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Met libertarian and conservative farmers and learned an incredible amount about farming and nature and science, as well as about government violations against them and against us all. The other side of the fence is nothing like what we've been taught to assume but great people with immense decency.
(43 comments) SHARE Monday, April 13, 2009 PA Church Ladies Raided by 'Food Safety' Cops
A church in Pennsylvania gives an early warning sign of the absurdity and injustice and threat to all community tradition when the state controls "food safety." The "food safety" bills in Congress pushed by industry, covers the entire food supply, and add warrantless entry, surveillance, monitoring, taking of all records, million dollar fines and prison terms, no judicial review, and Monsanto.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 21, 2009 Defining "food safety" and thanking cowboys
Some don't believe the "food safety" bills would establish control over farmers, farmers markets, CSAs, road side stands, small food processors, our gardens and our own kitchens. But why are people taking any chance by simply denying? Why not make sure? What needs to be included in the bills to ease the worried and to protect even the nay-sayers.
(25 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 19, 2009 Seeds - How to criminalize them
Some cannot believe that HR 875 will criminalize seed banking. "The bill doesn't say any such thing," they say. "It says food safety," they say. And Bush said he "brought democracyto Iraq." Here's how what they say is "food safety" can make saving seeds a crime.
(12 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 14, 2009 A solemn walk through HR 875
Food and Water Watch put out information on HR 875 to counter "myths" and "rumors" on the internet that the bill would criminalize organic farming and take over seeds. It gives no specifics to back up its "facts," so the following close up view of the bill and accompanying commentary offers the reader a chance to decide for themselves what is myth and what is fact.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 14, 2009 HR 875 - the death of freedom in America
It's been obvious to farmers and cattlemen that stopping NAIS is about preserving the most basic freedoms necessary to farm, but if people will take time to read the bill (and there are comments to help them along), they will see stopping those bills is fundamental to freedom for all of us to even exist. WRITE THE SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR. HR 875 is more dangerous to this country than even the bailout.
(63 comments) SHARE Monday, March 9, 2009 Monsanto's dream bill, HR 875
HR 875 is a Monsanto driven bill introduced by Rosa DeLauro whose husband works for Monsanto. Michael Taylor, a Monsanto lawyer, waits in the wings to take control our food again, but this time it would be with frightening power over our farmers, our only protectors of our food. This article contains quotes to give only a small idea of what is at stake in stopping HR 875, a dream bill for Monsanto.
(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 8, 2009 Monsanto's Michael Taylor is BAAAAACC...KKK ... this time to control "Food Safety" from the White House
Michael Taylor, perhaps stowed away in Hillary Clinton's trunk as a nostalgic reminder of the good ole days when Bill put him in charge of the FDA and he approved rBGH, has reentered government along with her and is hoping to slip into an office ... in the White House, and Rosa Delauro, whose husband works for the Clintons and Monsanto, has betrayed every man, woman and child in country for Monsanto's sake.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 5, 2009 The CAFO stench is killing babies while the USDA laughs at farmers
A new study out of Wellesley proves babies are dying from CAFOs. Please, put this into the context of the "it's a lie it's about food safety" bills currently in Congress, and realize that the industrial ag corporations causing these deaths are the very ones promoting "food safety." .
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 3, 2009 Has Reuters become a PR agency for Monsanto?
The following is an article put out by Reuters. What follows it is the response of a farmer. Who is asking pertinent questions? Or perhaps more seriously, who is asking any questions at all?
(14 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 1, 2009 Inside Cargill - knee deep in blood
Cargill wants those food safety bills. Do you really think they suddenly found religion and are now interested in food safety? And if not, then what is in those bills they want to so dang much that the bills are being pushed through Congress as fast and as silently as possible?
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 26, 2009 The literal enslavement of the American farmer
In the simplest terms, the "food safety" bills now in Congress enslave our farmers to an industrial system - having to do its bidding or face penalties and prison so severe they function as whips.