This was sent to me from a good friend, I felt it needed to be shared
Food Safety Modernization Act / Senate Bill S 510
I'm sending some information on something I heard today that is scaring me, well, actually making me angry.
I heard today on my local station (KGVO 1290 am) that the Senate was going to deliberate on a bill that will fundamentally change our food resources as we know them. There was a similar bill in the House that has already been passed.
Tomorrow is supposed to be the first day of the lame duck session, but I heard this bill was being looked at today in the Senate. I can't find corroborating evidence that the Senate bill was actually presented today. However, since it has been passed in the House, I think we all need to write all our Congressmen ASAP and let them know how we feel.
Here is a little quip from a neighbor of mine who has looked into it just a little:
"Tried to do a little research on this S 510, but couldn't find anything at all on Snopes. It is called the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Apparently this bill was written by the CEO of Monsanto, who will be waiting for an appointment as Food Czar if and when it passes.
Of course, then Monsanto would have total control over all food produced in this country. It will even make it illegal for individuals to have seeds! It would go into effect in the event of some unnamed or under described "emergency."
This bill puts all our food resources in the hands of the Home Security department - which if you've been paying attention can't even safeguard our countries' borders against illegal aliens and those who wish to harm us, nor make appropriate decisions to do so.
So, all you backyard gardeners - whether you grow produce for fun or food, forget it. You will not be allowed to and if you try, you could be arrested and have your garden confiscated or at the least, ravished. Forget about the farmer's market because it will be against the law to give or sell any produce to a neighbor, etc.
Senator Tester (democrat, Montana) has co-authored an amendment that would allow small growers to be exempt - but don't be swayed by that - once the feds get their foot in the door, they can find their way around any amendment. And who decides what a small grower is? And does this bill protect us against the salmonella infected or harmful food we've gotten from China? Personally, I believe not.
Coupled with this is the artificial inflation that is being initiated by our Federal Reserves that will drive food prices through the roof - called QE2 - because if I understand this correctly, they've already done QE1 (quantitative easing) which is supposed to inflate the US dollar to make us more level with the other countries in the power of our dollar - in other words, bring our buying and selling power down, and bringing up the third world countries to be more equal to us in our purchasing power.
So, in a year, the average person won't be able to afford buying food and we will not be able to grow it.
OK, think I'm nuts - I know my aunt does - either that or she doesn't want to accept what's going on because this is almost too much for us Americans to tale in - that our government would purposely put us in harms way.
But just think what this administration has been able to accomplish in less than two years. Our unemployment is pretty steady at 10% (unless you want to take into consideration that it's really closer to 17% counting the people who have been on it so long they are no longer counted, and have given up, or the underemployed that are working part time and need a full time position, and etc.) And take into consideration that almost half of the private sector has now been consumed by the government . . . the banking system, the medical arena, some car companies, and now what . . . The Food Industry???
And remember that they feds haven't been able to be trusted with our Social Security and that I will never be able to retire although I was promised that at 65 I could retire. And that current retirees haven't received a COLA for two years (although the congressmen have certainly gotten their raises). And remember they have mismanaged also our Medicare and now are taking money out of that to pay for their obamacare which which will be used to pay for abortions and medical care for illegal aliens. And don't forget our bankrupt social security has also been used to pay for illegal aliens.
If you want to ever bring a country down to its knees, make the populace hungry! And this administration is trying to do that, physically, financially, and morally.
Personally, this food thing is the straw that is breaking my back. Please write to everyone you know and stand up to this affront to our life, liberty and our pursuit of happiness.
Once again, I ask you to contact your representatives in both the house and senate. Tell them absolutely no. The house bill was passed and now the senate bill may be on the table. If the senate passes their bill they'll send it down to the house, then over to the president. We all know he'll sign it because he wants more control over you and I.
One last suggestion - buy a few more groceries as long as you can afford to - and hide your seeds LOL