Skip to comments.Is Government Regulation of Gardens Next?
Posted on 05/12/2013 5:00:02 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
How many of you have flower or vegetable gardens at your home? I know many people are growing their own herbs to use for cooking as well as indoor and outdoor vegetable gardens. Others have flowers in pots, window boxes, hanging baskets, in flower beds and outdoor gardens.
My wife and I have a number of vegetables and fruit growing outside which include apples (2 varieties), beans (purple and wax), broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupes, carrots, cherries, cucumbers (bush), grapes (5 varieties), onions (red), peas (green and snap), potatoes (3 varieties), sage, radishes, tomatoes (6 varieties), and watermelons (3 varieties). We also have about 70 different daylilies, along with some crocuses, tulips, marigolds and zinnias. If you cant tell, my wife and I love to garden.
If America follows the ways of the Great Britain and the European Commission, my wife and I could be guilty of producing and cultivating illegal seeds.
Ive learned over the years to watch what is happening in Great Britain and the European Commission because the US tends to follow them by 5-20 years depending. A couple of decades ago, I saw hundreds of churches in Great Britain close their doors because attendance had dropped off so much. The number of British identifying themselves as Christians also dropped significantly.
Look at America today. Church after church is closing their doors because of dwindling numbers. Church buildings are being sold and turned into bars, restaurants, apartments, homes and even mosques. The number of Americans identifying themselves as Christians is dropping and they have lost control of the nation.
Following this trend, I saw where a new law is being proposed by the European Union to register and regulate all plant seeds and vegetables used by anyone from farmers to a single flower pot. The Plant Reproductive Material Law will require all seeds to be tested, approved and accepted by the newly formed EU Plant Variety Agency. You can read the current copy of the proposed bill here.
Anyone who grows plants from non-regulated seeds would be guilty of committing a criminal act. Ive collected seeds from the vegetables and flowers Ive grown and have cultivated them. Under the proposed EU bill, I would be guilty of a crime for doing so, if it were to eventually come here to the States. I also know a family who has a business of raising and selling different varieties of daylilies. They work to cross pollinate different ones to produce new varieties and colors of these beautiful flowers. That too would be a crime unless they had a government inspector come in and test their new seeds and plants and then register them.
If you thought the idea of registering guns was absurd, can you image a government that wants to register and regulate all plants and seeds? If you think it would never happen here, let me remind you that Obama has taken control of healthcare, student loans, and is trying to control firearms, education, banking, religion and even our speech. Michelle Obama and Michael Bloomberg have been trying to regulate our diets and eating habits. Doesnt it make sense that plant and seed control is next? Were losing so many of our freedoms, that it wouldnt surprise me to see us lose the freedom to plant a garden next. Remember, what happens across the Big Pond, generally makes its way here eventually!
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Where ever the UK goes America and the rest of West are certain to follow.
Already here. A man can’t grow wheat to feed his family and animals without impacting interstate commerce:
F Big Brother. Their goal is to slap a barcode on every damn item so they can track and steal it fom you or tax you to death over it.
Because, by not impacting interstate commerce, he impacted interstate commerce.
This when Joseph Heller was only up to about Catch 14.
This goes back to one of bill clinton’s eos for fema. Not new.
I'll grow what I like in my garden.
Don’t give Monsanto any more ideas!
And the FDA will send its SWAT teams to destroy an illegally grown produce!
Guns and a garden...an American tradition.
Also. if I recall correctly, you couldn’t have more than three days worth of supplies stored. I think congress put the kybosh on it.
For all I know, Monsanto stands to gain from this somehow, regarding not only registration, but REGULATION of the seeds.
Probably, followed almost immediately by mass disregard for government regulation.
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If we could compost all of the crapola that comes out of DC we could supply Americas gardens with all the fertilizer they can ever use.
Thank God for guns, huh, johnny!?!?!?
“They’ll need to kill me. They should bring a lunch, this could take a while.”
And, it was your influence that helped me start to garden, so they should kill you twice.
So we get no gubmint ‘carbon footprint reducing credits’ with all the enviro-friendly CO2 sucking greenies we produce? Or maybe we need to sprinkle in a few ‘medicinal marijuana’ plants to placate the leftist lord barons on the Potomac?
I think that's racist. Report to the camp and do a 'self - denunciation'.
They already regulate which flowers you can and can't grow, on your own property!
Been happening for at least a couple decades. Try using raw milk - guns a blazing...
At precisely the same time that we dispense with ANY control of people crossing into our borders, we crack down with SS alacrity on plants, animals.
It’s really weird —it’s a kind of zero-sum game, apparently.
I’m not saying the govt wouldn’t try it but in a country the size of the US it would likely be unenforceable.
Never underestimate the power of drones with high resolution cameras, vision systems, and GIS data (Geographic Information System).
Don't give them too much credit. They do a great job of 'making an example' of someone, but they don't handle widespread disobedience well. Or marijuana would be extinct in the US.
I believe tobacco seed is already very heavily regulated. Anyone from a tobacco state know?
Looks like the feds will soon have Mother Nature in irons and headed for a FEMA Reprogramming Facility.
If you plan to sell the tobacco you grow, there are regs. But you can buy seeds all you want. Pinetree sells some.
It is supposedly very easy to grow, but labor intensive.
It's not regulated at all.
You are only permitted to grow 1/10th of an acre per homeowner.
You know, the reason for the government doing this was obvious decades ago.
What isn’t so obvious is why people put up with such stupidity.
Can we just start killing these people pushing this sh*t?
Do you think anything less will stop them?
I don't find it labor intensive at all. I start them early inside, and plant them through landscaping fabric so I don't have to deal with weeds. I've got good healthy plants with leaves the size of a computer keyboard.
It would be too much for me as well, I was just pointing out that it is regulated, even for the home gardener.
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Some wimpy little building inspector is going to come to my door and order me — demand! — that I pull up everything in my garden?
Then he’s going to knock on all my neighbors’ doors and demand the same from all of them?
Little peckerhead better be drawing “hazardous duty” pay because he won’t make it past two houses before he’s head-first into the compost pile. If he’s lucky he might still be alive to pull himself back out again!
As you might suspect, this move is the "final solution" of Monsanto, DuPont and other seed-domination corporations who have long admitted their goal is the complete domination of all seeds and crops grown on the planet. By criminalizing the private growing of vegetables -- thereby turning gardeners into criminals -- EU bureaucrats can finally hand over full control of the food supply to powerful corporations like Monsanto.
Most heirloom seeds to be criminalized Nearly all varieties of heirloom vegetable seeds will be criminalized under this proposed EU law. This means the act of saving seeds from one generation to the next -- a cornerstone of sustainable living -- will become a criminal act.
In addition, as Gabel explains, this law "...effectively kills off development of home-garden seeds in the EU."
Dec. 5, 1932 one of Stalin’s goons ordered “the mere possession of food is evidence of a crime.” Also I think about this time he made it illegal to harvest vegetables from your own garden without permission from a bureaucrat. Can someone help with this last statement? I think it could get you sent to a Siberian Gulag.
Had an old uncle who grew his own in Missouri. Took the the same crop and cured it several ways. Rolled his own most of the time. Smoked a pipe when he could sit. Chewed when in church or other formal event. Lived to be 96.
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I should have made the distinction between commercial and private use. Thanks.
Where ever the UK goes
America and the rest of WestAmerican and Western liberals are certain to follow.
*Fixed* More descriptive and grounded in reality.
Oh they can, they just don't want to. It causes us to borrow money, which the lenders like just fine. We'll bail them out, while they get to call shots at Treasury auctions. What's not to like?
Or marijuana would be extinct in the US.
With printed dollars as the reserve currency of the dope business, why would they want the dope pipeline to dry up? Hell, don't you understand that Afghanistan and Kosovo/Albania are the two ends of the heroin pipeline into Europe? Do you want that to be euros or dollars? The whole point of the EMU was for Germany to print a global reserve alternative to the dollar. It's a license to print and lend money without consequence.