Skip to comments.OBAMA’S NEW FOOD ACT TO SEAL SORRY FATE OF AMERICA’S FARMS
Posted on 07/30/2009 4:09:42 PM PDT by Psion
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Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
"We are a nation built on the strength of individual initiative. But there are certain things that we can't do on our own. There are certain things that only a government can do. And one of those things is ensuring that the foods we eat are safe and don't cause us harm."
America enjoys the worlds safest, highest quality, most abundant, diverse and affordable food supply.
This situation is about to change with the Food Safety Enhancement Act (H.R. 2749) which was scheduled for consideration this week under suspension of the standard rules governing congressional legislation.
The Ranking Member of the House Agricultural Committee urged his colleagues not to rush The Food Safety Enhancement Act (H.R. 2749) through Congress. The move to suspend the rules was defeated by two votes.
The suspension would mean limited debate of 20 minutes and no opportunity to offer amendments. Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Oklahoma) is ringing an alarm. He says the proposed legislation is the result of a flawed and incomplete process that would lead to huge regulatory burdens that will force the majority of Americas farmers and ranchers out of business without contributing much, if anything, to the goal of safer food.
Though the rules have not been suspended, the legislation is still expected to meet with House approval.
Few on Capitol Hill are heeding Congressman Lucass warning.
As proposed by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, H. R. 2749 will grant the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate all farms and farm produce
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It would be ironic if government safety regulations on food growers and ranchers forces them out of business, leading to more imports from countries where food safety cannot be ensured or even monitored.
Would you like a dash of DDT with your salad senor?
Some chick was on tv recently, saying we don’t always eat all the fruits and vegetables and grains we are SUPPOSED to eat. She has no clue. My husband is diabetic and can only have 20 gr of carb per DAY, that limits what he can eat. He can have almost no fruits or fruit juices too high in carbs. He can have very limited vegetables and NO GRAINS. He is thin as a rail. He went to a specialist, a DOCTOR in Kansas City who designed a diet just for him. People who make generalizations have NO CLUE. And Obama thinks he should tell us what to eat, and I noticed he drinks BEER, eats burgers and fries, eats donuts, eats ice cream and SMOKES! We don’t do any of those unhealthy things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Like Chinese imported foods with melamine in them????
One of the major problems I see in California is no rain falls on the crops for much of the year and water shortages have led to drip irrigation. In the midwest plants are regularly washed by rainfall, but not so in California. I just wonder if that doesn’t allow a lot more contamination.
Melamine gives food that fresh “crunch” that all the family loves.
Nanny government. Why do I despise it? There’s probably not one government person in a thousand who has ever grown anything anywhere at any time except some hair on a mole on his, her, or its (if you know what I mean’s) nose. Their decisions are not made objectively, but rather on the basis of which politician has the greater clout at a particular moment. Glad I’m old. This country is either out of control or under the control of a bunch of perverted morons, not to put too fine a point on it!
Yo may be correct. It seems so obvious really...California’s produce is rarely washed before harvest.
Another gift from Waxman...
Their rules are for all people to be placed in large boxes so that they cannot travel or go anywhere. And the purchase of food from their Communist and Nazi brothers in the dictatorships to the south and west is their other goal.
Just ignore the law. There’s gonna be a lot of that going on the future.
And there’ll be firepower to back it up.
Oh, and Obamaloon idiots - don’t count on your military to help you.
Oops, I meant “our military - not their military” ‘cuz it most certainly won’t side with the loons that 1) removed absentee votes from overseas soldiers , 2) will destroy the military retirement and health benefits, and 3) doesn’t have two people in the whole administration that could pass the entrance criteria for a security clearance.
Assisted suicide pp.335 + Healthcare bill
Care by Committee.’
pp + 425 End of life resources
pp 429 + Selection of executioners
Get your CCW while you can.
Because people are too lazy or stupid to wash and cook their food before they eat it and want the Government to DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!
...giving the power mad ruling elite the excuse they need to take even more control over the people.
Precisely. Although at issue here is not that food production in our country has become too costly for natural reasons, but because government regulation has added to the overhead cost of being in food production. Up to a point that overhead can be offset by efficiencies in food production technology.
Small farmers were regulated out of the main food market decades ago. New regulations threaten to do the same to large corporate farms. Eventually, and I think this is the overall purpose of the Socialist agenda, the government will step in and say that government must solve this problem and they will take over “farming”.
We’ve seen how the Socialists regulated the banking industry into a credit crisis. The crisis was created by banking regulations put in place in the late 1990s by Clinton and a Democrat Congress, forcing banks to make loans their own formulas said were problematic. The banks, in an effort to offset the problematic loans on their books created new financial instruments using the sub-prime mortgages as collateral and sold these off for cash. The government, complicit in this, especially Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, purchased these financial instruments in order to inject liquidity into those banks that could not be guaranteed by the bad loans alone.
In the end the government created through its regulations a situation that they now blame on greedy bankers and Wall Street. And yes, there were lots of greedy bankers out there making the best of a bad situation. It isn’t as if they could stop without the Feds coming down on them and forcing them to continue, so they continued and did as our Public Masters insisted they do.
Bush went to Congress maybe four times to get them to change these regulations, and Congress denied his request. The press went after Bush because the changes he proposed would’ve reduced the sub-prime mortgage lending, thus depriving many minorities of a chance to own a home. They called him a racist among other dirty names. Bush knew this was coming and because it was a domestic issue, the Congress held the power to enact the change that was necessary, and the Republican Congress again failed to step up to the plate. And when the Democrats took over Congress, well they told Bush he was a lame duck and a racist and proceeded to wreck any and all of his policies that they could, including traveling abroad and interfering in foreign policy, which is not a Congressional power.
Today they’ve gone ahead with bank takeovers, manufactory take overs, and they’ve appointed a position in the Executive branch to review corporate executive pay, as if that would help solve any of the problems. They’ve sold our nation a bill of goods and an empty crate, and people still think the Dems and Obama walk on water.
It is pathetic.
Does anyone know if this applies to family farms or only to farms that sell to the general public.
(This will be the death of the farmer’s market... forget “locally grown” produce.)
Yup. Frankly I am surprised that home gardens are not included.
Excellent analysis !
What or whom will the Government Farms use for labor? Convicts? Forced labor for debtors? “Vocational Re-Training” for those who have lost their jobs due to Government corruption?
“Does anyone know if this applies to family farms or only to farms that sell to the general public.”
As an example, laws mandating the tagging of livestock was to be voluntary, and confined to Cows and Poultry....today they demand the tagging of everything.
The video at the bottom of the article creeps me out. I have seen it before but now I can imagine it really happening.
They'll probably do career-suitability exams in junior high. Test results will decide if someone goes to a college prep school or a vocational school for high school. Too much intelligence and ability for critical thinking will get you classified as a "Farm hand".
We don’t need no stinkin’ college graduates!
Why waste money?
We can import all the degrees we need from Pakistan, Mexico, Liberia, China etc.
(Ain’t we clever? Oracle, Intel & Microsoft are already doing this!)
Oh,,,,,and those poor suffering “Palestinians” would be happy to take the jobs Americans won’t do.....like software and nursing..........and Community Organizing.
I’m using yard space to grow my own vegetables. Career government employees can shove it.
I am certain that home gardening will become criminalized.
As an example, laws mandating the tagging of livestock was to be voluntary, and confined to Cows and Poultry....today they demand the tagging of everything.”
They can ‘demand’ all they want.
I will not microchip my horses with the NAIS plan.
This is what I just sent.
I am writing to ask you to vote against H.R. 2749.
I believe it will become a huge burden to farmers. I don’t believe that it is very well written and so many things will be left to some bureacrat’s opinion.
Farmers in your district are holding on by the skin of their teeth and one more road block in the way might mean the extinction of agriculture in your district.
The fact that there are no longer government reserves means that the United States is no longer food secure. A lot of people don’t seem to think that food security is important but I dare them to say that when they are starving. It won’t matter how good our military defenses are if the country can’t feed itself and is at the mercy of the world.
The whole process of the bill is flawed and incomplete and would encumber farmers with so many regulations that the majority of us will be forced to go out of business. All this for a specious bill written by people who have never set foot on a farm and wouldn’t know corn from wheat.
“zero’s” goal is to control the life of the sheep from cradle to grave.
Do I really need a sarcasm tag?
After a federal judge stopped irrigation in a large section of the San Joaquin Valley, thousands are out of work and the farmers will likely go broke. I have wondered if the plan is for the government to take over the land, establish government farms to "feed the hungry" and provide jobs to the unemployed. After all, the federal judge could reverse his/her decision and allow water from the Sacramento River to again be diverted for irrigation.
I don't blame you. Those chips are rumored to cause cancer in animals. I just spent a hour researching it, but there is a lot of conflicting info on the web.
I won't allow any of my animals to be chipped
We are all cattle now!
Did you know that Saint Louis based Somark Innovations successfully tested an “RFID tattoo” on cows and rats? Yes indeed, tattoo, not the ol’ RFID chip found in passports, dogs, and Dutch VIP clubbers. Somark’s system uses an array of needles to inject a passive RFID ink which can be read through the hair on your choice of beast. The ink can be either invisible or colored but Somark is keeping mum as to its exact contents. They only say that it doesn’t contain any metals and is 100% biocompatible and chemically inert. The tattoo can be applied in 5 to 10 seconds with no shaving involved and can be read from up to 4 feet away — the bigger the tattoo, the more information stored. Best of it all, it’s apparently safe for humans to ingest allowing the FDA to track back Mad Cow Disease, e-coli outbreaks, and Soylent Green.
Don’t worry, they can’t track you just as long as you chew your food like mama taught. However, with “military personnel” listed as Somark’s “secondary target market,” well, it’s just a matter of time before we’re all cattle now isn’t it.
“Would you like a dash of DDT with your salad senor?”
The ban on DDT was a criminal act!!!!
It never hurt anyone!
...the Food Safety Enhancement Act (H.R. 2749) which was scheduled for consideration this week under suspension of the standard rules governing congressional legislation. The Ranking Member of the House Agricultural Committee urged his colleagues not to rush The Food Safety Enhancement Act (H.R. 2749) through Congress. The move to suspend the rules was defeated by two votes... As proposed by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, H. R. 2749 will grant the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate all farms and farm produce...IOW, this is all about the global warming hoax.
I wouldn’t want DDT on my salad though.
It wouldn't have been banned if it hadn't been for the campain against it by that communist Eddie Albert of the Center for Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara who falsely claimed it was killing the pelicans.
So my son wants to know, since no birds, animals or children are allowed in or near a field due to their potential fecal matter contamination, will they still be fertilizing with manure?
I’ve been drawing up plans for my own small farm, and now I know what I’ll name it.
And when some federal “Major Pitcairn” and his redcoats come to inspect my farm and demand their license fee, then the second Shot Heard ‘Round The World will be fired. Only this time, the colonials will not retreat from the field.
If anybody can think of a better circumstance for starting the revolution, I’d be happy to hear it. Good God Almighty ... talk about going too far!!
And the power to order some farmer to destroy his crops and poison his pond appears exactly WHERE in the Constitution, again ...?
I'm sort of counting on our military to OVERTHROW him...
Hey! Give me a call! It was a blast the last time!
If this stupid bill passes and becomes law we will face incredible food shortages. This is serious stuff, folks. Where is the rebellion?
That's right! And the lady down the street has layin' hens...she could use a half-dozen tomatoes and will give ya a dozen eggs for them! And I have meat rabbits...I'll give you a meat rabbit for a half a bushel of potatoes. And I have a friend who bakes...I told her about your garden and she says she'll give you a loaf of whole wheat bread for a couple of butternut squashes. And so on and so on...
So yeah. The government can blow it right out their shorts.
230 dems for this and 50 repubs
see what yours did
Not surprised to see that Rep Dave Reichert (R-WA) voted in favor of this crap. He voted for Cap and Trade too, the bastard.
Iowa helped launch and create this nightmare. Let their farm economy eat cake.