Tuesday, December 21, 2010

NY Times: House Passes Food Safety Bill (S 510), Raising Powers of F.D.A.



The new FDA Food "Safety" Bill just passed giving more power to the already CORRUPT FDA, and the government says it all has to do with "Food Safety." LIES!!!...and you know Obama is going to sign it because he has already expressed support for it. PRAY HE DOESN'T!!!  Here is the danger of this bill according to the NY Times, which, of course, DOES NOT elaborate on this.  The Times writes:

"Over time, the law requires the F.D.A. to increase inspection of food processing plants in this country and also plants in other countries where food is prepared for export to the United States.

It also gives the agency the ability to set nationwide standards for growing and harvesting produce, aimed at reducing the chances of contamination in the fields."

Of course, the government/corporate controlled media will not tell you that this is one of the WORST pieces of legislation EVERY proposed by the government because it gives just about TOTAL control to the FDA over food production in the US, under the guidelines of the World Trade Organization (a direct threat to US national sovereignty!!!), with operatives from the infamous, evil MONSANTO running this!

Lewrockwell.com, back in October this year, wrote on this bill, S 510, concerning its dangers:

"As you read this, there is a bill before the U.S. Senate that has the potential to change the U.S. food industry more than any other law ever passed by the U.S. Congress. In the name of "food safety", the U.S. government would be given an iron grip over the production, transportation and sale of all food in the United States. Hordes of small food producers and organic farmers could potentially be put out of business. If this bill becomes law, the freedom to grow what you want, eat what you want and to share food from your gardens with your neighbors could be greatly curtailed. It would give the FDA unprecedented discretion to regulate U.S. food production. A version of this bill was already passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last summer, and now S. 510, also known as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, is in front of the U.S. Senate and it is expected to pass easily."

Because of how vaguely it is written and because of how much discretion it gives to the FDA, it is potentially a very, very dangerous law.

So who is actually in favor of it?

Well, big food corporations and big agriculture are actually very much in favor of this bill.

Why?

Is it because they are so concerned about food safety?

No.

In fact, virtually every major case of food contamination in recent U.S. history has come from large-scale industrial agriculture or large-scale industrial food production.

The real reason why they are backing S. 510 is because it will devastate their primary competition – small food producers and organic farmers." 



I POSTED THIS ARTICLE ON S 510 MONTHS AGO WARNING OF THE DANGERS POSSED FROM IT:



THIS BILL MUST BE OVERTURNED NOW!!! CITIZENS OF AMERICA RISE UP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!! YOUR OWN HEALTH AND FUTURE DEPEND ON IT.






S 510, Food Safety bill

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