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How a "Social Contract" is supposed to work.

Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The riveting 345 page Government Accounting Office bestseller is hot off the presses!

For those of us who wonder what S510 was really for in the first place, don’t worry – there is no mention of “harmonizing” the entire food system under one “super-stellar ultra-powerful” (SSUP) governmental organization to starve the little people into submission – the proposal presented is just to save money!

According to Representative Rosa De Lauro from Connecticut:

“… the study provides additional evidence for the need to consolidate food safety oversight into one independent agency.
“I have introduced legislation that would establish such an agency since 1999 and believe that this is a critical step toward preventing foodborne illnesses and protecting public health,”

If one should choose to waste a few hours perusing this interesting PDf entitled “Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue,” (ORPDGPSTDER)  (alternate Text option here) look for such stirring passages as: More

In the wake of S.510 Fake food safety….it won’t be a matter of what’s for dinner….but will we have dinner?

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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 Why is “free trade at any expense” reserved only for multi-national corporations?  Why is every other sector of the economy supposed to be allowed to engage in a free-for-all at the entire countries expense, but when it comes to family and independent agriculture there are literally hundreds of thousands of regulations, limitations, rules, and requirements, licensing, and forfeiture of rights,  spanning multiple agencies who spend the bulk of their funding on “enforcement” of what usually amounts to nothing less than an interference in trade, profit and viability and which many times constitute an open assault on Constitutionally protected property and individual rights. 

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I can only imagine the salivating occurring behind the scenes in the District of Criminals, as the corporations and interested parties including the World Trade Organization, Codex Committees and other vested stakeholders anticipate the passage of S.510, the fake food safety bill.  Should this bill pass, we as a country will be officially divested not only of our sovereignty but of our independence.  No country in the history of the world has survived for long without a strong and independent agricultural sector.  Take that away, and the fall of the country soon follows.  No nation that cannot, or will not, feed its own people, ever survives.  Independent agriculture is and always has been the backbone and the underlying support for economic stability and security.  It is this support and security that S.510 seeks to destroy. 

S.510 is not about food safety; it is however the last lynchpin in the seizure of food production and supply that was begun under Bush the Lesser.  Control the food; control the people.  

This same model envisioned in S.510 was used in recent years in Poland.  An estimated 60% of Polish farms are now gone.  In India, more than 8 million farmers have left their farms as a result of similar systems implemented by the World Trade Organization on behalf of bio-pirates of all kinds.  Here in the US an estimated 1/3 of all farms that existed in 2000, have now vanished.  We are, according to farmaid.org , losing 3-500 farms and ranches every week as the industrialized corporate machine being driven by congress and its agencies rolls across our land.  Food safety never was the issue.  Food as a Weapon is another story. More

Truth Squad Radio Show this Sunday – New 2 Hour Format! – S510 waits in the wings like a vulture

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Join us Sunday evening at 8 CST on The Truth Squad Radio Show. More

The Truth Squad Radio Show with Guest Nicole Johnson

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Join us Sunday evening at 8 CST on The Truth Squad Radio Show.

  


The Truth Squad Radio Show with Marti Oakley and Barb Peterson

Date / Time: 9/05/2010

6:00 pm PST

8:00 pm CST

9:00 pm EST

Call-in Number: (917) 388-4520

URL: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marti-oakley

This week’s special guest is Nicole Johnson!

Nicole Johnson is a researcher, writer and activist living in Ventura County, CA.  Her recent work has focused on the how the food safety legislation before congress is a gift to the global industrial food system at the expense of those who are trying to rebuild a safe, wholesome and local alternative to a government-approved food supply that’s slowly robbing us of our collective health.

Among other things, Nicole will be talking about how we are being hoodwinked into believing that the pending food safety legislation will make our food safer when in fact its unstated purpose is to empower unelected and unaccountable federal bureaucrats to unconstitutionally usurp local, state and federal regulations, replacing them with those developed by transnational corporations and other vested interests who seek to dominate global markets via a supranational global governance structure beyond the control of citizens of any nation.

You can read Nicole’s work at her author’s page at

http://www.opednews.com/author/author32029.html


Wally and Alex from RepublicDefiance.com will also be joining us to let us know about their S510 awareness campaign!


Is there news in your area no one is reporting? Want to be a guest?

Give us a call on SKYPE: 320-281-0585 or email us at truthsquadradio@gmail.com

S 510 : Testor Amendment Means Nothing

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The Testor Amendment.  – It’ll free my direct sales to consumers. Or so the “opposition” to S. 510 seems to be saying now.

Once I started reading this,  “shock kept me up all night” would be an understatement.

Attempting to understand the logic behind the argument that somehow Legislators and AgriBusiness lobbyists are now “backing down” from the onerous control methods that have been written, fought for, and negotiated since the introduction of S. 510 in March of 2009 – I became even more confused.

Why suddenly would Sally Sunshine be allowed to sell her Strawberries to Safeway with no “involvement” under S 510?

The answer in short is she won’t. The “Grocery Store” will be required to keep records of Sally Sunshine. And in the event of “reasonable belief” or  “reasonable possibility” – Sally Sunshine is going down first.

The language is included here below (partial pages 122 and 123):

(G) GROCERY    STORES.—With    respect to a
17 sale of a food described in subparagraph (H) to
18 a grocery store, the Secretary shall not require
19 such grocery store to maintain records under
20 this subsection other than records documenting
21 the farm that was the source of such food.
The
22 Secretary shall not require that such records be
23 kept for more than 180 days.
24      (H) FARM     SALES TO CONSUMERS.—The
25 Secretary shall not require a farm to maintain
1       any distribution records under this subsection
2       with respect to a sale of a food described in
3       subparagraph (I) (including a sale of a food
4       that is produced and packaged on such farm),
5       if such sale is made by the farm directly to a
6       consumer. 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

Senate food safety bill edges toward vote

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Even as the public continues its fight to prevent this takeover of  food production and supply for the benefit of   multi-national corporations and to imlement CODEX, congress moves ahead with plans to vote on this corporate takeover of agriculture. 

 

S510 is the greatest threat to the food security of the US all for the benefit of corporations. 

 

We have no voice in congress; they have no intentions of listening to the people.  I still maintain, every representative and senator should be called home, relieved of their office, and charged for crimes against the states and the people.

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Senate food safety bill edges toward vote

By Caroline Scott-Thomas, 13-Aug-2010

Related topics: Food safety, Legislation, Food safety and labeling

Lawmakers released a bipartisan agreement on the Senate’s food safety bill on Thursday, signaling that it is likely to be debated in the Senate when it reconvenes in September.

The Food Safety Modernization Act has been stalled in the Senate since it was passed unanimously by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in November, and a companion bill – the Food Safety Enhancement Act – passed the House more than a year ago, last July. Now Senate leaders have collaborated to release a manager’s package and Congressional Budget Office analysis.

The six Senators involved are HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA), Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY), authors of the Food Safety Modernization Act Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) and lead cosponsors Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Richard Burr (R-NC).

They said in a joint statement: “Any 100-year-old plus structure – like our nation’s food safety system – needs improvements. With this announcement today, we aim to not just patch and mend our fragmented food safety system, we hope to reinforce the infrastructure, close the gaps and create a systematic, risk-based and balanced approach to food safety in the United States.

“The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act will place more emphasis on prevention of food borne illness and will provide new tools to respond to food safety problems.”

The amendment is available online here .

Two major issues remain unresolved in the manager’s package: Senator Jon Tester’s to exempt smaller businesses from some of the bill’s requirements and Senator Dianne Feinstein’s to restrict use of bisphenol A. More

I am not afraid….to eat

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Note:  Remember to compose your own letter!  Petitions and repititious letters opposing an action contemplated by those royal jackass’s in our government, are counted as only “one”.. This is one of several methods the District of Criminals uses to reduce opposition numbers. Of course, the standard is to just ignore them altogether.  *************** Marti 
 

Last year, the House passed a fraudulent “food safety” bill. The Senate has dragged its feet on its version of the bill for over a year.
We’re thankful for that, because as the data in the following letter shows, the bill will hurt more people than it helps. But, the Senate is under mounting pressure to pass it. We must apply even greater pressure to defeat it! 

And so we’re asking you to please send a letter telling your Senators to oppose the food safety bill through our Preserve the Freedom to Farm campaign. More

Fake “Food Safety” Bill S.510 Amended: Can we Trust the FDA? NOT!

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Live Link: Health Freedom USA

Regulation Courtesy of Kafka

“Harkin’s S. 510 claims to protect supplements while FDA Creates a Wide-Open Back Door to Destroy Them While We Are Still Celebrating”

Not long ago, a form of Vitamin B6 (pryadoxamine) was forbidden by the FDA because a drug company had studied it and wanted to make it into a drug.  Never mind that it was protected by the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) as a grandfathered item on the “Old Ingredients List”.  Recently the Fraud and Death Administration said that although we know that it had been in use before DSHEA and WAS on the list found on the FDA website, being on the list was not (hold on to your hats here) proof of being on the list and thus not proof of being grandfathered. 

Now, because another drug company wants to make another form of Vitamin B6 into a drug, and it fears, in writing, that people would take the supplement rather than the drug if it were not banned as a supplement, The FDA is considering granting its Citizens Petition to do just that. More

Smuggler’s Blues: S510…I always wanted to be a pirate!

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From:  Slicker & Bibs

Gotta love these smucks who write this stuff, they are getting smoother.  Bottom line is that once passed the bill sets into motion an unknown quagmire of consensus building with respect to small direct market operations, places the university extension services as a educational venue. The same bunch that has misdirected farmers for generations and has led to the ultimate demise of this country’s ability to be self sustaining in food production. The selection of these group members will certainly be based on arse kissing individuals who would willingly sell their souls to the devil for a place at the stakeholder’s table.  More

What you need to know about food safety in America, and specifically about the fake food safety bills

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H.R. 2749 – The Food Safety Enhancement Act. S. 510 – The Food Safety Modernization Act, are nothing more and nothing less than the codification of Codex Alimentarius into US Code & Statute.  These bills are meant to do nothing other than centralize food production and supply in the hands of corporations, (the same industrialized corporate farming operations which cause 95% of all food borne illnesses) while at the same time driving independent farmers and herders off their land and out of business.

If you think either of these two assaults on freedom have anything to do with food safety or protecting the sovereign states from food borne illnesses, you are not only mistaken, but also extraordinarily dense. 

The federal government has no real interest in food safety other than using it as an excuse for facilitating centralization and seizing food production and sales for corporate stakeholders.  Its also going to be a fabulously effective tool for relieving property owners….of their property. 

America’s Food Safety System More

Small Farmers, S 510 and “Your Stomachs Best Friend”

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By: Lynn Swearingen    All Rights reserved. No re-titling with intent to redirect or benefit.                                                    
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“ABC News Senior Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser discussed this issue with ABC News’ Chris Cuomo on Monday’s “Good Morning America”. Besser noted that even if E. coli contamination is confirmed in a particular batch of meat, “[the company] can cook that meat and sell it in another product.”   (emphasis added)”
“Your Stomach’s Best Friend”  
Dr. David Acheson aka “Your Stomach’s Best Friend” according to the Wall Street Journal, sat down with the renowned Food Safety News interviewer Helena Bottemiller to explain how the new Food Safety Bills working their way through the Legislative Process are going to save the American Consumer from the small ignorant farmer More

Government out to destroy American farmer

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The Payson Roundup        

by: S. Weyand


This government seems desperate to destroy the small American farmer and organic farmers. This is clearly a bill written with the help of Big Agra, ie, Monsanto. HR 2749 came out of the worst of the “food safety” legislative bills.

This bill would give the Food and Drug Administration the power to quarantine a geographic area. Including “prohibiting or restricting movement of food or of any vehicle being used or that has been used or that has been used to transport or hold such food within the geographic area.” [This means “that has been used to transport or hold such food” would mean all cars that have ever brought groceries home or any pickup someone has eaten take-out in, so this means All transportation can be shut down under this]. More

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