I haven't been posting much but I think it's important. I friend sent it to me in an e-mail and I decide to post it.
Nationalized food? Say goodbye to the small town American farmer. No more tomato stands on the side of the road. Forget the fresh chickens from the coup. All your food will have to come from the grocery store. All your food will have to be checked through the government. Don't dare to grow corn in your own back yard or they just might come after you. This legislation is so broad based that someone with a backyard garden could have their property siezed. On the table before Congress is HR 875 which was introduced by Democrat Rosa DeLauro from Connecticut whose hubby Stanley Greenburg WORKS FOR MONSANTO. Does something smell fishy? Oh, watch out you salmon farmers. Remember Monsanto is the world's biggest producer of herbicides and genetically engineered seeds and wouldn't they love to throw the small farmers out of business. H.R. 875 is called the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 and if you want to talk about Socialism, here it is. This horrific bill would establish a "Food Safety Administration" within the Department of Health and Human Services. The mandate of this new department would be "to protect the public health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes." Section 3 of HR 875 defines what type of establishments would be subject to the regulations in this legislation. It that section, a "food production facility" is defined this way: The term 'food production facility' means any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation. Stalin nationalize farming methods that enabled his administration to gain control over the food supply? Stalin used the food to control the people? HR 875 gives the government the power to regulate what is "safe" farming. and therefore farmers are not using enough herbicide on their plants to be "safe" or they aren't following the same "quality control" procedures as the big guys they could be instantly put out of business. So if you want to go to the local farm stand and buy some fresh strawberries just picked by farmer Jed who uses no pesticides, you won't be able to. And what about meat? You won't be able to go to a local farm and pick your cow. You won't be able to buy fresh farmed milk. And the only fresh egg you will see is in a carton. What will America be without the roadside farm stand? What will happen to our families if the freshest blueberries they get to eat are from Chili? How will our children know the fresh taste of watermelon if the only one they taste has been shipped from Mexico? We cannot allow this bill to pass. Please forward this to every person on your email list Call your representative and demand that HR 875 NOT PASS http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt full text of the bill http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-875 We need to be free to feed our own people! Darla Shine www.housewifearmy.com Call Nancy Pelosi and say NO to HR 875 (202) 225-0100
8 years ago