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Did Hen Vaccine Cause Salmonella Outbreak?

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By Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

According to WMUR 9, “Low-cost vaccines that may help prevent the kind of salmonella outbreak that has led to the recall of more than a half-billion eggs haven’t been given to nearly half the nation’s egg-laying hens.”

All I can say, is thank goodness we still have un-vaccinated hens!

Reading a little further down in the article, it seems that both farms involved in the recall, Hillandale and Wright, used vaccinations, or purchased vaccinated hens:  More

100 ways to end independent and family farms and ranches

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Below is a partial list of the massive effort to seize control of the US food production and supply.  This control, if successful, will end family and independent producers, handing this sector of our economy over to multi-national corporations who fund and write the legislation and who contract with USDA and FDA against the people.  Every thing from milk and eggs, to beef and pigs, they want it tracked, traced and controlled by the Fed.  Think its about food safety? Its about control and who gets to profit.  ##########

Live link:  WashingtonWatch

111th Congress (2009–2011)

S. 510
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (4 comments | 4 wiki edits »)

Costs $15.79 per family

P.L. 111-233
The Agricultural Credit Act of 2009 (9 wiki edits »)

Costs $0.34 per family

P.L. 111-80
The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (8 comments | 18 wiki edits »)

Costs $1,170.15 per family

H.R. 814
The TRACE Act of 2009 (7 comments | 3 wiki edits »)

H.R. 875
The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (110 comments | 5 wiki edits »)

S. 2758
The Growing Safe Food Act of 2009

S. 1783
The Dairy COOL Act of 2009

H.R. 3626
The Exemplary Breastfeeding Support Act (3 wiki edits »)

H.R. 3624
The Poison-Free Poultry Act of 2009 (1 comment »)

H.R. 3623
To amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to provide funding for successful claimants following a determination on the merits of Pigford claims related to racial discrimination by the Department of Agriculture (3 wiki edits »)

H.R. 3587
The Nutritious Food for Health Families Act of 2009 (3 wiki edits »)

S. 1645
The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2009
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BLM Violates Own Safety Policies to Dazzle New York Times

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(News as We See It) by R.T. Fitch ~ author of “Straight from the Horse’s Heart”

Live Link:  SFTHH

SUSANVILLE, CA (SFTHH) – For weeks the Bureau of Land Management(BLM) has kept the American public and concerned citizens at extreme distances from the wild horse trapping operations at the Twin Peaks helicopter stampede.  Each morning observers must tolerate a law enforcement briefing by BLM Security Chief Jason Parker who clearly states that the public will be held back from the private land, where the trap is located, due to safety and liability issues and should anyone not comply, “things will be escalated to the next level”.  Today that changed when the BLM allowed a New York Times photographer to not only locate himself on the private land but to be within the chute of the trap and exposed to both the horses and the aggressive, low altitude helicopter.

Blown up Shot of NYT Photographer inside BLM Wild Horse Trap Chute on “Private Land” ~ Photo by Terry Fitch

Horseback Magazine photographer, Terry Fitch,  unknowingly captured a shot of the New York Times photographer right in the middle of the stampede while both herself and press credentialed reporter Laura Leigh, who’s credentials are recognized by a Federal Judge, were held at arm’s length over one half mile away and not granted access to the operations site on public land. More

Canada to add bisphenol A to toxic register in face of industry protests

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Live link: The Dairy Reporter

By Rory Harrington, 25-Aug-2010

“Canada has confirmed bisphenol A (BPA) is to be added to its national register of toxic substances after dismissing industry calls to review its stance on the chemical.”

Environment Canada (EC) remained unmoved by charges from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) that a failure to hold a review would leave it open to charges of pandering to emotional zealots and damage its reputation. The government body told FoodProductionDaily.com it would complete the process started in 2008 to add BPA to its official List of Toxic Substances within weeks.

“We expect to conclude the process of having bisphenol A added to the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule I of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act,1999 (CEPA, 1999) in 8-10 weeks,” said EC spokesman Henry Lau.

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s.510….The Testor Amendment added to the Managers Amendment

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NOTE: Infected eggs are in the news as we send this message. This once again demonstrates our contention that industrial farms are riskier than small farms. That’s one reason we work so hard to protect small farms from federal regulations that industrial farms can afford, but small farms cannot. Speaking of which . . .

The routine is getting familiar . . .

1. We tell you that Senate bill S.510, the so-called Food Safety bill, could be coming up for a vote.

2. You ask your Senators to oppose the bill, or to offer amendments to protect small businesses and farms.

3. Panicked by the public opposition, the Senate postpones the vote.

4. Several weeks later we all repeat steps 1 through 3.

Well, it’s happening again. We understand that S.510 will likely be put to a vote in September.

But this time, the bill will have many of the changes we demanded!

Although S.510 should still be opposed, we should also encourage Congress to retain the good changes that have been made to the bill, just in case it passes. Please send Congress a letter about this using our Preserve the Freedom to Farm campaign.

You may borrow from or copy this letter . . .

I oppose S.510 because we need FEWER regulations. A free market backed by criminal and civil penalties for fraud and negligence will hold food producers to the highest standards. That’s because in a free market, consumers will avoid producers with bad reputations.

I am, however, pleased with the changes made in the Manager’s Amendment to S.510. With these changes . . . http://help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/WHI10337.pdf

* Only foods already regulated by the FDA will be subject to S.510 — the firewall between the FDA and USDA-regulated foods will be maintained
* Farms, restaurants, and other businesses that were not already designated food “facilities,” as defined by the Bio-terrorism Act of 2002, will not need to register with the FDA. http://thehill.com/images/stories/blogs/smallfarms.pdf
* Farms engaged in low or no risk activities will be exempted from new regulatory requirements
* The compliance burden for small producers has been minimized
* The FDA is prohibited from requiring farms and other food facilities to hire consultants to write food safety plans
* Food that is direct marketed from farmers to consumers and stores will be exempt from the tracking and record keeping requirements, as will food that has labeling that preserves the identity of the farm that produced the food
* The FDA cannot require farms to keep records beyond the point where the product leaves the farm More

Cured: A Cannabis Story

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The real reason the government doesn’t want us to have this medicine.

There is no profit in it, and it actually works.

 

Antineoplastic activity of cannabinoids

It isn’t God who is keeping track of our sins…..it is a Homeland Security satellite

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Marti Oakley (c) copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

“As it turns out, it isn’t God who is keeping a list of our sins:  It’s a Homeland Security satellite logging any and all information it can find and transmitting it to HSD, NSA, FBI, CIA, and your local fusion center along with twenty other spy agencies all of whom stalk the net in order to find out who is naughty and who is nice.” ____________________

I hear it every day from nearly everyone I speak to or correspond with; the overwhelming sense that we, as a nation, are under attack.  The attack is not coming from unidentifiable enemies, nor is it coming from half crazed Mid-easterner’s who “hate us for our freedoms”.  The attack is coming from our own government; it is our own government who hates us not only for our freedoms, but also for our refusal to go quietly into the intended one world government where we have neither rights, nor the right to continue to exist. More

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