U.S. Congress: H.R. 875, The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009...US Navy Man Asks for You to Listen Up and Take Action!

I received this information from a member of our on-line community and wanted to pass it on. I do not agree with or endorse all of the statements below. Although, I do agree with 99% and have immense respect for the Navy man who wrote it. You know I like to give corporations the benefit of the doubt. But listen, I am losing patience with Monsanto.


This is a long one (10 minutes) with a bit of what I have always thought of as extremism... I am starting to wonder. It is worth the 10 minutes.

Our friend who sent the following info has a cousin, a Navy physician in California, that turned to organics years ago. He sent her the following email.

Here is another new bill that our legislators are trying to ram through before the citizens can stop them. Please take a few moments to watch some of the videos [below] on this bill and then call or write your legislators. We must take our govt. into our own hands: Govt. for the people and by the people now and forever! Do your part. The U.S. house and senate are about to vote (in a week and a half!) on a law that will OUTLAW ORGANIC FARMING!!


Main backer is (of course) Monsanto chemical and engineering giant corporation. This bill will require organic farms to use specific fertilizers and POISONOUS insect sprays dictated by the newly formed agency to "make sure there is no danger to the public food supply". This will include back yard gardens that grow food only for family use. If this passes, no more heirloom clean seeds but only Monsanto genetically altered seeds that are now showing up with UNEXPECTED DISEASES in humans!


There is an enormous rush to get this into law within the next two weeks before the people realize what's happening. The insane bill is called "Food Safety and Modernization Act (Bill HR 875)".
Call Congressman Tom McClintock's office and tell them (politely) you'd like to vote NO on this bill. To make it easy for you, here's the numbers: Washington(202)225-2511 and California(916)786-5560.

If they don't ask, give them your name and city [and state] you are calling from. It's really easy and will only take a few minutes. If you care at all about our rights to eat foods WITHOUT CANCER CAUSING CHEMICALS in them call right now!!
And PASS THIS ON to your ENTIRE email list!!
Here's a couple videos on the subject:


The House and Senate WILL pass this if they are not MASSIVELY threatened with the loss of their position....Their only fear is your voice and your vote! CALL THEM!!! I have watched hours of YouTube videos pertaining to Monsanto. I am convinced, that amongst stiff competition, Monsanto is easily the most evil corporation on the planet.
Please help by taking action asap!!

This is serious. This is a typical corporate ploy to pull "a fast one" while everyone is looking the other way. (i.e. the economy). Okay folks, this is real and if you've never been political before, here's your chance to make your voice heard. I just did it and it will iterally take less than five minutes of your time!
Please click the title above for a link to WashingtonWatch.com and more information.


Thanks Robert Trafeli


Personally, I would like to hear from Monsanto.

I have made my call and I will be making more tomorrow. Please join us in this Call to Action! It is easy and I definitely urge you to do the same.


4 comments:

  1. Worth 10 minutes? Yes. Monsanto does, in fact, want to control the entire food chain. They want to force farmers to use their seed, and disallow them from saving seeds.

    They already own the patents to many seeds and genes. GMO = very scary business. They need to have the boot put down on them, or they will kill a lot of people. Gratefully, there are many seed banks that will prevent that from happening.

    I got seeds from here they were pretty good - all sprouted well
    http://www.heirloomseeds.com/

    you can also go here and see what they have.
    http://www.seedsavers.org/

    There are many others.

    There really are people out there who would like to do away with the bothersome poor of the world - they used to call this eugenics. They do not wish to do so through sustainable development.

    Sustainable development would likely have the side effect of reducing populations in the poor world, because as people become more affluent they have fewer children. So, yes, sustainable development would probably reduce the overall population, but that would not be a bad thing or for a bad reason.

    The Food Safety Modernization Act 2009 is not a bad bill. I've read the bill,and it's not oppressive to my mind. It's designed to try to help prevent salmonella and other food borne illnesses from reaching your table.

    As is, the FDA can only step in after the event has happened, this bill gives them a role in helping prevent bad things from happening, accidents or intentional attacks. It should also provide safety guidelines to food processing establishments.

    I suspect there is an astroturf-style (fake grassroots) PR campaign going on from Monsanto, ConAgra and friends to stop it from passing. Astroturfing happens, I know, it's a large part of how I keep a roof over my head.

    The language in this bill is really not so loose as to prevent heritage seeds, and so on. As written it could actually reduce the number of chemicals used in growing food on factory farms.

    FWIW, we live in a democracy, if it does wind up being too oppressive for smaller farmers, laws can always be changed. So I wouldn't lose sleep over it. It has no impact on backyard gardens.

    The text of the bill is here:
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-875

    There's an article from The Daily Green on the bill here:
    http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/healthy-food/organic-farming-440320604

    Sorry for writing a novel in your comments. I actually do worry about people starving, because of big agribusiness taking over the world. ;)

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  2. Thanks for the info. Not a novel...just good stuff. I wonder why there are so many people saying that this bill is being backed by Monsanto and will indeed make it hard to farm organically?

    I find it hard to believe in Eugenics, maybe I am not informed. I need to find time to really dig into this Bill.

    Thanks Sylvie for stopping by.

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  3. Please do not call Congressman McClintock's office unless you are a consituent of the 4th Congressional District of California. Congressman McClintock is not a sponsor nor a co-sponsor and has no oversight over this bill. In order for your voices to be heard most effectively, I would urge you to contact your representative. To find his/her contact information please visit www.house.gov. If you do feel inclined to voice your opinion further, the main sponsor of the bill is Congresswoman Rosa DeLaura (CT-03). Her office number is 202-225-3661.

    I would also ask you to forward this corrected information to anyone who may have received prior information regarding this bill, encouraging them to contact Rep. McClintock's office.

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