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Proposed Federal Rules Could Competitively Injure Small, Local and Organic Fresh Market Produce Growers

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This can’t be right!  This is right out of HR 2749 the fake food safety bill…….and organic growers were supposedly NOT going to be affected. Oh! But wait!  This is the Codex Alimentarius Committees’ rules on food (also written into 2749) doing the advance work for the new food police.  Isn’t the Codex committee on plants and veggies meeting this very next week, right in our nations capital to finalize codifying Codex into US laws?  I swear those guys at the USDA……what a sense of humor.  They deserve an award!  I’ve got it!  Jackass Alert#3getimage!!  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

From the Madison County (central NY) Cornell Cooperative Extension Newsletter.  They just will not STOP until there is not a single small farm left! 

USDA Schedules Public Hearings to Obtain Citizens’ Concerns and Suggestions

The “Leafy Green Marketing Agreement,” which requires producers to follow a set of rules (metrics) in the name of food safety, has already shown to be injurious for the environment, biodiversity, and organic growers in California.  The USDA is now considering a similar “Leafy Green Marketing Agreement” that would extend beyond California and Arizona to cover the entire United States­let’s help make this rule work for growers of all sizes!
 
The USDA has scheduled a series of hearing sessions, around the country, inviting you to this perfect opportunity to share your concerns and suggestions. 
 
Make your voice heard!­if you are able to attend, we urge you to speak on behalf of the organic and family-scale farming community.  (See below for locations and dates.)

High Quality and Organic Growers Competitively Disadvantaged

Producers’ experiences in California, where these metrics have been in place for several years, reveal what is at stake.  While food safety is a legitimate national concern, organic and small-scale farmers bear a disproportionate economic burden of these metrics.  Consider this: 
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HR 2749 and shades of Hitler

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by the Writers Collective and Friends of Farmers

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Cherry growers face ten years in prison and/or $7.5 million in penalties for citing scientific studies.

Why?

Because cherries beat the pants off non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for controlling pain and lowering inflammation.  There would go billions in selling aspirin, tylenol, aleve, and the other NSAIDs, that coincidentally kill well over 16,500 people a year.  

The pharmaceutical companies (along with Monsanto and biotech and agribusiness) are behind HR 2749.  

Cherries, incidentally, don’t kill anyone.

Ending free speech around nutrition occurred during the WWII as well, when Hitler made any passing of nutritional information punishable by death.  Interestingly, some of the very same German pharmaceutical companies that backed Hitler (and produced gas for the gas chambers and killed prisoners with vaccines) and may have benefited from his “punishable by death” ruling against nutritional information, are involved in these bills.  Those companies – Bayer, BASF and Hoescht (Aventis) designed Codex which is hidden inside HR 2749 (there is a lot hidden in that bill) – a massive plan to declare all nutrients toxins and remove them from access, as well as to mandate pesticides (even banned ones), irradiation of all food, GMO approval, and make passing nutritional information, even to friends and family, a crime.  

Meanwhile, in protecting NSAIDs and keeping people from knowledge of cherries, the FDA protects the drug companies so they can keep making money, while routinely killing thousands a year. More

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