[permaculture] US Senate debate on S.510 Food Safety bill could extend into the weekend

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 19 13:00:56 EST 2010

US Senate debate on S.510 Food Safety bill could extend into the weekend
Thursday, November 18, 2010
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(NaturalNews) At 10:30 today, the U.S. Senate picks up its debate on the issue of S.510, the "Food Safety and 
Modernization Act" which is really a wolf in sheep's clothing. It would grant the FDA new, tyrannical powers that could 
be used to criminalize backyard gardening, outlaw saving seeds, imprison people who sell raw milk and oppress food 
freedom throughout the country.

The US Senate will recess today from 12:30 - 3:00pm, after which debate on the bill will resume. During that 
two-and-a-half hour recess, Senators will no doubt be checking in with their offices to hear what their constituents 
think about this bill. This is your opportunity to be heard by calling your U.S. Senator this morning, before 12:30 
Eastern time (or as soon as you can manage it, as every call helps), and voicing your strong opposition to S.510, the 
Food Safety and Modernization Act.

Call the Capitol Switchboard and ask to be directly connected to your Senator's office: 202-224-3121.

You can find other contact information for your US Senator at http://senate.gov/general/contact_i...

Debate could extend into the weekend
According to comments made on the Senate floor this morning, a weekend session is possible if a vote is not reached on 
S.510 today.

This is good news for all of us who oppose S.510 because it would give us more time to rally opposition. If the bill 
cannot be effectively opposed, it might give us time to push for the "Tester Amendment" which would exempt small farms 
(and presumably backyard gardens, too) from the onerous provisions of S.510.

Senator Harry Reid, who I personally consider to be one of the most corrupt and repugnant human beings to have ever set 
foot on the US Senate floor, is of course pushing hard for passage of this bill. He uses claims like "No one should have 
to worry if their salad or sandwich is going to kill them" but conveniently forgets that if the bill passes, people will 
have to worry about their own government imprisoning them for selling raw milk, seed sprouts, or garden vegetables to 
their local neighbors and friends.

Extending the reach of cold tyranny is always disguised as saving lives. But make no mistake: This isn't a bill about 
saving lives, it's about expanding the power of Big Brother to control your gardens, your seeds, your milk, your food 
and your freedom.

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