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?