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NAIS ALERT!!! H.R. 814 will make NAIS a federal law

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NAIS ALERT!!!  H.R. 814 will make NAIS a federal law

 

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.814:

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act to improve the safety of food, meat, and poultry products through enhanced traceability, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 3, 2009

Ms. DEGETTE (for herself, Ms. BORDALLO, Mr. NADLER of New York, and Ms. DELAURO) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

H.R. 814 called the [Tracing and Recalling Agricultural Contamination Everywhere Act of 2009] or, [The Trace Act of 2009] is nothing less than the federal intent to mandate the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) and of course “and for other purposes”.

 

SEC. 26. TRACEABILITY OF LIVESTOCK, MEAT, AND MEAT PRODUCTS.

 

`(a) Definition of Traceability- In this section, the term `traceability’ means the ability to retrieve the history, use, and location of an article through a recordkeeping and audit system or registered identification.

 

`(b) Requirements-

`(1) IN GENERAL- Cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and horses, mules, and other equines presented for slaughter for human food purposes, and the carcasses or parts of carcasses and the meat and meat food products of those animals, shipped in interstate commerce shall be identified in a manner that enables the Secretary to trace—

 

`(A) each animal to any premises or other location at which the animal was held at any time before slaughter; and

 

`(B) each carcass or part of a carcass and meat and meat food product of such animals forward from slaughter through processing and distribution to the ultimate consumer.

 

`(2) TRACEABILITY SYSTEM- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary shall establish a traceability system for all stages of production, processing, and distribution of meat and meat food products that are produced through the slaughter of animals described in paragraph (1).

 

`(c) Prohibition or Restriction on Entry- The Secretary may prohibit or restrict entry into any slaughtering establishment inspected under this Act of any cattle, sheep, swine, goats, or horses, mules, or other equines not identified as prescribed by the Secretary under subsection (b).

 

Apparently USDA was inefficient in its efforts to forcibly overtake the US food supplies and the federal government has found it necessary to intervene and make mandatory the implementation of NAIS on all levels. 

 

SEC. 26. TRACEABILITY OF LIVESTOCK, MEAT, AND MEAT PRODUCTS.

 

(g) Relation to Country of Origin Labeling- Nothing contained in this section prevents or interferes with implementation of the country of origin labeling requirements of subtitle D of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1638 et seq.).’.

 

Isn’t this section a hoot!  No mention is made of the labeling law passed in 2005 requiring the country of origin to be listed on the label of foods, or, the listing of cloned, genetically altered or mutated foods.  A law which this same government has refused to enforce in deference to corporate donors who know the garbage they are packaging and selling isn’t fit for human consumption.

 

H.R. 814 is clearly nothing less than the federal legislation converting NAIS from a bad a idea to horrendous plan for seizing food production from any source in the US and handing it over to Frankenfood industrialized factory farms on behalf of the bio-pirates who have apparently bought and paid for this legislation.

 

Ms. Degette, Ms. Bordallo, and Mr. Nadler should all be removed from office.  In fact anyone supporting or voting to pass this latest piece of anti-American garbage should be run out of the country. 

 

When will we stop abiding traitors, corporate whores and world government advocates in the government of the sovereign United States?  Our House and Senate on both sides are filled with individuals who have neither patriotism nor loyalty to this country and who work to dismantle our Republic, our freedom and our way of life.

 

The three “public servants” sponsoring this bill are just a small trio in what has become the wholesale destruction of our nation perpetrated by one corrupted congress after another.

 

What will it take for the American public to stand up and say “enough!”. 

 

© 2009 Marti Oakley

 

 

Monsanto and the Schoolmarm method of punishing farmers out of farming

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http://www.opednews.com/articles/Monsanto-and-the-Schoolmar-by-Linn-Cohen-Cole-090214-935.html

by Linn Cohen-Cole    

www.opednews.com

 

One thing after another is raining down on small farmers.  

NAIS which is insane on the face of it but has left farmers worrying it is about something much bigger and incredibly more threatening.  For sure the penalties, even for infractions are beyond anything anyone could being to handle.  Farmers it seems, face risks too great to run.

And then there are the buried regulations in the FDA which are criminalizing all aspects of farming by listing them as “sources of seed contamination” – a new contamination if ever there were one.  But seed cleaning equipment is listed and farmers are now supposed to only use what is approved, which is, again, beyond their capacity.  Where was there any contamination of seed, ever, from seed cleaning equipment which would necessitate a farmer giving up a perfectly good seed cleaner they made themselves and used for 40 years and which costs nothing now, to put in a building and equipment for a million and half dollars … for each line of seed?  Never mind the carbon foot print of that versus an already existing seed cleaner.  The upshot of that is farmers are too poor to farm.

The game is simple – scare the public and then use “food safety” and “animal diseases” as the argument for systems that are onerous beyond human endurance.  What systems?  Industrial ones that a normal farmer can’t afford to put in place with bureaucratic tasks that turn farming into something approaching filing out a complex tax return daily, and penalties that are greater than those imposed on felons.

The latest joke on farmers is peanuts.  The problem, like all the problems, are on the industrial side, but what comes from “peanuts” is not peanuts.

So, having whipped the country into a frenzy, here ere come two house bills – out of New York and suspiciously like Monsanto’s friend Hillary Clinton’s plan to centralize the USDA and FDA to save us from “contamination.”  And just after Vilsack said it wasn’t time to do such a thing but they have surely had  this in the works for sometime, this centralizing of corrupt power in the USDA and FDA, over our food.

Goodness they have got the country by the short-hairs on “contamination,” running ads for one thing after another to sterilize our kitchens, our bathrooms, our carpets, our hands, our children even, to save us from it.  My favorite ad is the one of the little brother reaching over to hand his baby sister something but with gross green slimy “bacteria” growing on his hands.  Good grief.  Just ditch the boy and have done, because boys will be boys and get dirty and heaven only knows he might touch his baby sister again.  

Makes you wonder how we all managed to survive to grow up without all that sterilization.  And why kids are sicker now than they ever used to be.

Back to the bill.  The name is a marvel.  “Tracing and Recalling Agricultural Contamination Everywhere Act of 2009.”

The State Giveth, the State Taketh Away

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A couple of days ago, I saw an article on Infowars.com (also available on the Daily Paul.com) about Mississippi’s Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant introducing a new law (SB2036) that would allegedy “protect” Mississippi gun owners from gun confiscations in the event of martial law being declared in Mississippi.

My first question, upon reading this was why Lt. Gov. Bryant was anticipating martial law, in the first place. Does he know something that most Mississippians don’t know?

Then I saw that he had said the bill would “restrict” confiscations and that was, for me, the ultimate tipoff. If the intent was to truly protect gun owners from gun confiscations, then the operative word should have been “prohibit,” not “restrict.” There is a huge difference, but, apparently, the distinction is subtle enough for most people that many have not caught onto this semantic sleight of hand.

Sure enough, as you can see by reading the law as it was passed by the Mississippi legislature, the law gives the state of Mississippi complete carte blanche to decide exactly how it will “restrict” itself from seizing guns. As history teaches, governments never willingly relinquish their power.

No NBAF in Kansas!

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Or anywhere else, for that matter! The National Bio-and-Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) to be built in Kansas (and they are planning the same for Texas and other locations around the nation, as well) is “A facility where research on highly infectious diseases to food animals is conducted” that is to be constructed at the Kansas State University campus at Manhattan, Kansas. It’s mission is to study diseases like Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD), for which there are no vaccines or treatments.

According to No NBAF in Kansas, a group of concerned citizens who believe this facility would be too dangerous to have anywhere on the U.S. mainland, let alone in the heart of the nation’s food production areas, “We believe that the local media and the proponents of this plan have not given the public enough information to make an informed judgment. When the residents of this state understand the risks and uncertainties of this facility they will also say NO.”

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), FMD is “… a highly contagious animal disease … FMD virus is the most infectious animal disease-causing virus. It has been determined that for certain strains, the dose required to infect cattle or sheep through inhalation is about 10 organisms (10 1 TCID50).” Does this sound like something you want “tests” being done on anywhere near the nation’s food supply?

This is only one of several such facilities that are to be built right in the midst of our nation’s food production areas. The Plum Island Animal Disease Center, which has been located on an island off the northeast shore of Long Island, New York for years is about to be moved to the mainland by a directive of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Some experts, including the former director at the aging Plum Island facility, say research ought to be kept away from cattle populations – and, ideally, placed where the public already has accepted dangerous research.

The former head of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Agricultural Research Service said Americans are not prepared for a foot-and-mouth outbreak that has been avoided on the mainland since 1929. According to a blog report posted on Infowars.com, “Foot-and-mouth virus can be carried on a worker’s breath or clothes, or vehicles leaving a lab, and is so contagious it has been confined to Plum Island, N.Y., for more than a half-century – far from commercial livestock. The existing lab is 100 miles northeast of New York City in the Long Island Sound, accessible only by ferry or helicopter. Researchers there who work with the live virus are not permitted to own animals at home that would be susceptible, and they must wait at least a week before attending outside events where such animals might perform, such as a circus.”

The locations selected for these facilities include Athens, Georgia; Butner, North Carolina; San Antonio, Texas; and Flora, Mississippi, all of which are home to the rasing of livestock for the nation’s food supply.

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