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    Senate Bill S510 Makes Homegrown Food illegal

    Senate Bill S510 Makes it illegal to Grow, Share, Trade or Sell Homegrown Food

    S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money.
    ďIf accepted [S 510] would preclude the publicís 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 oneís choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.Ē~Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower
    It is similar to what India faced with imposition of the salt tax during British rule, only S 510 extends control over all food in the US, violating the fundamental human right to food.
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    Re: Senate Bill S510 Makes Homegrown Food illegal

    Here's a list of those organizations in favor and those opposed plus a link to a question and answer page that is enlightening.


    Supporters

    American Frozen Food Institute
    Grocery Manufacturers Association
    National Fisheries Institute
    United Fresh Produce Association
    National Restaurant Association
    Produce Marketing Association
    General Mills
    Kraft Foods North America
    Consumers Union
    Center for Science in the Public Interest
    Food Marketing Institute
    American Public Health Association
    Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
    Consumer Federation of America
    International Bottled Water Association
    National Association of Manufacturers
    National Confectioners Association
    National Consumers League
    Pew Charitable Trust
    Trust for America's Health
    Snack Food Association
    Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP)
    American Bakers Association
    American Beverage Association
    International Dairy Foods Association
    International Foodservice Distributors Association
    National Coffee Association
    American Farm Bureau


    Opposed

    Weston A. Price Foundation
    Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund
    National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association
    Raw Milk Association of Colorado
    Farm Family Defenders
    American Grassfed Association
    Small Farms Conservancy
    National Family Farm Coalition
    Carolina Farm Stewardship Association


    http://www.govtrack.us/users/questions. ... l:s111-510

    it's a pain to try to read through legslative legalize, and i really hate the way BOTH sides of our gubment try to use scare tactics..
    when there's something i hear that sound bad, i start looking at all points of view, i always find it interesting to find out what corporate mega giants are "behind" or "supportive" of bills like this

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    Re: Senate Bill S510 Makes Homegrown Food illegal

    They have been pushing this or very like things for over 5 years ,it is pure corp. B.S . Any time the big guys squeel Gov jumps in to help . It is time people stand up to the phrase " By The People ,For The People . Even our founding fathers knew corporations were an evil problem . If we let then take our food and for many a livelyhood we should all just slap on some shackles . I never in my life time would have expected to be able to tell people I can grow pot in 18 states but can not grow lettuce ! Most of the small farms I know are already upsidedown $$$$ with the the Farm Loan system trying to stay above water and compete with the Agri companies .Those who fail are either bought up by the Agri Co.'s or go fallow and the land will never be able to brought back . Fear not people our brother China will feed you
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    PS Part of the reason I have been working on moving to a 3rd world country ,I do not believe the Sheeple will stand up !

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    Re: Senate Bill S510 Makes Homegrown Food illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodmike
    PS Part of the reason I have been working on moving to a 3rd world country ,I do not believe the Sheeple will stand up !
    The worst part of this kind of legislation is that most of the "backward, savage, uneducated, illiterate, ignorant" third world countries live off home-grown foods, and in our "enlightened, industrialized, educated, intelligent, civilized" 'First World' countries, our corporate-run governments are telling us that home-grown food isn't good or healthy for us! And the millions of Sheeeeeeple believe the elitists because they are the 'smart.' 'beautiful' people
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    Re: Senate Bill S510 Makes Homegrown Food illegal

    Ok exactly what section of this bill says anything about stopping homegrown food . I find tons of referance to inspections ,record keeping and yes by all means Fee's and fines . So I see a lot of things making it cost prohibitive to do it but not that you can not do it . It also appears this bill is stagnant as I see nothing moving forward . It still reads more like a economic thing over a saftey thing . It's all about money
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    PS I would worry more on Monsanto patending all the seeds from the seed banks and removing all the herritage stuff and replacing with GMO !

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    Re: Senate Bill S510 Makes Homegrown Food illegal

    these are the kind of things that make forums so priceless. info that many of us know nothing about. thanks for going to the trouble to post.

    Rich

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    Re: Senate Bill S510 Makes Homegrown Food illegal

    The bill doesn't stop you from growing your own food, but if you want to trade, sell or give away anything you do grow, you will have to fill out a pile of forms, pay a tax, get inspected, and on & on. Kill the Bill! Kill Bill!
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    Re: Senate Bill S510 Makes Homegrown Food illegal

    I didnít realize at first that one of Mr. jackalopeís links is a hey we disagree that is very easy to fill in the blanks and send to your senator.
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    Re: Senate Bill S510 Makes Homegrown Food illegal

    Wow, thanks for keeping us aware. How the heck does this even make sense when we barely know what's in the food we buy from big corps...

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    Re: Senate Bill S510 Makes Homegrown Food illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodmike
    They have been pushing this or very like things for over 5 years ,it is pure corp. B.S .
    Actually, one of the first of these bills was introduced over 15 years ago ..... just like the socialists who demand health care for non-citizens, etc. these people will continue to put these bills forward in one variation or another or even piece by piece, until they get their way ... just like the raw milk scam ..... (I grew up on raw milk, so I consider those laws as a scam) ..... they sneak it in and eventually you get arrested for breaking the law when no one knew it was even passed.

    We all have to keep our eyes open to these kinds of underhanded actions ...... the major news media (who get their advertising revenue from 'guess who') decries and dismisses the "conspiracy theorists" who see some sort of wrong-doing in these laws which will supposedly keep us healthy and safe, but eventually the big agri-corps get the gold, while we, the people get the shaft.

    If the Repubs take over Congress, look for it to be introduced again, maybe in another form, but basically the same law - it doesn't matter who is in power, Republicrats or Demoncrats ..... just follow the money trail when the above Corps. who support this type of legislation start shelling out the campaign donations

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