Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fake "Food Safety" Bill S.510 Remains a Threat when Senate Returns

They say "no person's life, property or liberty are safe when Congress is in session..." and to that we must add, nor is our right to grow and use our own food, as families and communities.

For more than a year, the plan to capture - and kill - clean, local, organic, independent and safe farming has been wending its way through Congress, supported by the party in control of the White House and Congress, as well as the too-big-to-fail AgraBiz industry.

Last year, the devastating HR 1279 passed the House, although working with patriots like Ron Paul, We the People put up a good battle, delaying it for quite a while. However, at the end of the day, a good battle followed by a loss is still a loss.

Then the field of battle shifted to the US Senate's version, S.510, where we've held the forces of Big Agra and Big Govt at bay for nearly a year...

During one memorable weekend in November 2009 over 150,000 emails to Senators tied the bill up in the HELP committee with its chairman, Senator Tom Harkin remarking about the "thousands" of emails. He promised that the (sic) food safety bill would not impose Codex Alimentarius restrictions in the USA.

We didn't believe him and when, in February, Senator McCain introduced the "companion" so-called "dietary supplement safety" bill, S.3002, we mobilized the Health Freedom "Mouse Warriors" and in one month and one day, and several hundred thousand emails, later the Senator was forced to withdraw support for his own bill, opining (and whining) that its major points could be covered by (hiss, hiss...) S.510!

Then in mid-July, the congressional majority leadership issued its "short list" of bills it wanted to push to passage before the August recess. The good news was: S.510 was not on the list!

The bad news is that the bill's handlers could "sneak it through" the Senate as a "unanimous consent" non-controversial matter when the Senate returns in September!

That is, unless opposing Senators put a "hold" on the bill, which means it cannot be treated as non-controversial. On the way to recess, the Senate HELP committee reported the bill out, without the amendment from Senator Tester that would have offered a bit of protection to family farms and ranches, home and community gardens, farmers markets...

Please send the Action Item below to your Senators, demanding that the "hold" the bill! How does a Senator do that? The Senator has one of his or her staff members call the staff of the Senate Cloak Room (yes, there still is a Senate Cloak Room, but now it has a staff! Ah, bureaucracy! The staff is responsible for non-controversial, unanimous consent bills. That's where this bad bill stops!

Natural Solutions Foundation, www.HealthFreedomUSA.org, suggests that you write your Senators to tell them about the overwhelming sentiment of their constituents who, like you, are adamantly opposed to the passage of S510 or any other legislation which industrializes the US food chain, damages independent and organic farmers, community gardens and markets, and make food less safe, much less safe...

URGENT Action Item: Stop S.510! http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4613

My co-trustee at Natural Solutions Foundation, Dr. Rima E. Laibow MD made this YouTube video where she discusses the issue:


Dr. Laibow: Stop S.510 Now!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHUeyD_KCrI&feature=player_embedded

For full Estimate of Situation, see: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=6269

You can follow this issue at www.Twitter.com/HealthFreedomUS with these hash tags: #HealthFreedom #FoodFreedom #DrRima #NoForcedVax

1 comment:

James J. Gormley said...

More power to you....here's a link to the Citizens for Health article, as additional info for your mouse warriors!
http://www.citizens.org/?p=2330
Best,
James (Gormley)