Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tree Huggers and Texas Ranchers holding hands and singing "Kumbaya"....

Yeah - I can see it happening.... Really....

Right now, there is a Bill before the House of Representative - HR 875 - that basically says that anyone that grows or raises anything for food must be able to track it from beginning to end. The trick in this bill is, that it doest define what a farm is, what a ranch is or anything else. That means that it could be used to control what people grow in their own backyards or if they have a few hens for eggs.

Let me give you a little background on this Bill. Everyone knows about Monsanto - they are an evil corporation who uses the legal system and Intimidation to force farmers to use their products or to just quit all together. They genetically alter seeds (genetically modified - GM) so that they will not reproduce. When farmers buy these seeds, and the plants grow, flower and there is a wind, the pollen from these plants drifts to other farms. Because of the pollen drift, other farms who grow heirloom seeds will see their seeds not be able to reproduce because of the pollen from the seeds from this evil Company.

This bill is Monsanto's dream....It was introduced by Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). Her husband works for Monsanto - SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE....

If you are found to be in violation of this law, each infraction is punishable up to $1,000,000.00 and no, I didnt make a mistake with the zeros - ONE MILLION BUCKS....

This law has the potential to do several things....

First - if it is implemented, all food stuffs are going to go up - MAJORLY. In order to track every little grape, its going to cost a TON.

Second - This is going to cause food shortages. LESS FOOD - will make costs go up (supply and demand) but the reason is because this law will drive many out of business. From the backyard garden, to the farm trucks selling on the side of the road, to the Food Coops, to the small farm/ranch - it will be cost prohibitive to continue to produce food.

Third - People will starve - YES, STARVE as in DIE....

You see, bunches BUNCHES of people have opted out of the Industrial Food System. We have done it for so many reasons....some want food that is pesticide/antibiotic free food.....some want to support their local economies (Locavore, 100 mile Diet), some are anti-establishment.....some do it out of necessity (growing their own food).....some do it out Self-Preservation (preppers and survivalists).

This bill has the potential to bring those from the Left - dont mess with their organic granola - and those from the right - dont mess with their right to raise a chicken or a cow - together....

Everyone looses with this bill.....but if you produce your own food or do not have tons to spend on your food, you have EVERYTHING to loose....

Pray, Praise, Prepare....

** Here is a link for another story I found while researching this one on line....

6 comments:

The Other Mike S. said...

That is really quite disturbing.

It gives the feds warrantless search authority for anything they deem to be a 'Food Production Facility'. As you noted, it does not set any sort of minimum size standard, nor require that the production facility be a commercial venture.

Hmmmm. I wonder... how many of the salmonella or other public poisonings happened at small, mom-and-pop organic farms....

Sure am glad Nanny is looking out for our best interests...

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Mayberry said...

Well, I'mm gonna plant what I'm gonna plant, raise whatever critters I so choose to raise, and Nanny.gov can kiss my arse.... I ain't got a thousand bucks, much less a million, so they'll get nothing from me. If they come for me personally, I'll introduce them to Mr. Mosin Nagant...... Gardeners, the new moonshiners. HA!

Brad K. said...

I can see it now. Obama legalizes growing marijuana - and me and my 5 Bantam chicks will be arming up like the Hatfields and McCoys out to play.

lotusmahal said...

The scariest part, to me anyway, is the cross-pollination. You can have your bank of seeds, grow your food and re-harvest more seeds for your bank - but if the pollen from the contaminated fields gets on your crops, you're screwed. I have to wonder how far out you'd have to live to be safe from the cross-contamination.

I hate Monsanto. They're the spawn of Satan.

theotherryan said...

TOM's first line says it best. Banning a gun here and there makes me angry butt messing with our food supply is just plain scary. Like the rest of these measures it is all about control.