Did you know that food pricing is skyrocketing at a clip we have never experienced before in history (expecting a 20% hike next year):
Prices of wheat, maize and many other foods traded internationally have risen by up to 40% in just a few months. Sugar, butter and cassava prices are at 30-year highs, and meat and fish are both significantly more expensive than last year.
We are also being hit with this food safety “help” by our government officials like Chuck Schumer (who, from New York, has probably never even walked on the fresh dirt of a farm, much less ever raised any of his own food) and other multi-millionaire Senators whose food arrives via the silver spoon hanging from their lips. I suppose it is just the conspiracy nut in me, but when I read that our “trusting” government is trying to “help” me, I get the willies.
Besides being called “the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America”, the Senate Bill S 510 would outlaw gardening and saving seeds. Per NaturalNews:
It would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public’s right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big brother the power to regulate the tomato plants in your backyard. It would grant them the power to arrest and imprison people selling cucumbers at farmer’s markets. It would criminalize the transporting of organic produce if you don’t comply with the authoritarian rules of the federal government.
“It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.” – Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower (http://shivchopra.com/?page_id=2)
This tyrannical law puts all food production (yes, even food produced in your own garden) under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security. Yep — the very same people running the TSA and its naked body scanner / passenger groping programs.
This law would also give the U.S. government the power to arrest any backyard food producer as a felon (a “smuggler”) for merely growing lettuce and selling it at a local farmer’s market.
It also sells out U.S. sovereignty over our own food supply by ceding to the authority of both the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Codex Alimentarius.
It would criminalize seed saving (http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/20…), turning backyard gardeners who save heirloom seeds into common criminals. This is obviously designed to give corporations like Monsanto a monopoly over seeds.
It would create an unreasonable paperwork burden that would put small food producers out of business, resulting in more power over the food supply shifting to large multinational corporations.
All you have to do is figure out who is supporting the bill and who is against the bill. Big Business likes it and small farmers hate it. It appears to be far more than any protection and is just more of a corporate takeover. But now, it is affecting MY food sources and they seemingly are trying to force me into eating the large corporate foods, force me into buying their GMO seeds, and making myself and my family more dependent oon them and sicker due to the bogus shit they put in the food. No one will ever be able to convince me that food from any other source than my garden is better for me, especially if it comes from some gigantic factory farm.
As said in the video below, this is fascism, plain and simple:
There is no better way to control a people than by controlling their food. This SHOULD be a wakeup call for each and every southern family I know. Especially the old timers that still plant their own gardens and supplement their food source by growing their own (and perhaps share or sell at a Farmer’s Market). Can you imagine the outrage of your grandfather if he were told he couldn’t grow food in his own garden?
Look, there is already Hunger in America:
Some 15 percent of US households, 17.4 million families or about 50 million people, were too poor to buy adequate food last year, according to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). More than a third of these households, with as many as one million children, were missing meals on a regular basis, the study found.
The number of families classified as “food insecure” according to the USDA, which administers the food stamp program, has more than tripled since 2006, before the current economic slump which has brought near double-digit unemployment. Because most people are reluctant to admit they have a problem putting food on the table, particularly when they have children, “food insecurity” was calculated from survey questions about skipping meals or running out of food stamps, combined with comparisons of income and food prices.
Virtually the sole cause of food insecurity in America—the largest producer of agricultural and food products on the planet—is lack of money. The poverty rate has risen sharply over the past three years, with an estimated 50 million people living below the official poverty line, which grossly underestimates the income needed for basic necessities.
Highlighting the significant inequalities in food resource availability across US households, the USDA report noted that the typical food-secure household spent a whopping 33 percent more on food than the typical food-insecure household of the same size and household composition.
Do the numbers mean anything to you? Let’s say there is 350MILLION people in America. 50MILLION are BELOW the poverty line (I am one of them). Is 1/7 of your Greatest Nation on Earth below the poverty line any indication that something is awry or do you STILL think that the 1/7 of us are simply lazy no-goods who want the government teat? Are you still so ignorant to believe such a lie given to you by a corrupt media? Do you still think that because your job is still somewhat secure that you will never be a dreg to society, like I am? You poor, ignorant lemming. I suppose you will get what you deserve someday. Sadly, when you realize that you were simply not a victim YET and you belittled your fellow Dregs of Society, we will likely embrace you into the poor, helpless fold of lemmings we are. We will want you to join our community and be a part of restructuring and fixing this mess when it falls apart.
Yes, even you, that dude who works for the big military provider that keeps you thinking that I am the problem and IF I were to just take a job making shit that kills so many innocents. Yes, even you who has that cushy job in insurance, where you are covered, but your job is to find some way (ANY way) to limit my coverage just so your Big Money Vampiric Middle Man can suck even more profits out of the system, making us poor Dregs of Society even more sickly and DEAD (I can see many of you smile at the thought that us Cadillac Queens are going to die and get off your tax dollar safety rung). Won’t you be so much better off when us poor, socially inept, bottom feeders are all dead and gone?
I have featured Max Igan’s work here several times. His basic message is that the best way to fight the fascism/corporatism is to build local community and STOP playing by their rules. Grow your own food and establish community farmer’s markets. But, I suspect that the players such as Monsanto know this and are trying to fight it at every moment they can muster. Path To Freedom is one such online community (and there need to be many more).
Tester, a farmer himself, told reporters yesterday that he will fight tooth and nail for the provision, believing that small-scale local producers are not presenting large-scale food risks.
“What this amendment is simply there to do–it isn’t to give anybody a loophole they can drive a truck through, it’s to give them a loophole they can walk through with a wheelbarrow full of locally grown farm-processed food,” he said.
For Tester, the measure is as much about food safety as it is about the direction of American agriculture.
“If we were to pass this bill without this amendment you’re going to see more concentration in agriculture,” he told reporters. “You’re going to see less choices for the consumer and bigger industrialized agriculture in the country. I don’t think that’s positive, I don’t think it creates jobs, I don’t think its good for the economy and I don’t think it’s good for our food system.”
No, it’s not good for our economy or food system. It IS good for Big Ag and their headlock on Americans.