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“Control food and you control people.”
~ Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State

Leave it to Congress to make criminals out of organic farmers and anyone else having anything to do with the production, distribution, or sale
of food. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate enacted S-510, the “FDA
Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010.”

It’s the equivalent of a USA PATRIOT Act…for food. Yes, for food. And since a companion act in the House of Representatives has already
been enacted, the bill will become effective as soon as President
Obama signs it.

S. 510 empowers the FDA to regulate every aspect of food production and processing. Nothing is to be exempted…your grandchild’s lemonade stand
is probably a “food distribution facility.” So is your
backyard organic garden.


Organic farmers, though, are the most likely target of this bill. For instance, a growing number of consumers purchase raw, unpasteurized milk from
dairy farmers. It’s true that this poses a potential health
risk. The farmer must apply scrupulous hygienic standards, and also
insure cows don’t eat poisonous plants that could contaminate
the milk. Pasteurization eliminates most of this risk.

Because of the risks of raw milk, the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and many other organizations have recommended banning its
production. And under the authority of this bill, the FDA could
issue regulations to do exactly that.

Certainly, problems do exist in our food supply. The CDC estimates that food-born diseases cause 5,000 deaths in the United States annually.


However, the vast majority of these deaths come from “factory agriculture” – large-scale agribusiness operations. But, under this “Food
PATRIOT Act,” the FDA could force even the smallest family
owned farms to follow the same regulations as large-scale food operations.

Another part of this bill effectively outlaws any “unsafe medications.” Taken to its logical conclusion, this provision could extend to
dietary supplements and herbal products. Any dietary supplement
the FDA hasn’t certified as safe could be banned, or not made
available without a doctor’s prescription.

Such a ban is already in effect throughout the EU. Indeed, when I was living in Austria, and received a package of nutritional supplements in
the mail, I was hauled before a tribunal and forced to explain (in
German!) why I was importing “illegal drugs” into Austria.
It turns out that under Austrian law, importing any nutritional
supplement containing more than 100% of the recommended daily requirement
for any vitamin or mineral is generally illegal.

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act is billed as a way to safeguard our food supply. But what it actually does is protect the interests of agribusiness
against organic farmers, lemonade-toting toddlers, and Vitamin C-guzzling
seniors. I don’t have anything against agribusiness or any
other business. But, I do object when powerful corporate interests
lobby Congress to enact legislation that enriches those interests
at the expense of everyone else. And that’s exactly what the
act does.

Much depends upon how the FDA chooses to issue regulations to interpret this act. It’s possible that the FDA may choose to sensibly exempt
small food producers, organic farmers, and dietary supplements that
haven’t been proven harmful from its reach. But don’t
count on it.



December 3, 2010

Mark Nestmann is a journalist with more than 20 years of investigative experience and is a charter member of The Sovereign Society’s Council of Experts. He has authored over a dozen
books and many additional reports on wealth preservation, privacy
and offshore investing. Mark serves as president of his own international
consulting firm, The Nestmann Group, Ltd. The Nestmann Group provides
international wealth preservation services for high-net worth individuals.
Mark is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (member
of subcommittee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers, Committee
on Taxation) and member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
In 2005, he was awarded a Masters of Laws (LL.M) degree in international
tax law at the Vienna (Austria) University of Economics and Business
Administration.


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Thanks for sharing! Awareness is the best start, many today just don't have a clue.

I am continually amazed how natural things are banned, because anyone could grow them, while chemical laden products are touted as health food.

We the people need to be informed as well as take the steps to make our voices heard.

Blessings,
Tamar
Thanks Tamar!

I think the author was uneducated about raw milk. I went to his web site and told him so along with someone else that got there first.

Most people are asleep things will change when it gets uncomfortable and hopefully not too late.
That's why I was thrilled when I was told about this website. It's time to wake up, we the people are not to be we the sheeple...perhaps those of us who are awake, need to start shaking our neighbors ;)

Like the expression "let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me" we need to be educated, and that takes one of us at a time, learning and sharing.

I've been enjoying reading through threads, and hope to see more information and awareness, and what we can do, shared on this website.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Tamar
Sharing an email. Follow the links

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December 8, 2010
Dear Citizen for Health,
Citizens for Health reported yesterday that the latest effort to pass S. 510, The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act could involve pushing the bill's language through the House by adding it to another bill as an amendment.
Guess what? That's exactly what is happening! Email your Representative NOW and tell him/her to vote "NO" on the amendment and kill S. 510!
As reported last week, S. 510 contains a provision that would allow the FDA to impose fees on importers and on companies whose food is recalled because of contamination, but the U.S. Constitution mandates that all revenue-raising measures must originate in the House.
This could have meant the end for this dangerous legislation, but the bill's proponents are pulling out all the stops in order to realize their goal - to further trample the rights and freedoms of anyone opposed to the industrial food orthodoxy and to enshrine big Agribusiness as the primary source of what ends up on your kitchen table.
According to the House calendar, today, December 8, they will be considering the "CR/Food Safety House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3082 - Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011/FDA Food Safety Modernization Act". The bill's supporters are counting on this ploy because S. 510's language is attached to the bill that would authorize continued funding and functioning of the government.
We can't allow this "shell game" to succeed! Big Agribusiness is reeling from the impact thousands upon thousands of calls and emails from CFH supporters and other health freedom advocates have had on blocking passage of S. 510, and this latest trickery is an 11th-hour attempt to eliminate competition from small farms and local food producers. It's time for the knockout blow that will kill S. 510 once and for all!
Citizens for Health will continue to monitor the progress of S. 510 and alert you to any important developments as they happen. Meanwhile, waste no time - the House vote may be happening as you read this!
Do it now! Urge your Representative to oppose this amendment and ANY attempt to push through S. 510 as part of ANY bill.

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They are going to pass what they want to pass. We have a totally out of control and owned by the oligarchs government. The US today looks eerily like Nazi Germany did in the 30's.

The sheeple have still not woken up. There are idiots pronouncing that the Constitution is a living document. This is what happens when there is no rule of law.

We should have listened to Jefferson and revolted long ago at the tyranny of Lincoln, FDR and others. The longer we wait the more dire the consequences.
Agreed, yet I don't wish to be one of the sheeple that says "why was I silent?" :)



Joe Tittiger said:
They are going to pass what they want to pass. We have a totally out of control and owned by the oligarchs government. The US today looks eerily like Nazi Germany did in the 30's.

The sheeple have still not woken up. There are idiots pronouncing that the Constitution is a living document. This is what happens when there is no rule of law.

We should have listened to Jefferson and revolted long ago at the tyranny of Lincoln, FDR and others. The longer we wait the more dire the consequences.


Joe Tittiger said:
They are going to pass what they want to pass. We have a totally out of control and owned by the oligarchs government. The US today looks eerily like Nazi Germany did in the 30's.

The sheeple have still not woken up. There are idiots pronouncing that the Constitution is a living document. This is what happens when there is no rule of law.

We should have listened to Jefferson and revolted long ago at the tyranny of Lincoln, FDR and others. The longer we wait the more dire the consequences.
Joe, what tools will we need in order to do the type of "revolt" you are promoting?


pee freely said:
Joe, what tools will we need in order to do the type of "revolt" you are promoting?

Hi there,
I'm not Joe, but I'd say, keeping yourself informed is the biggest tool, then doing something instead of just letting anyone make decisions for you. Speak up, be heard, be active, those are good starting tools :)
have a great day and continue to do all you do, "freely" :) That's freedom!


BushcraftonFire said:


pee freely said:
Joe, what tools will we need in order to do the type of "revolt" you are promoting?

Hi there,
I'm not Joe, but I'd say, keeping yourself informed is the biggest tool, then doing something instead of just letting anyone make decisions for you. Speak up, be heard, be active, those are good starting tools :)
have a great day and continue to do all you do, "freely" :) That's freedom!

FYI this is very informing as to what s510 is:
FDA S 510 Food Safety bill is still alive and may unleash a new arm...

Tamar is right Peed. Education is the best way to go. The founders said that to keep this republic that it required a moral and informed electorate. Today we have neither. Let's at least try to educate those around us that are receptive.

That being said I think it very important to be armed and proficient with those arms. If push comes to shove the only thing that tyrants and evil people understand is force. The road of history is littered with the bodies of people that did not understand this. A great documentary about governments disarming their populations and then killing them in the 20th century is:

Innocents Betrayed – Gun Control History


I don't think people understand that the biggest murderer of people is their own government and it has been this way throughout most of history.
that's kinda what I figured you'd say, Joe.

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