Skip to comments.The power of food: House quietly passes HR 2749, Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
Posted on 02/05/2010 6:04:52 AM PST by jmaroneps37
While millions of Americans are struggling to feed their families, President and Mrs. Obama have thrown 170 parties costing taxpayers an estimated $10 million dollars and have served such delicacies as Wagyu beef, at an obscene cost of $100 to $150 a pound, according to a special investigation done by GLOBE MAGAZINE. Was Henry Kissinger prescient when he said, If you control the food supply, you control the people?
Just consider several troubling governmental actions concerning our food and water resources. The US House of Representatives quietly passed HR 2749, that if confirmed by the Senate and signed into law by the President, would empower the FDA to control and regulate how our crops are grown and harvested.
Euphemistically called Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, this proposed new law would regulate and tax our small farmers and local food producers but apparently would not address needed regulation for the large agribusiness industry.
Why are authorities not investigating what would happen if lab terminator seeds pollinate with the replicating seeds our grandparents used to gather for spring planting?
A second initiative by UN organizations seeks to regulate what Americans eat and drink with the attempted passage of very draconian food code laws called Codex Alimentarius. According to Robert Singers research, this Codex program began in l962 in the UN Food and Agricultural and World Health Organizations. He said while Codexs stated mission is to protect consumer health, it may well present the greatest disaster ever for Americas food supply. He warns if not stopped, Codex is likely to be implemented in 2011. Fortunately courageous action by Dr. Rima E. Laibow M.D. and others at HealthFreedomUSA.org blocked implementation of Codex in the U.S. at the end of 2009. Our use of vitamins, herbals, minerals and supplements would be sharply limited
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It sure must suck being a taxpaying powerless little people
Those who voted YES:
Johnson, E. B.
Sánchez, Linda T.
Americans will trade guns for food.
This is very bad news, indeed. I would be curious as to who voted for this legislation. I think Backman would, despite her rhetoric about freedom.
I would love to see the list of lobbyists working on this bill....and to see if it leaves out the little guy, except to regulate his garden or small organic farm to death.
The classical liberal (not the progressives) had better stand up for themselves and the rest of us, or they are going to lose their freedoms to acquire food, their organic farms, too.
Yes, that Bachmann.
She had stated her support for this several months ago.
As much as I like her, this one is unforgivable, I’m afraid.
I would love to hear her rationale for being in favor of this.
Codex Alimentarius (World Food Code)
Summarized in 7 Points
Hopefully, it’s on the front cover and visible to EVERY American waiting in a grocery line!
What we need is a do-nothing Congress. In the good old days, they spent their days drinking and getting fat at Bullfeathers and the Monocle, leaving us blessedly free of their meddling and corruption.
Keep the country safe and pave a few roads. That’s all we ask.
The are America’s answer to Baby Doc and Michelle Duvalier.
The elites know they can’t control an armed population of 300 million Americans.
So, they’re working to reduce the armed component as well as the total numbers.
Look at the “solutions” they provide for “global warming” - most involved some sort of direct or indirect population control. Look how they’re clinging to these solutions even in the face of the destruction of the global warming theory.
I wasn’t quite sure what the article is complaining about.
It looks like it was complaining the food act didn’t do something about genetically altered foods.
Here is a link to my Congressional Score Card that lists this vote. I posted it several months ago.
There are links to a profile for each congressman.
It is listed by State & by Congressional District.
Updated Congressional Score Card> http://bit.ly/8w9ckV
This bill enables the most extreme weapon for citizen control. Food control. It is an absolute horror waiting to happen.
President Barack Obama has blown $10 million on drunken White House parties, Washington insiders tell GLOBE. This week's Special Report rips the lid off the Commander-in-chief's outrageous antics, including boozy conga lines and dinners featuring $150-a-pound Japanese beef! It's must reading for every American.
While Risk Assessment is a legitimate science (it is a branch of toxicology), it is the wrong science for assessing nutrients! In fact, in this context, it is actually junk science. Biochemistry, the science of life processes, is the correct science for assessing nutrients. Codex Alimentarius treats nutrients as toxins, which is literally insane.
My PhD is in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. However, I am as likely to tell people that I am a Toxicologist. The training is not radically different, nor are the disciplines mutually exclusive. Furthermore, it is completely appropriate to characterize the toxic profiles of presumably "safe" nutrients. There are many minerals necessary for health that are poisonous in high quantity: you cannot live without salt, but eating a pound of it will probably kill you.
I did not read past the second section.
Reads like hysterical gibberish. First, White House entertainment have WHAT to do with international food regulations?
Secondly, “UN organizations seeks to regulate what Americans eat and drink with the attempted passage of very draconian food code laws”, but how ? That doesn’t seem to be important enough to describe in any coherent detail. Is he saying fertilizer will be banned ? Do you believe that would be approved quietly by representatives of farm states?
Because after all, if there is one economic sector that is meek and silent, it’s Agribusiness.
If there is a reasonable point to make, maybe it would have been more useful to actually make it.
I’m only surprised he left out fluoridation.
Just a reminder, the government got into the food regulation business as far back as Teddy Roosevelt. Most people think it’s a good idea. Botulism and Mad Cow Disease find few defenders.
OpenCongress Summary H.R.2749 - Food Safety Enhancement Act
This bill would give the FDA greater regulatory powers over the national food supply and food providers with the goal of preventing food-borne illnesses and ensuring food safety.
More specifically, it would increase the frequency of FDA inspections of food processing plants, expand the FDA’s traceback capabilities for when outbreaks do occur, give the FDA mandatory recall authority, and require food facilities to have safety plans in place in order to mitigate hazards.
Concurrently, the bill would impose annual registration fees of $500 on all facilities holding, processing, or manufacturing food and require that such facilities also engaged in the transport or packing of food maintain pedigrees of the origin and previous distribution history of the food.
The bill is an enhancement to H.R.759, and to a lesser extent, H.R. 857, previously proposed food safety bills in the 111th Congress.
Best follow the link to the whole article. Coming from Bill Gross, it’s a shocker.
And BTW, keep your eye on the markets.
I find it fascinating that NEITHER Cantwell OR Murray of Washington voted “yes” on this.....both hard-core Dems.
Thats because this was a House bill and they are Senators..
the first ones to go down will be the small, organic, “buy local” farmers that the fringe left seems to worship. LOL!
That’s because Murray and Cantwell are in the Senate, not the house.
My Congresscritter, Nathan Deal, voted for it, too.
He’s a pretty reliable conservative. Gotta wonder what’s up. Maybe he’s friends with Monsanto?
You’ll see the same name in a list of yea votes under a post about the same Bill in August.
"Needed regulation for the large agribusiness industry?"
Is the author serious? A conservative publication in favor of more government regulation of industry? Good grief.
They both have to go!
Barney Frank and “suck” are synonomous. It is what he does in his romantic moments.
Those buying ammo & guns better be storing food as well.
If you have enough to last 6-12 months, you have buffer time to plan on what to do to counter any lockdown that the fascists have planned.
That’s what I get for posting without a cup of coffee in my hand.
I’ll go slap myself several times in penance.
This must be one of the FIRST bills repealed under a Conservative congress.
Don’t confuse this bill with the STOP H.R. 875
Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009. That’s the one that takes over the food chain. 4/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
Well don’t feel bad, maybe we can remove one of them from
office next Nov.
What this means is that local food prices will be going WAY UP. They are trying to destroy small farm businesses.
From now on, if you grow some tomatoes in your yard, you will not be able to sell them at a farmers market or road-side stand.
Shocks the L out of me....disappointed, very disappointed.
Hope DeMint doesn’t do any stupid stuff. Bachmann and DeMint are my favorites.
Quoting from another farmer thread:
“Thomas Jefferson said he didnt think we could have democracy unless at least 20% of the population was self-supporting on small farms so they were independent enough to be able to tell an oppressive government to stuff it. It is very difficult to control people who can create products without purchasing inputs from the system, who can market their products directly thus avoiding the involvement of mercenary middlemen, who can butcher animals and preserve foods without reliance on industrial conglomerates, and who cant be bullied because they can feed their own faces.” (unquote)
It’s about controlling the countryside which has obvious tactical advantages. It’s about rural cleansing so the Obama/Waxman/Dingle/etc. can get control to rule.
“Americans will trade guns for food.”
No. The first bastard that says I can’t grow a garden will be shot. And so on down the line.
If you go to the grocery store this week, check out the tabloid called THE GLOBE -- they stated that it was ten million dollars worth of "booze parties" at a very inebriated White House with drunken conga lines and other similar shennanigans.
[Thanks, hennie pennie.]
. . . . There are some interesting comments in this thread.
True enough. But know that a large majority of small organic farmers and ranchers are very conservative and most of them keep their views to themselves when selling to liberals. An exception is Joel Salatin who is willing to speak his conservative pro life views even to liberal audiences.
Right, never knock a do nothing Congress as they are not passing bad laws.
They will pass their laws while we are asleep and not paying attention.
Definitely been there! ;)
They probably feature guest appearances by the impersonator, Rush Limbo. Thanks hp. The Globe, eh? :’)