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A Glimps into S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010
Youtube ^ | 5 August 2010 | RT

Posted on 08/12/2010 7:45:15 AM PDT by Errant

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 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. S 510 would give Monsanto unlimited power over all US seed, food supplements, food and farming.

S 510 fails on moral, social, economic, political, constitutional, and human survival grounds.

1. It puts all US food and all US farms under Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, in the event of contamination or an ill-defined emergency. It resembles the Kissinger Plan.
2. It would end US sovereignty over its own food supply by insisting on compliance with the WTO, thus threatening national security.
3. It imposes Codex Alimentarius on the US, a global system of control over food. It allows the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the WTO to take control of every food on earth and remove access to natural food supplements.
4. It would remove the right to clean, store and thus own seed in the US, putting control of seeds in the hands of Monsanto and other multinationals, threatening US security.
5. It deconstructs what is left of the American economy. It takes agriculture and food, which are the cornerstone of all economies, out of the hands of the citizenry, and puts them under the total control of multinational corporations influencing the UN, WHO, FAO and WTO, with HHS, and CDC, acting as agents, with Homeland Security as the enforcer.


TOPICS: Agriculture; Conspiracy; Food; Gardening
KEYWORDS: collapse; food; foodsafety; foodsupply; glimps; homegrown; populationcontrol; s510
I'm not sure if this should be posted under conspiracy or breaking news!

This is getting serious or not?

S510 Illegal To Grow Share Trade Sell Homegrown Food. - Another Video

1 posted on 08/12/2010 7:45:17 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Dick Durbin’s totalitarian masterpiece. Read the bill text and weep:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c111:2:./temp/~c111UMY6mM::


2 posted on 08/12/2010 7:48:13 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Errant

This is the compliment bill to the one that passed the House last summer.

HR2749 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2749

I call it the FDA food take-over bill. This is a stealth bill that has consequences that are unimaginable.

As far as I can determine it has not been voted on in the Senate.


3 posted on 08/12/2010 7:51:43 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Errant
"S 510 fails on moral, social, economic, political, constitutional, and human survival grounds. "

IOW, it's another signature Obama Administration power grab.

4 posted on 08/12/2010 7:52:15 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: La Lydia

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5 posted on 08/12/2010 7:52:33 AM PDT by Errant
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To: La Lydia

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6 posted on 08/12/2010 7:53:03 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Sorry, try this one:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas

If it doesn’t work, which it just did, go to LOC Thomas and type in bill number. It pulls it right up with text, history, status, etc. Here is the CRS summary:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bd2lTs:@@@D&summ2=m&|/home/LegislativeData.php|


7 posted on 08/12/2010 7:56:01 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Errant

Orrin Hatch, Johnny Isakson, Saxby Chambliss, Judd Gregg and David Vitter are copsonsors.


8 posted on 08/12/2010 7:57:23 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Texas Fossil
I feel it is always a better idea to read the actual bill language before passing judgment. That said, I can guarantee you that if Dick Durbin is the sponsor, this will be worse than it appears at first glance.
9 posted on 08/12/2010 7:59:54 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Errant

It looks like the corrupt marxist congress and the punk-ass president may get this bill passed. They don’t have the brass to enforce it. They seem to have no idea just how pissed people will get when the feds mess with their food supply.


10 posted on 08/12/2010 8:01:16 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: Man50D
David VITTER?? Why that conniving sorry a$$ SOB...

I'll check that out and if true, he's in a State that will hang his hide out to dry.

11 posted on 08/12/2010 8:01:27 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Man50D

I contacted my senators and Mr. Vitter to express my opposition to this horrible bill. It is a bald face power grab and must be stopped.


12 posted on 08/12/2010 8:02:54 AM PDT by 2001convSVT ("Hand out pocket Constitutions to everyone you can")
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To: Errant

This is just ludicrous and I cannot imagine how anyone believes the UN or WHO or Homeland Scrutiny will enforce any of this. I realize this may be too centrist of a view for some, but I really don’t think we are in danger of either seeing this pass the US Senate, nor are we about to see tanks and troops in the streets seizing all available food.

The sky is not falling...


13 posted on 08/12/2010 8:03:28 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: La Lydia

Somehow they have fixed it so you cannot simply use a link to the legislation directly. They do not want it looked at.

There was a temp file that was referenced.

Much of the House version seems to have been “struck out”.


14 posted on 08/12/2010 8:04:15 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Errant
Words written almost 2,000 years ago:

Revelations: 16 - He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 - so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.

Amazingly coming to pass in our lifetime...

15 posted on 08/12/2010 8:05:50 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Bean Counter
I realize this may be too centrist of a view for some, but I really don’t think we are in danger of either seeing this pass the US Senate, nor are we about to see tanks and troops in the streets seizing all available food.

No one ever imagined Congress would pass a scam that would deprive people of their personal freedoms by forcing them to purchase a product in violation of the Constitution but it did happen. Nothing is beyond this socialist/marxist controlled Congress.
16 posted on 08/12/2010 8:06:21 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Bean Counter
I cannot imagine how anyone believes the UN or WHO or Homeland Scrutiny will enforce any of this.

The phrase is: "You're fired, I'll just get someone else to do it!"

17 posted on 08/12/2010 8:08:28 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

That’s Revelations 13, verses 16 & 17


18 posted on 08/12/2010 8:10:43 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Texas Fossil

Did you ever find the Durbin language?


19 posted on 08/12/2010 8:11:52 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Bean Counter

I know other people are jumping on you but I am going to anyhow:)

Hows that water temperature froggy?


20 posted on 08/12/2010 8:16:41 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Bean Counter

Let us hope this bill is defeated, but these damn marxist will never give up. It won’t be long and they will try to sneak the bill past us again. To me this piece of legislation represents ignition point.


21 posted on 08/12/2010 8:16:49 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: La Lydia; Black Agnes

S.510
Title: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 3/3/2009) Cosponsors (17)
Related Bills: H.R.1332
Latest Major Action: 12/18/2009 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 247.SUMMARY AS OF:
12/18/2009—Reported to Senate amended. (There is 1 other summary)

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act - Title I: Improving Capacity to Prevent Food Safety Problems - (Sec. 101) Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to inspect records related to food, including to: (1) allow the inspection of records of food that the Secretary reasonably believes is likely to be affected in a similar manner as an adulterated food; and (2) require that each person (excluding farms and restaurants) who manufactures, processes, packs, distributes, receives, holds, or imports an article of food permit inspection of his or her records if the Secretary believes that there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to such food will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

(Sec. 102) Authorizes the Secretary to suspend the registration of a food facility if the food manufactured, processed, packed, or held by a facility has a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.

(Sec. 103) Requires each owner, operator, or agent in charge of a food facility to: (1) evaluate the hazards that could affect food; (2) identify and implement preventive controls; (3) monitor the performance of those controls; and (4) maintain records of such monitoring. Deems facilities required to comply with certain food-specific standards to be in compliance with this section. Requires the Secretary to promulgate regulations to establish science-based minimum standards for conducting a hazard analysis, documenting hazards, implementing preventive controls, and documenting such implementation.

Prohibits the operation of a facility that manufactures, processes, packs, or holds food for sale in the United States if the owner, operator, or agent in charge of such facility is not in compliance with this section.

Delays implementation of this section for small businesses.

(Sec. 104) Directs the Secretary to: (1) review and evaluate relevant health data and other information to determine the most significant foodborne contaminants; and (2) issue contaminant-specific and science-based guidance documents, action levels, or regulations.

(Sec. 105) Sets forth provisions related to produce safety, including to require the Secretary to: (1) establish science-based minimum standards for the safe production and harvesting of those types of fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities to minimize the risk of serious adverse health consequences or death; and (2) publish updated good agricultural practices and guidance for the safe production and harvesting of specific types of fresh produce.

(Sec. 106) Requires the Secretary to promulgate regulations to protect against the intentional adulteration of food.

(Sec. 107) Directs the Secretary to assess and collect fees related to: (1) food facility reinspection; (2) food recalls; (3) the voluntary qualified importer program; and (4) importer reinspection.

Applies export certification provisions to food.

(Sec. 108) Requires the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture to prepare and submit to the relevant congressional committees and make public the National Agriculture and Food Defense Strategy, which shall include: (1) an implementation plan; (2) a coordinated research agenda; and (3) a process to achieve, and evaluate progress towards, goals.

(Sec. 109) Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to report annually on the activities of the Food and Agriculture Government Coordinating Council and the Food and Agriculture Sector Coordinating Council.

(Sec. 110) Requires the HHS Secretary to submit to Congress: (1) a comprehensive report that identifies programs and practices that are intended to promote the safety and supply chain security of food and to prevent outbreaks of foodborne illness and other food-related hazards that can be addressed through preventive activities; and (2) biennial reports on food safety programs and practices following the submission of the comprehensive report.

Requires the HHS Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture to submit to Congress, biennially, a joint food safety and food defense research plan.

(Sec. 111) Requires the HHS Secretary to promulgate regulations on sanitary transportation practices for the transportation of food.

(Sec. 112) Requires the Secretary to develop and make available to local educational agencies, schools, early childhood education programs, and interested entities and individuals guidelines for developing plans for individuals to manage the risk of food allergy and anaphylaxis in schools and early childhood education programs, to be implemented on a voluntary basis. Sets forth issues for such guidelines to address, including: (1) parental obligation to provide documentation of their child’s food allergy; (2) the creation of an individual plan for food allergy management; (3) communication strategies between schools or childhood education programs and providers of emergency medical services; and (4) strategies to reduce the risk of exposure to anaphylactic causative agents in classrooms and common school or early childhood education program areas, such as cafeterias.

Allows the Secretary to award matching grants to assist local educational agencies in implementing such food allergy and anaphylaxis management guidelines.

Title II: Improving Capacity to Detect and Respond to Food Safety Problems - (Sec. 201) Requires the Secretary to: (1) allocate resources to inspect facilities and articles of food imported into the United States based on their risk profiles; (2) increase the frequency of inspection of all facilities; and (3) report to the appropriate congressional committees annually on food facility and food import inspections.

(Sec. 202) Requires the Secretary to: (1) recognize bodies that accredit laboratories with a demonstrated capability to conduct analytical testing of food products; (2) establish a publicly available registry of accreditation bodies; (3) develop model standards that an accreditation body shall require laboratories to meet; and (4) periodically reevaluate accreditation bodies and revoke recognition of any not in compliance with this section.

Sets forth requirements for mandatory testing, including that: (1) testing be conducted by federal laboratories or accredited nonfederal laboratories; and (2) results of such testing be sent directly to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Requires the Secretary to review results from any sampling and testing that lead to a state or locality issuing a food recall to evaluate the need for a national recall or other compliance and enforcement activities.

Requires the Secretary to report to the relevant congressional committees on the progress in implementing a national food emergency response laboratory network.

(Sec. 203) Directs the DHS Secretary to maintain an agreement through which relevant laboratory network members will: (1) agree on common laboratory methods in order to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information; (2) identify means by which each member could work cooperatively to optimize national laboratory preparedness and provide surge capacity during emergencies; and (3) engage in ongoing dialogue and build relationships that will support a more effective and integrated response during emergencies. Sets forth reporting requirements.

(Sec. 204) Requires the HHS Secretary to: (1) improve tracking and tracing of fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities in the event of a foodborne illness outbreak; and (2) establish standards for the type of information, format, and timeframe for persons to submit records to aid the Secretary in such tracking and tracing.

(Sec. 205) Requires the Secretary to establish a pilot project to explore and evaluate methods for rapidly and effectively tracking and tracing processed food so that the Secretary may quickly identify the source of an outbreak involving such a processed food and the recipients of the contaminated food.

(Sec. 206) Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to enhance foodborne illness surveillance systems to improve the collection, analysis, reporting, and usefulness of data on foodborne illnesses.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) develop and implement strategies to leverage and enhance the food safety and defense capacities of state and local agencies to achieve specified goals, including improving foodborne illness outbreak response and containment; and (2) complete a review of state and local capacities and needs for enhancement not later than one year after enactment of this Act.

Reauthorizes appropriations for grants to states and Indian tribes to expand participation in networks to enhance federal, state, and local food safety efforts, including meeting the costs of establishing and maintaining the food safety surveillance, technical, and laboratory capacity needed for such participation.

(Sec. 207) Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) provide a responsible party with an opportunity to cease distribution and recall an adulterated or misbranded article of food if the use of or exposure to such article will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals; (2) order a responsible party to immediately cease distribution and provide notice to relevant persons if the responsible party does not voluntarily cease distribution of or recall such article of food; and (3) order a recall if the Secretary determines that removal of the article from commerce is necessary, but only after providing an opportunity for a hearing.

(Sec. 208) Revises the standard for the administrative detention of food to allow such a detention if the FDA has reason to believe that such article is adulterated or misbranded.

(Sec. 209) Requires the Administration of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide support for, and technical assistance to, state, local, and tribal governments in preparing for, assessing, decontaminating, and recovering from an agriculture or food emergency.

(Sec. 210) Requires the Secretary to set standards and administer training and education programs for the employees of state, local, territorial, and tribal food safety officials relating to the regulatory responsibilities and policies established by this Act.

Authorizes and encourages the Secretary to conduct examinations, testing, and investigations for the purposes of determining compliance with the food safety provisions of this Act through the officers and employees of such state, local, territorial, or tribal agency.

(Sec. 211) Expands the program for grants to states, territories, and Indian tribes for inspections to include grants to: (1) train to HHS standards for the examination, inspection, and investigation of food manufacturing, processing, packing, holding, distribution, and importation; (2) build the capacity of the laboratories for food safety; (3) build the infrastructure and capacity of the food safety programs; and (4) take appropriate action to protect the public health in response to a recall of food under the FFDCA.

Title III: Improving the Safety of Imported Food - (Sec. 301) Requires U.S. importers to perform risk-based foreign supplier verification activities to verify that imported food is produced in compliance with applicable requirements related to hazard analysis and standards for produce safety and is not adulterated or misbranded. Requires the Secretary to issue guidance to assist U.S. importers in developing foreign supplier verification programs.

(Sec. 302) Requires the Secretary to: (1) establish a program to provide for the expedited review and importation of food offered for importation by U.S. importers who have voluntarily agreed to participate in such program; and (2) issue a guidance document related to participation and compliance with such program.

(Sec. 303) Requires imported food that fails to meet requirements for a certification or other assurance that the food meets applicable FFDCA requirements to be refused admission.

Authorizes the Secretary to require, as a condition of granting admission to an article of food into the United States, that an entity provide a certification or other assurances that the article of food complies with applicable FFDCA requirements.

(Sec. 304) Directs the Secretary to require, prior to importation of an article of food, notice of any country to which such article has been refused entry.

(Sec. 305) Requires the Secretary to determine whether a country can provide reasonable assurances that the food supply of the country meets or exceeds the safety of food manufactured, processed, packed, or held in the United States.

(Sec. 306) Directs the Secretary to develop a comprehensive plan to expand the technical, scientific, and regulatory capacity of foreign governments and food industries from which foods are exported to the United States.

(Sec. 307) Authorizes the Secretary to enter into arrangements and agreements with foreign governments to facilitate the inspection of registered foreign facilities. Requires the Secretary to direct resources to inspections of foreign facilities, supplies, and food types to help ensure the safety and security of the U.S. food supply.

Requires food to be refused admission into the United States if permission to inspect the food facility is denied by the facility owner, operator, or agent or the foreign country.

(Sec. 308) Sets forth provisions governing the establishment of a system to recognize bodies that accredit third-party auditors and audit agents to certify that eligible entities meet applicable FFDCA requirements for importation of food into the United States.

(Sec. 309) Requires the Secretary to establish offices of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in foreign countries to provide assistance to the appropriate governmental entities with respect to measures to provide for the safety of articles of food and other products regulated by the FDA that are exported by such countries to the United States.

(Sec. 310) Requires the Secretary to: (1) develop and implement a strategy to better identify sand prevent entry into the United States of smuggled food; and (2) notify the DHS Secretary not later than ten days after identifying a smuggled food that would cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals. Requires a press release to warn consumers and vendors about a potential threat from smuggled food if certain requirements are met.

Title IV: Miscellaneous Provisions - (Sec. 401) Authorizes appropriations for FY2010-FY2014 for the activities of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, the Center for Veterinary Medicine, and related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs of the FDA. Directs the HHS Secretary to increase the field staff of such Centers and Office.

(Sec. 402) Establishes whistleblower protections for employees of entities involved in the manufacturing, processing, packing, transporting, distribution, reception, holding, or importation of food who provide information relating to any violation of the FFDCA.

(Sec. 404) Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.

(Sec. 405) Requires the Secretary to update the Fish and Fisheries Products Hazards and Control Guidance to take into account advances in technology.

(Sec. 406) Requires the Secretary, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to study the transportation of food for consumption in the United States, including an examination of the unique needs of rural and frontier areas with regard to the delivery of safe food.
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22 posted on 08/12/2010 8:20:30 AM PDT by B4Ranch (America was founded by MARKSMEN, not Marxists.)
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To: Errant

If this passes, do you think Michelle Obama will be arrested for her garden at the White House?

Amazing to think someone is going to stop me from planting a garden in my own yard. They can have my yellow squash when the pry it from my cold, dead fingers.


23 posted on 08/12/2010 8:29:16 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl
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To: Errant
Revelations: 16 - He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 - so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.

My KJV says "in" not "on". Sounds trivial as far as translation differences, but I think it is relevant. Implants or retinal scans, biometrics could explain.

24 posted on 08/12/2010 8:29:53 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: La Lydia

Durbin did not originate the bill, it originated in the House. Dingell was the sponsor. It originated as HR2749.


25 posted on 08/12/2010 8:37:15 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Errant

SFL


26 posted on 08/12/2010 8:38:38 AM PDT by phockthis
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To: Errant

Glimps?


27 posted on 08/12/2010 8:41:07 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Texas Fossil
Implants or retinal scans, biometrics could explain.

Sure, keep in mind this is from the perspective of someone in the first century. I can imagine showing a card in your hand, badge around the neck, chip implant and etc being described as a mark on/in the hand or head.

The main theme is that everyone will need a number to buy or sell anything. The number of man IMO is our SSN. It has 9 digits and 666 can be deciphered (6+6+6 = 18, 1+8 = 9). The number 9 is thought of as a "magic" number throughout early history. You can google is for further information.

28 posted on 08/12/2010 8:42:01 AM PDT by Errant
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To: La Lydia; Black Agnes

I don’t see where this Bill is going to affect the home gardens, rural vegetable stands or anything currently in existence.

Can someone else point out the clause they are worried about?


29 posted on 08/12/2010 8:44:16 AM PDT by B4Ranch (America was founded by MARKSMEN, not Marxists.)
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To: B4Ranch

Help me out here. I don’t see anything in this S510 that applies to individuals growing, sharing or selling food. It sounds like a lot of petty “make work” for gov. employees in the name of “safe food”. You will be in compliance, and all it takes to be in compliance is a little bribe to said gov. employee. It’s the way of Communism. If there is a bill to stop the growing and sharing of seed and produce, then we will end up like the Ukraine in the 1930s.


30 posted on 08/12/2010 8:44:49 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: martin_fierro
Glimps?

LOL, How many times have we heard "Don't change the title!" ?

Good catch!

31 posted on 08/12/2010 8:46:42 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Texas Fossil

I can only repeat my opinion: if Durbin is the sponsor, there are myriad problems with this bill, and it is probably worse than it looks at first glance.


32 posted on 08/12/2010 8:51:18 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: B4Ranch
Sections 103 and 105 are particularly troublesome. Too much is left to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to interpret. The use of words like “hazards” leaves the door open to all kinds of crazy interpretations. By the way, thanks for the post.
33 posted on 08/12/2010 8:54:46 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: Bean Counter

The sky is not falling...

Have you checked recently or are you simply a true polyanna?


34 posted on 08/12/2010 8:55:49 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (They are the vultures of Dark Crystal screeeching their hatred and fear into the void ....)
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To: La Lydia
S 510 RS

Calendar No. 247

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 510

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 3, 2009

Mr. DURBIN (for himself, Mr. GREGG, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. BURR, Mr. DODD, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. ISAKSON, Ms. KLOBUCHAR, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. BURRIS, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. HATCH, Mr. BINGAMAN, Mr. HARKIN, and Mr. ENZI) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

December 18, 2009

Reported by Mr. HARKIN, with an amendment

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply.

[Struck out->] SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES; TABLE OF CONTENTS. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE I--IMPROVING CAPACITY TO PREVENT FOOD SAFETY PROBLEMS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE II--IMPROVING CAPACITY TO DETECT AND RESPOND TO FOOD SAFETY PROBLEMS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE III--IMPROVING THE SAFETY OF IMPORTED FOOD [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE IV--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE I--IMPROVING CAPACITY TO PREVENT FOOD SAFETY PROBLEMS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 101. INSPECTIONS OF RECORDS. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 102. REGISTRATION OF FOOD FACILITIES. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 103. HAZARD ANALYSIS AND RISK-BASED PREVENTIVE CONTROLS. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] `SEC. 418. HAZARD ANALYSIS AND RISK-BASED PREVENTIVE CONTROLS. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 104. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 105. STANDARDS FOR PRODUCE SAFETY. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] `SEC. 419. STANDARDS FOR PRODUCE SAFETY. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 106. PROTECTION AGAINST INTENTIONAL ADULTERATION. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] `SEC. 420. PROTECTION AGAINST INTENTIONAL ADULTERATION. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 107. AUTHORITY TO COLLECT FEES. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] `PART 5--FEES RELATED TO FOOD [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] `SEC. 740A. AUTHORITY TO COLLECT AND USE FEES. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 108. NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEFENSE STRATEGY. [<-Struck out]

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[Struck out->] SEC. 111. FINAL RULE FOR PREVENTION OF SALMONELLA ENTERITIDIS IN SHELL EGGS DURING PRODUCTION. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 112. SANITARY TRANSPORTATION OF FOOD. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 113. FOOD ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS MANAGEMENT. [<-Struck out]

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[Struck out->] SEC. 201. TARGETING OF INSPECTION RESOURCES FOR DOMESTIC FACILITIES, FOREIGN FACILITIES, AND PORTS OF ENTRY; ANNUAL REPORT. [<-Struck out]

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35 posted on 08/12/2010 8:56:18 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: La Lydia; All

Senate Bill S510 (FDA Food Safety Modernization Act) Explained (Sort of from one of the video links - he got the sponsor wrong):

When I heard about Senate Bill s510 I was completely freaked out. The first thing I heard about it was that it makes it illegal to grow your own food. I immediately got on the phone to call my senator about how OUTRAGED I was and why was he planning on putting my grandma in jail for that cute little patch of cucumbers she grows for her canned pickles! What kind of man likes to put grandmas in JAIL HUH? In fact, I think I will just go down there and tell him what an asshole he is in person!! But then I regained some of my brain cells and remembered that MY senator probably didn’t write the bill and took a journey down the rabbit hole to see what I could find out about this bill.

The first thing I found out was it doesn’t make growing your own food at home and eating it yourself illegal. PHHHEWWWW!! Grandma’s pickles are SAFE!! Then I started actually reading what WAS in the bill.

You will probably think this bill is a good thing. Unless you are one of those tin foil hat wearing weirdos who think you need rights and freedoms. It might even be better than that wonderful piece of extistence we call the Patriot Act (Don’t you LOVE that one?)

A couple pertinent facts on the bill include:

The original bill no longer exists. The new S510 is only one part of an amendment they kept. (Kinda makes you wonder how bad the first one was huh?) It also is only in committee, which means the senate has been asked to consider it. Will they vote on it? Why yes of course, otherwise the senate doesn’t care about the children. Did I mention the bill is sponsored by congressman Dingell?

but here is why you should be mad as hell and just aren’t going to take it anymore:

If you trade or give your food away, or sell it at farmers markets, you are no longer considered growing for personal consumption which puts you in a category as a Community Supported Agriculture supplier, or so you forget what it actually means CSA’s for short. This is a whole world of difference because now your food has to be “traceable” That means if your neighbor little sally walker has a tummy ache, you need to be held accountable for giving her those bacteria laden zucchinis. What it really means is a drive to the freshly built State Agriculture Office, to talk to the ladies who got promoted from the DMV to fill out a stack of paperwork the size of War and Peace, pay a handy little “CSA Liscensing fee” plus all the taxes and stuff of course, agree to surprise inspections, OH, and don’t forget that dollar to the blabbity blabb fund. By the way would you like to register to vote sir?

So in other words you don’t grow it yourself, you probably aren’t going to get to eat it. Which is going to make you a pretty big ball of sad if you get most of your fruits and veggies from farmers markets. Is this going to be the end of organic farming? No probably not directly or in the near future but farmers who can afford to give away 50% of their profits to the government to implement this bill will probably not going to be living in your town. And because of the lack of farmers putting their heirloom seed grown produce out there, we will eventually see a decline in the amount of heirloom seeds available to the public. The worst part though is the bill will directly affect pet and animal feed manufacturers as well, which means higher feed costs for farmers, which means you ain’t makin chicken wings for the backyard barbecue buddy. It’s all hot dogs from here. We will probably still get hamburgers for a while, but eventually hamburgers will be the price of steak, steak will be the price of lobster, lobster will be filled with oil.

So the question now is how much do you love freedom? And vegetables.

PS there is a counter part in the house of representatives to this bill called H.R. 2749 I haven’t checked it out but it may be cause for a part 2 and s510 could cost Americans $825 billion in 2010 alone


36 posted on 08/12/2010 9:08:42 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

I have seen reassuring analysis of this bill on various organic and progressive food blogs.

The large organic produce/dairy co-op where I live is Progressive with a capital P. So are the medium-sized ($1.5M-$3M annually) organic producers. Our Farmers Market was THE source for all things “O” in the last election cycle.

The only producers I can foresee being impacted by this MAY be the maple syrup folks, the fermentated foods (kraut/kimchee/miso/tempeh) folks and possibly the vinters (both grape and local fruit wines). Every single one of these businesses supports the regime and has lobbyists.

I really doubt passage is politically possible.

Today I traded home-grown tomatoes for home-grown green beans. My trading partner is a staunch conservative. So, had this bill been law, who is to know?


37 posted on 08/12/2010 9:22:49 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Errant

And they said it wouldn’t be possible to control the food told about in the Bible.


38 posted on 08/12/2010 9:24:44 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Errant

Look at the number of [Struck out] entries on the S.510RS bill. It looks like someone finally read enough of the bill to want to gut it. If you reference this bill for the final text on Thomas register, you get an error message indicating it is not complete.

Regardless, HR2749 as referred to the Senate is an absolute horror that Dingell and crowd produced. Someone yesterday told me that the Senate had passed this bill and it was reffered back to the House and was passed just before recess. I think that information is totally wrong, and I see no indication that the Senate has voted on it in any form..

But Obozo and crowd will stoop to anything to remain in power and to subject this nation. He is the ultimate Trojan Horse.


39 posted on 08/12/2010 9:43:29 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Errant
Look at the number of [Struck out] entries on the S.510RS bill.

I was referring to my post #35

40 posted on 08/12/2010 9:46:04 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Jay Redhawk; WVNan

We have a couple of dozen truck farmers come into Sparks and Reno each week and setup shop, half of whom are Hispanic. I cannot see a Bill putting Hispanics out of work. Just won’t happen for the next thirty years.


41 posted on 08/12/2010 10:08:01 AM PDT by B4Ranch (America was founded by MARKSMEN, not Marxists.)
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To: Texas Fossil
I saw that and it's amazing the number removed. The problem I see is that it will drive the cost of food up on top of already high and higher prices due to a number of other factors. It's going to hurt small and medium producers. That said, the biggest danger is the framework this puts in place and leaving much to the discretion of the regulators to determine policy. The framework is there to apply this and more to the family farm if the bureaucrats “deem” it should be applied for whatever reason they come up with.
42 posted on 08/12/2010 10:35:22 AM PDT by Errant
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To: CynicalBear
I can't tell you how amazed I am of the accuracy of the writings of ancient prophets in relation to today's events and the recent past.

Passages in the Bible that didn't make any sense at all just a few months or years ago now "literally" describe our daily world and future events, that may be just around the corner, with perfect "next shoe to fall" believability.

43 posted on 08/12/2010 10:46:13 AM PDT by Errant
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To: reformedliberal
I have seen reassuring analysis of this bill on various organic and progressive food blogs.

Many liberals are waking up to the fact that they've been fooled by Obama and this administration. Obama is not a friend of Americans IMO. He is an agent of powerful forces with their own agenda.

In the end, it will be bad for "we little people". I suggest that taking the paranoid view is far safer with this regime as Rush calls them... :)

44 posted on 08/12/2010 10:53:45 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Red_Devil 232; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; ...

Thanks Errant.


45 posted on 08/12/2010 7:46:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Texas Fossil; Errant
enough with the implants, it is about breaking the 10 commandments; specifically, working on the Sabbaths.

God's law is written on our hands and in our forehead (our thoughts and actions), the opposite would be Satan's mark. Right?

46 posted on 08/19/2010 5:14:20 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: FreeAtlanta
God's law is written on our hands and in our forehead (our thoughts and actions)

Christians are to keep God's law in their heart. I have seen pictures of Jews tying a scroll with the scripture to their forehead. Where did you see a reference to your above quoted text?

47 posted on 08/19/2010 5:35:49 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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