FEDS TO BAN BACKYARD GARDENS? $1 Million Fines: Lose Your Property for Growing Food
$1 Million Fines: Lose Your Property for Growing
Small farms and backyard gardeners could be placed under direct supervision of the federal government under new legislation making its way through Congress.
The Feds are working on a plan that could ban organic farms and backyard gardens!
The sponsors of House Resolution 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, are lurking in the shadows of Congress to quietly pass a diabolical scheme that levies up to $1 Million in fines to those food ‘rebels’ who dare to use organic fertilizer and now bow to big brother’s nasty chemicals and pesticides from the likes of Monsanto, etc. (See article below.)
Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) introduced the bill in February of 2009. Take one guess who her husband Stanley works for: Monsanto – the world's leading producer of herbicides and genetically engineered seed! DeLauro's act effectively eliminates the competition for her husband—you know, those proponents of using that filthy organic fertilizer: COW MANURE! Ban the dung and embrace the chemicals and make the world a better place, while puffing the profits of Monsanto, et al.
With 39 co-sponsors, the bill was referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Feb. 4 to fine tune the plan to have the FDA regulate food production at all levels—including mandates for seizing property! And up to $1 million fines PER OFFENSE! But wait, there’s more: There’s criminal prosecution for producers, manufacturers and distributors who fail to comply with regulations. (continue reading at Special Guests)
WORLDNETDAILY.COM/ March 17, 2009
Lose your property for growing food?
Big Brother legislation could mean prosecution, fines up to $1 million
By Chelsea Schilling
Some small farms and organic food growers could be placed under direct supervision of the federal government under new legislation making its way through Congress.
House Resolution 875, or the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., in February. DeLauro's husband, Stanley Greenburg, works for Monsanto – the world's leading producer of herbicides and genetically engineered seed.
DeLauro's act has 39 co-sponsors and was referred to the House Agriculture Committee on Feb. 4. It calls for the creation of a Food Safety Administration to allow the government to regulate food production at all levels – and even mandates property seizure, fines of up to $1 million per offense and criminal prosecution for producers, manufacturers and distributors who fail to comply with regulations.
Michael Olson, host of the Food Chain radio show and author of "Metro Farm," told WND the government should focus on regulating food production in countries such as China and Mexico rather than burdening small and organic farmers in the U.S. with overreaching regulations.
"We need somebody to watch over us when we're eating food that comes from thousands and thousands of miles away. We need some help there," he said. "But when food comes from our neighbors or from farmers who we know, we don't need all of those rules. If your neighbor sells you something that is bad and you get sick, you are going to get your hands on that farmer, and that will be the end of it. It regulates itself." (continue)