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Burning Goodwill: A reply to a consumer organization regarding S.510

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Copyright ©2010 by W. R. McAfee, Sr.

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A reply to a consumer organization’s email soliciting ‘friends’ to contact their representatives in Washington and ask them to support  S. 510, the Food “Safety” bill

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You are either totally ignorant about the contents of S. 510, the food “safety” bill, or you are a shill.

 Effective April 1, 2011, the selling of vitamins and nutritional supplements without a prescription will officially become illegal in Europe. The framework for this travesty is called the Codex Alimentarius, Napoleonic-era gibberish and brainchild of the World “Health” Organization, that was instituted to make the natural and organic health supplements go away—a  three billion dollar a year competitive market that cuts into the profits of BigPharma’s prescription pill and vaccine factories. 

Codex is being brought to humanity by these same wonderful folk—the World Health Organization and ‘associates’—who attempted to orchestrate a swine flu “pandemic” for the globe after hyping it four years—how does anyone know a “pandemic” is coming four years out?—so vax manufacturers could pre-sell governments their “vaccines” so they could “. . .be ready when it started.”

Which it didn’t. Sort of, they tried to throw a pandemic but no one came to the shot party.  At least not nearly  enough to use all the vaccine the governments had paid for.  Then they tried giving it away.  Still not enough takers.

One shipment of the vaccine that was sent to a European lab was “inadvertently” contaminated with the virus that could have started the pandemic in Europe had not the lab checked it before distributing the vaccine.

Imagine that.

America’s Food “Safety” bill, S. 510, also makes illegal backyard vegetable and fruit gardens, as well as products grown by large, wholesale, organic producers for organic outlets such as Whole Foods. The organic food market is the fastest growing market in the food industry today.  It also cuts directly into the World Health/World Trade Organization’s scheme to control the world’s food through genetically modified seed and patents.

Are the players beginning to sound familiar?  They’re the same players that manufactured genetically modified cotton seed. Want to know how the people who’ve grown cotton and food organically for thousands of years fared with this genetically modified cotton?  Take a look:

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Paul Griepentrog (c)copyright 2010

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The following is a response to my concerns regarding S510 and the enforcement provisions in the regard to the violations of due process and failure to provide just compensation for the proposed takings.  Having watched C-Span testimony on this bill leads me to believe that none of the senators truly understand the impact of the implementation of these bills.  Senator Feingold is an attorney and sits on the house judiciary committee and yet failed to respond to these legal concerns.  Claims of broad based support for these food safety bills is only an indication that there is no cure for stupid.________

 

Honorable Senators; 

  The proposed bill S 510 leaves much to be desired in its application from a judicial aspect.  It voids due process of law and equal protection under the law by allowing the administrator only reason to believe to initiate a takings against a food producer in the form of a recall.  It effectively converts the right to produce and share food that has been enjoyed since agrarian societies emerged, into a crime. 

Despite claims of food safety it effectuates a furtherance of consolidation of production, to the mega corporations’ advantage by eliminating small producers, raising the potential of tortuous claim for economic advantage.

A formal rebuttal was filed regarding FDA’s claim of interstate authority applying to local production, on the Federal Register, wherein the FDA sought to gain authority for rulemaking and thereby having commenced an action.   Having failed to respond the FDA is therefore in default and has acquiesced by silence to the fact that it has no authority over interstate trade. 

Response from Senator Feingold:

Dear Mr. Griepentrog,

Thank you for contacting me regarding S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act and your concerns about the inspection and safety of imported food and food products.   

As you know, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Food Safety Modernization Act on March 3, 2009.  The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions passed S. 510 on November 18, 2009.  You can find information about this legislation at http://help.senate.gov/, including efforts of Senator Durbin and others to address concerns about the legislation.

On September 24, 2008, I sent a letter to then-FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach expressing my concerns about melamine contamination in Chinese dairy products.  This recent series of contaminations killed several children in China, and sickened thousands more.  

I have heard from several Wisconsinites who are concerned about the impact food safety legislation may have on small producers and processors. As the main proponent of a provision included in last year’s farm bill to expand and improve USDA’s office responsible for small farms and ranches, I am particularly mindful of concerns that any of these regulations could unduly burden small farms or interfere with local food systems. That is why I am a cosponsor of S. 2758, the Growing Safe Food Act.  Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced this legislation, which would establish a national food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance program for agricultural producers.  This bill would profit NGOs and governmental agencies in the attempt to educate producer about processes we have practiced for decades and is effectively a welfare check for governmental agencies and NGO’s. 

I have consistently supported programs like the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) and the Value-Added Producer Grant program that provide assistance to locally focused and operated enterprises.  I have also heard concerns from some Wisconsinites that food safety legislation would eliminate organic food and regulate personal gardens.  I will keep these concerns in mind should such legislation come before the full Senate.  More welfare programs and a very defined failure to commit on the issue in an election year.

I will continue to support efforts to protect American consumers from unsafe food and products.  Thanks again for contacting me.  I look forward to hearing from you in the future about this or any other matter of concern to you.

Sincerely,             

Russell D. Feingold
United States Senator

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