[permaculture] More on Senate bill S510
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Mon Aug 9 22:11:40 EDT 2010
On 8/9/2010 4:59 PM, Rene Myers wrote:
> As I am quite new to the Permiculture community, recently receiving my
> PDC, I have been a US Citizen for 36 years. I'd like to acknowledge the
> lack of citizens rising up to state their desire and need for clean,
> organic, sustainable food. Many communities are growing local and
> supporting their local farmers, but these are few and far between. We
> are not connecting the dots.
> As a means for communication, how are we as a united community able to
> disseminate information, particularly the proposed Senate Bill S510, to
> non-permies regarding the possibility of growing their own food to be
> illegal and that the structure for those crimes have not, nor will be
> determined once the bill has passed. Obviously this is only a small
> taste of what Bill S510 is offering, yet this is a fundamental ethical
> issue of human rights that is being prognosticated against the Citizens
> of the United States. "Land of the Free" is no longer on the minds of
> the people, but "how can I get more, make more to pay off my debt??
> " What avenues do we, as a global PC community have to arm against this
> proposed agricultural control by corporations with governmental and
> world authority in their "back-pockets". I ask these questions in hopes
> that it will generate a discussion and think-tank on methods for
> communicating to the non-knowers what is happening with our basic rights
> to nutrition and our lives.
> In appreciation,
Well written support for local small farmers in the USA, Wren and
thanks! Just for starters here's a reply I just received from my post
about SB510 in one of the Permies.Com forums - I have yet to reply to
this but you might want to join Permies.Com, access the forum in
question and initiate more discussion on the topic of what are small
farmers to do about a bad version of SB510 that might get passed but I
doubt it - they have no way to enforce an oppressive version).
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: New Personal Message: S.510
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 20:34:09 +0000
From: Permaculture Forums <forums at richsoil.com>
To: venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
You have just been sent a personal message by Bert Harvey on
The message they sent you was:
I saw that you posted a correspondence with your senators regarding this
bill, I was wondering if you had learned anything new about it. I just
recently stumbled across this and the initial reading seems
rather...nuts. I didn't see any amendments by Burr as of 8/9/10, but
I'm not completely familiar with navigating govtrack.org
Any additional information you might have would be greatly appreciated.
The only real sources I'm finding online by opponents of this bill seem
to use a lot of hyperbole and assumptions, but pretty thin on facts.
From the reading though, i do believe that this bill is a huge concern
to anyone who works towards food security (especially from dangerous
market elements). But to fight something like this, we need more actual
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