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Food Fight: Will the Federal Government Control Our Food?
Big Government ^ | December 30, 2010 | Dr. Susan Berry

Posted on 12/30/2010 8:29:09 AM PST by opentalk

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the “lame duck” Congress, another law was passed that didn’t quite get the same media coverage as the Bush tax extension “package,” the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the new START treaty. The Food Safety Modernization Act was not steeped in the same level of popular controversy as these other pieces of legislation. Nevertheless, its passage may affect our daily lives even more than these, and in a rather stealth manner.

Yes, the week before Christmas, the 111th Congress of the United States gave Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), quite extensive authority over food production in our country. That’s food- from the seeds that grow the plants and the animals that provide the meat and milk, to the Lean Cuisine you had for dinner.

...How will the type of food we grow and produce be controlled?

This is probably the most important issue affecting us with this new legislation because the new law is vague in its language of what constitutes a “farm” (Is a garden a “farm?”), and how the Secretary of HHS can regulate the types of seeds that are planted and fertilizers used.

....The bill was supported by huge food companies like Campbell’s Soup and Cargill, and industrial seed companies like Monsanto, which spent millions of dollars lobbying for its passage. Large industrial seed companies are big producers of genetically modified seeds and, in recent years, have become increasingly threatened by the presence of small organic farms, farmers’ markets, and the local food movement which celebrates the benefits of heirloom and genetically true vegetables and fruits, as well as organic farming methods and fertilizers. For the latter, the direct farmer to consumer relationship is what matters, and the government will be in the way.

(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agriculture; codex; famine; food; foodsafety; gardening; gardens; genocide; globalists; gmo; heirloomseeds; hunger; kathleensebelius; monsanto; organic; organicfood; organics; populationcontrol; prepping; puppetmasters; seed; seeds; starvation; survival; waronorganic

1 posted on 12/30/2010 8:29:11 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Death Panels for the Fuhrer to control your very life and death; why not your food?


2 posted on 12/30/2010 8:30:34 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: opentalk

As long as our country becomes more Codex Alimentarius-compliant, I would have to say ‘yes.’
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5266884912495233634#


3 posted on 12/30/2010 8:37:33 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Seems all these big bills pushed through are written to shift power to Czars instead of congress, They determine the details.

more details in this article.

Food safety bill invokes Codex harmonization and grants FDA authority to police food safety of foreign nations

4 posted on 12/30/2010 8:56:14 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Constitution. Dead. RIP.

America -- a great idea, didn't last.

5 posted on 12/30/2010 8:56:46 AM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last. The only reasonable response to jihad is Crusade.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
another interesting article. from the Independent, (I think link not allowed)

Europe to ban hundreds of herbal remedies

--traditional herbal medicinal products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner

6 posted on 12/30/2010 9:11:30 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Soylent Green.

The food industry was too big to fail, sooooo (enter the Marxists fix it men)...

Hey they took over the Auto industry and Medical industry, what makes ANYONE think that wouldn’t also do this with the food industry?


7 posted on 12/30/2010 9:15:19 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: opentalk

“Europe to ban hundreds of herbal remedies”

If Juan McShame has his way the same will happen here. Better stock up on the following:
Oil of Oregano
Colloidal Silver
D3
MMS


8 posted on 12/30/2010 9:16:42 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: opentalk

Bttt.


9 posted on 12/30/2010 9:21:22 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: opentalk

To closing down the bread basket in the San Joaquin valley
of Ca to Subsidies for corn ethanol. The attacks on the food supply of the American people is out of control and must be halted.

Anyone that has shopped for groceries knows that the prices are thru the roof. Yet this government caused inflation is NOT counted in the CPA. Hidden from the news, ( or ignored).
Food, Energy, Health Care. The American people are the frog in the pot of water, oblivious to their fate.


10 posted on 12/30/2010 9:30:11 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: opentalk

In a pinch, and in a year or two, I could grow about half of what I need. The hard part is the meat. I don’t want critters if I can avoid it.


11 posted on 12/30/2010 9:42:46 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Punish Success, Reward Failure. Destroying America is the point.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
On one occasion, so it was narrated, Stalin called for a live chicken and proceeded to use it to make an unforgettable point before some of his henchmen. Forcefully clutching the chicken in one hand, with the other he began to systematically pluck out its feathers. As the chicken struggled in vain to escape, he continued with the painful denuding until the bird was completely stripped. “Now you watch,” Stalin said as he placed the chicken on the floor and walked away with some bread crumbs in his hand. Incredibly, the fear-crazed chicken hobbled toward him and clung to the legs of his trousers. Stalin threw a handful of grain to the bird, and it began to follow him around the room, he turned to his dumbfounded colleagues and said quietly, “This is the way to rule the people. Did you see how that chicken followed me for food, even though I had caused it such torture? People are like that chicken. If you inflict inordinate pain on them they will follow you for food the rest of their lives.”

12 posted on 12/30/2010 9:45:13 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: opentalk
The government is unable to monitor the gardens of citizens. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of gardens and small produce growers in my parish alone.
13 posted on 12/30/2010 9:50:33 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: MrB
this bill and Obamacare both give Kathleen Sebelius a lot of power. She is an advocate for late term abortions.

Not exactly who should be making these decisions. (IMO)

14 posted on 12/30/2010 9:52:15 AM PST by opentalk
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To: ExTexasRedhead
With this, the only thing the "government" does not have control over is energy. I suppose there are still too many billionaires in that industry who haven't been intimidated enough or bought off yet.

Dems had better hope that right wing extremists do not take over the government any time soon if they give Washington DC complete control of every aspect of our lives and rip up the Constitution.

Only morons would give government bureaucrats such power over their lives not knowing who will have the power at any given time.....either that or they will have to tank the entire system before they lose both the hill and the WH.

15 posted on 12/30/2010 9:53:14 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: opentalk

Don’t count on the GOP to have a spine on this. Half of them think its a good idea, including presidential “frontrunner” Nanny Huckabee.


16 posted on 12/30/2010 9:59:39 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: MrB

We seem to be flirting with this now.


17 posted on 12/30/2010 10:06:14 AM PST by miele man
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To: MrB

Everyone agree that this example should be sent to each of the newly elected House members to be delivered on January 5th?


18 posted on 12/30/2010 10:22:19 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: opentalk

Every measure of discretion over our lives that is acquired by the government becomes a source of empowerment with which any official or bureaucrat can punish his enemies; real, perceived, political or personal, or reward his friends, supporters, collaborators or co-conspirators. It’s an absolute and universal truth, as real as the maxim that power corrupts, and as obvious and unalterable as the turning of the earth.


19 posted on 12/30/2010 10:22:52 AM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Spok
"Every measure of discretion over our lives that is acquired by the government becomes a source of empowerment with which any official or bureaucrat can punish his enemies; real, perceived, political or personal, or reward his friends, supporters, collaborators or co-conspirators. It’s an absolute and universal truth, as real as the maxim that power corrupts, and as obvious and unalterable as the turning of the earth."



Very well said. Has that been written before or is it yours?

20 posted on 12/30/2010 10:41:10 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Earthdweller

Thank you. It’s mine-feel free.


21 posted on 12/30/2010 10:58:48 AM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Spok
I am at once impressed and relieved that you can explain what is happening so clearly.

Rip freedom in the USA 2010 if the new "laws" stand...

22 posted on 12/30/2010 11:08:08 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Some of them might take it as a suggestion instead of a warning.

The left uses “1984” in the same way...


23 posted on 12/30/2010 11:31:40 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Thanks for the tip. My mailman turned me on to Oil of Oregano. I used to get terrible chest colds every other year like clockwork. I started dosing with Oil of Oregano at the first sign of trouble and have not had one in 9 years or so. I can see why they want it banned. I used to purchase a ton of cold remedies and now nothing.


24 posted on 12/30/2010 11:31:49 AM PST by atomic_dog
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
The government is unable to monitor the gardens of citizens. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of gardens and small produce growers in my parish alone.

Here's how Stalin did it in the Ukraine:

Holodomor: The Secret Holocaust in Ukraine

Famine and Genocide in Ukraine 1931 - 1933
25 posted on 12/30/2010 12:15:08 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: atomic_dog

We take 4,000 units of D3 everyday for the last 12 months and we have not had a sniffle. We have stopped getting the flu vaccines. At the first sign of sickness we take the oil of oregano and by the next day we are back to normal. We have the Colloidal Silver for bacterial infections and we also use the food grade Hydrogen Peroxide. The MMS (Miracle Mineral Supplement) is like a system cleanse which we do a couple of times per year.


26 posted on 12/30/2010 1:13:07 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Good information.


27 posted on 12/30/2010 1:38:43 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk
When gardens are outlawed...



...only outlaws will have gardens.
28 posted on 12/30/2010 2:28:07 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: opentalk

I’m waiting for them to ultimately control the vegetable seek market. Those found with “illicit” seeds with the intent to grow their own food will be arrested and tried.


29 posted on 12/30/2010 3:53:12 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Try legumes, like several varieties of beans, for protein. Not a complete substitute for meat, but will tide you over until the ravaging gangs of nihilists finally expire.


30 posted on 12/30/2010 3:55:31 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: fwdude

I’m waiting for them to come and confiscate the food that is stored in people’s homes.


31 posted on 12/30/2010 7:24:18 PM PST by madison10
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To: RipSawyer

ping


32 posted on 12/30/2010 7:48:17 PM PST by RipSawyer
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To: opentalk

I read in the Baker Creek seed catalog that Monsanto lost 40% of their income to heirloom seeds companies.


33 posted on 12/31/2010 11:12:04 AM PST by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: painter
interesting, I can see why, especially when GMO's are being pushed on the public and Monsanto's collusion with government

article about Monsanto aggressiveness toward organic farms

Monsanto to fight potential lawsuit by organic farmer whose land ruined by GMOs

Wikileaks cable reveals U.S. conspired to retaliate against European nations if they resisted GMOs

34 posted on 12/31/2010 11:33:03 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk; M. Espinola; Quix; stephenjohnbanker; FromLori
Even Black Americans are upset and pissed about Obama Please watch this video which is set to go viral unless 0's computer geeks step in and block it:

Music Video: "Sheeple of America" by Payze Duez - - [Video Gets Rappers4Truth Nomination 01]

35 posted on 01/21/2011 9:54:55 PM PST by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: ex-Texan

GREAT. THX THX.


36 posted on 01/21/2011 10:41:37 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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