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Old 03-24-2009, 08:28 PM
Location: SC
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The Safety of Our food supply, not just in SC but nationwide will be in great danger if these bills are passed. Ironically they are named the "Food Safety Modernization Act" and they have NOTHING to do with safety and everything to do with the federal government taking further control over our lives via a new huge regulatory body like the "Homeland Security" of food. It could very well end up criminalizing organic farming --- even growing your own organic food in your own back yard could be made illegal.

Turns out the House bill sponsor from CT is married to someone who does work for Monsanto and she has been the beneficiary of nearly $200k in campaign funds from Monsanto.

This article is a good overview:
What this article does not go into however are the definitions of catagories in the bill of food "establishments". Some of them include ANY establishment that stores food for retail sale or ANY establishment that transports food for retail sale. (Think baking and then bringing food to Bake Sales, Community Fairs, Local Farmer's markets. These all would be subject to the scruitiny of this massive new regulatory agency!) What a Country ours is becoming. YIKES!

We better not let this bill get passed. It is written in very calming tones on purpose, so as not to cause alarm. Read the text here and note the definitions and catagories of food establishments this could apply to:


Please contact your Congressman and Senators and tell them to vote NO on this bill and preserve your choice and freedom to purchase or grow non adulterated fresh organic food if you wish!
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:48 PM
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Emily, this is a great post on an important issue. Perhaps you should copy to other states and in the general forums.
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