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Lose your property for growing food? Big Brother legislation could mean prosecution, fines up to $1 million

Charlotte C.
charlotc
Orlando, FL
Post #: 120
This is an excerpt from an article in WorldNetDaily. Whatever your political affiliations, you gotta admit that things are not going very well, and a great deal of horrid legislation is being rushed through while folks in general are focused on trying to keep their jobs and homes.

The following is one of those bills:


Some small farms and organic food growers could be placed under direct supervision of the federal government under new legislation making its way through Congress.

Food Safety Modernization Act

House Resolution 875, or the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., in February. DeLauro's husband, Stanley Greenburg, works for Monsanto – the world's leading producer of herbicides and genetically engineered seed.

DeLauro's act has 39 co-sponsors and was referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Feb. 4. It calls for the creation of a Food Safety Administration to allow the government to regulate food production at all levels – and even mandates property seizure, fines of up to $1 million per offense and criminal prosecution for producers, manufacturers and distributors who fail to comply with regulations.

Michael Olson, host of the Food Chain radio show and author of "Metro Farm," told WND the government should focus on regulating food production in countries such as China and Mexico rather than burdening small and organic farmers in the U.S. with overreaching regulations.

"We need somebody to watch over us when we're eating food that comes from thousands and thousands of miles away. We need some help there," he said. "But when food comes from our neighbors or from farmers who we know, we don't need all of those rules. If your neighbor sells you something that is bad and you get sick, you are going to get your hands on that farmer, and that will be the end of it. It regulates itself."

Please follow the link and read the entire article. The Voice of The People is being heard loud and clear these days, and what you are about to read should be at the forefront of the screaming.

Samadhi A.
Samadhi
Orlando, FL
Post #: 2
Thanks for posting this Charlotte!
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