourself -- Do you, or do you not believe industry will use
every loophole they can find to further their own interests over
up-and-coming small, organic family farms?

If you believe this bill warrants further scrutiny before being blindly
passed, here are a few ways you can get involved and make your voice
heard:

Contact your Congressional members at 202-224-3121 and ask them to
oppose HR 875 and S 425. Sign the Natural Solutions Foundation's
petition to Amend the Food Safety Modernization Act H.R. 875 [and
Substitutes], by adding a "Natural and Family Food and Farming Exclusion
Amendment" Find out who sits on your states agriculture and farming
committee and contact them with your concerns. Contact your local
elected officials and let them know your position on legislation and
why. Attend a local Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) meeting, this is a
good start to learning about what is going on in farming, as well as
getting involved with local and state initiatives . Support the Farmers
Legal Defense Fund

Related Links:

Monsanto's Many Attempts to Destroy All Seeds but Their Own
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar.../07/Monsantos-
Many-Attempts-to-Destroy-All-Seeds-but-Their-Own.aspx

This Company May Be the Biggest Threat to Your Future Health
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar.../01/this-compa
ny-may-be-the-biggest-threat-to-your-future-health.aspx?source=nl

How Monsanto Manipulates the System to Poison Your Health
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar.../04/how-monsan
to-poisons-science-at-the-cost-of-your-health.aspx
<http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...1/04/how-monsa
nto-poisons-science-at-the-cost-of-your-health.aspx>
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Default Re: Oppose All Bills -1 Mouse Click-to Congressmen/Senators/Newspapers

If you wish to oppose bills,
there, is a way, in this posting,
to do it, utilsing a one click method
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