[permaculture] (fwd SURGE) Stop HR 875/S 425 - The Federal Take-Over of Food

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at intrex.net
Mon Mar 16 17:04:56 EDT 2009

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The burdensome requirements HR 875 and S 425 imposes on small farms and
the intrusive federal control it creates over small farm operations
threaten the future viability of sustainable agriculture and the local
food movement. The stated goals of these bills is allegedly food safety,
but it is really a move by agribusiness (Monsanto, Cargill, ADM, etc.)
to suppress and control small scale local agriculture which they
perceive as a growing threat.

The legislation will require registration and registrants will be
subject to inspections by federal agents of their property and all
records related to food production. This would be done by the creation
of the "Food Safety Administration." Violators will be subject to both
civil and criminal prosecution.

Anyone who values freedom of food choice and the rights and independence
of small farmers should contact their elected representatives. For more
information visit the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
<http://www.ftcldf.org/news/news-02mar2009.htm> and w
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epXNJNjYBvw>atch this video

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