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Death of the Lake: The Spread­ing of Toxic and Infec­tious Wastes

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 Ohio’s Love Canal: Toxic Pol­lu­tion Dump­ing on a Scale of BP-Gulf Spill

By David Michael

 

Human ill­nesses and ani­mal deaths have occurred recently from neu­ro­tox­ins secreted by a heavy slime of blue and green algae float­ing on Ohio’s largest lake—Grand Lake St. Mary’s (Grand Lake) in Auglaize County. This is a lake that has been dete­ri­o­rat­ing for decades, but espe­cially so in the past 10 years as fac­tory farms have sprung up all over the area, and more are being built.

A high con­cen­tra­tion of fac­tory farms and the appli­ca­tion of com­posted manure from CAFO (con­fined ani­mal feed­ing oper­a­tions) manure and sewage treat­ment sludge (huma­nure, now called biosolids—a mix­ture of con­cen­trated human excre­ment and indus­trial dis­charges) is spread­ing toxic and infec­tious sub­stances on farm­lands close by and in the water­shed.  CAFOs in the water­shed area account for 3 mil­lion chick­ens; while sewage sludge spread­ing is per­mit­ted on 8800 Ohio farmlands—several close to the edge of Grand Lake. More

S 510 Would Have Changed Nothing In the Recent Egg Recall

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Stop the presses, hold the panic, and stop “Egg-agerating” Congress Critters. Before pushing the American People into panic mode and blindly rushing through yet another “Save the American Consumer From Themselves Bill”, it might behoove legislators to read the law currently in place that is specifically designed to stop the contamination, production, distribution and consumption of tainted eggs. True it took 6 years of kicking and screaming to bring the CFO’s to the table and not all have to comply until 2012, but why rewrite what has already been written?

The FDA’s Egg Safety Rule

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Final Rule on egg safety, Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage and Transportation (21 CFR Parts 16 and 118), requires shell egg producers to implement measures to prevent Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) from contaminating eggs on the farm and further growth during storage and transportation. U.S. egg farmers have and continue to participate in food safety programs like the SE Final Rule in order to protect against food borne illness and provide a safe, high quality product. The rule was first proposed on September 22, 2004 and after several comment periods, went into effect on September 8, 2009.  The rule requires egg producers with 50,000 or more birds or persons who store and/or transport eggs to comply with all regulations by July 9, 2010.  Egg producers with less than 50,000 birds but more than 3,000 must comply by July 9, 2012.

Just mulling about the concern of food safety, here is a thought for one to ponder. According to the Wright County Egg Recall press release posted on the FDA recall information page, the first Julian Date of eggs believed to be contaminated was 136 (May 16, 2010) and the last known 225 (August 13, 2010). So between three different production CFAO’s involved over an 89 day period potentially 5,617,977 contaminated eggs were produced per day.

So here is where the process becomes interesting. Where does the responsibility lie? The USDA is passing it off to the FDA who is passing it off to the USDA…..I think we see where this is going. If they only had “more cooperation among Agencies”….something like S 510. More

S.510 Section. 419 Enforcement: the corporate contracting enabling agricultural police actions in your state

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Marti Oakley (c) copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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Sect. 419. (d) Enforcement: The secretary may coordinate with the Secretary of AG, and as appropriate, shall CONTRACT and coordinate with the agency or department designated by the governor of each state to perform activities to ensure compliance with this section.

This small section clarifies the fact that the federal government cannot interfere in agriculture.  In light of this, the “secretaries” of the private corporations ie., the USDA, FDA, HHS and HSD will collude with the governors of the states to determine which state level department (corporation) will enter into a private corporate contract with these federal agencies.

Without this corporate contracting, the federal government cannot gain access to the states to implement their “business plans”, S.510 “The corporate takeover of agriculture”

S.510 cannot be forced onto the states as simply a federal law.  There is no enacting clause, or constitutional authority for the creation, passage and implementation of this law.   More

S.510..The assault on domestic agriculture

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WASHINGTON—The recall of half a billion eggs blamed in a nationwide salmonella outbreak has pushed to the top of the Senate agenda enactment of a long-stalled bill to strengthen federal food safety enforcement.

As many beforeitsnews.com readers are aware, Senate Bill S510 has been labeled “the most dangerous bill in history.” Now it seems that Congress will quickly pass it without a word from the still sleeping sheep. A quick cut and paste about the bill from infowars.com

S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money.

David Dees illustration“If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.” ~Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower

S. 510 and: The incredible, exploitable….EGG

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   Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010  All Rights Reserved

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The original version of S.510, introduced last year just after companion bill HR 2749 was passed in the House, has gone through quite a metamorphosis.  The original bill, a mere 50 pages or so, repeatedly relied on references and compliance to Codex Alimentarius and included several pages regarding food borne allergies. 

Even though the bill contained specific and undeniable references to Codex and its implementation, several people and organizations, including an attorney who has repeatedly disseminated false and misleading information regarding S.510, and who went on national radio and published several blogger fodder articles on behalf of various organizations, claimed that the bill did not mandate Codex.  Codex was mentioned directly in the original bill more than nine times. 

In the year or so since then, the bill has expanded and contacted a few times.  Still, this bill represents the one of the greatest assaults on the production and supply of food, to benefit multi-national corporations to the detriment of family and independent producers in all areas of agriculture.  

Knowing that the actual crux of the bill was to enforce compliance to international agreements, World Trade Organization and UN mandates, the intent of the bill is less about food safety, and more about seizing control of the nations food supply and handing it over to multi-national corporations for exploitation.  I also knew that the compliance to Codex Alimentarius had to have been inserted somewhere in the bill, intentionally buried where it would most likely remain unnoticed.

Section 404. Compliance With International Agreements

Nothing in this act (or an amendment made by this act) shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty, or international agreement to which the United States is a party. 

There it is.  One small seemingly insignificant little paragraph stashed on the next to last page of this odious bill that will change our lives forever.  We have been a signatory to Codex since 1992 and if this bill passes, Codex will be implemented without delay across the board and we will have lost control of our food production and supply.

This one little paragraph enables every unlawful agreement, every mandate from the World Trade Organization.  In other words, nothing in this bill can prevent or otherwise pose an obstacle to the overtaking of our food supply by corporate raiders and bio-pirates who fund the very organizations and who wrote each and every international agreement referred to in this paragraph.

And who didn’t see the cries of “pass the bill immediately” being blasted from every possible corner as the public was whipped into a frenzy out of fear of …eggs.

Of course, with the created crisis concerning the egg recalls, a crisis that was allowed to build since at least last March when it was first detected out in Oregon, the hysteria has been allowed to reach epidemic proportions as thousands have come down with salmonella poisoning. 

Isn’t it convenient how this happened right before S.510 is scheduled to come before the senate?

How many Wisconsin DATCP goons does it take to inventory the personal food from a family’s private refridgerator?

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If you want a glimpse of what is ahead for you if S.510 passes, here it is. 

 These are Wisconsin predators, employed by DATCP to act under the color of law and against the people.  Earning from 65,000 thousand a year to as much as 105,000 per year, the goons in this video are set loose to harrass and terrorize selected Wisconsin dairy farmers who sell fresh raw milk. 

Unlawfully, and without a valid warrant, or any oaths of affirmation, private property was tresspassed, stolen, destroyed and otherwise rendered useless by  the goons who make their living preying on the public while wearing a government badge and collecting a huge paycheck. 

This attempt to terrorize and coerce this family into compliance was facilitated by the local sheriff who seemed very pleased with violating the rights of these private citizens.

By the way, S. 510 is very clear that dairy farms will be be a target of section 420 (e)

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