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Fresh Food Grown and Raised by People Threatens Giant Corporations and Conglomerates

22 March 2009 at 9:34:50 AM

From reader OldBridge who sends a link to a very interesting article that explains why the big push of these fake food safety bills that impose burdens on farmers (farmers, that is that arent' part of Giant Agra )

So, look again at what has been exciting us - Farmers markets.  Local farmers.  Real milk.  Fresh eggs.  Vegetable stands. - and realize that they are not only wonderfully healthy but fun and naturally community building.  And more, they are a real economy and deeply democratic - and just at a time we need something that works economically, that supports our democratic rebirth, and that protects food itself and our easy access to it.

And it is all those things that threaten the corporations ... which is why we now have these massive "fake food safety" bills in Congress.  Everything is going under thanks to these fools, and they wish to be there like vultures to make sure that every drop of blood that can be sucked out of our resources and us, is theirs.  To wit, they must get rid of such good and innocent things and yet truly powerful things as:

Farmers markets.  Local farmers.  Real milk.  Fresh eggs.  Vegetable stands.  

And how will those who contaminate our country's food with pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and more, do that?  Why, by setting standards for "food safety" that are so grotesquely and inappropriately and even cruelly applied to a local, independent farmers and ranchers that there is no way they can manage.  Imagine your being faced with a 100 page IRS form and facing a million dollar a day penalty for screwing up.  That would be in the ball park of the impossible complexity mixed with threat facing our farmers.  Imagine having the government and corporations deciding every single thing you can do and must do in your kitchen and backing that up with the threat of 10 years in prison for screwing up - though you have never made anyone sick, and those corporations have.  Imagine being surveilled 24 hours a day by GPS tracking devices that feed into ... a corporate data bank, one they have now moved out of the country so no one here can have legal access to see what is in it.

The article further points out that lowering standards for these big ags is what has caused disease. And...

The bills would require such a burdensome complexity of rules, inspections, licensing, fees, and penalties for each farmer who wishes to sell locally - a fruit stand, at a farmers market -  no one could manage it.  And THAT is the point.  The whole dirty tricks point.  The whole "be in tight control of everything needed for survival because it'll be worth a fortune" point.

I know that I believe that about the bills up right now. Why in the world should I have to register my premises when I want to sell some eggs? Why should I have to get RFID tags for all my birds? Why should I have to go through all the onerous procedures if one of them dies? Does the government REALLY want to drive small food producers out of business? And it isn't only if you want to SELL your goods, it's if you PRODUCE them. Please. So that means that if I raise some chickens and I eat the eggs myself, I STILL have to go through what these Congressional not in touchers want to put out for mandatory NAIS.


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