Comment: Doesn’t surprise me that CSPI is in support of this. They false-flagged us in the past with their support of trans fats, and they continue to false-flag us with their pro-aspartame and pro-Splenda stances while conspiring with Cargill and Merisant to use the Truvia/PureVia false-flags as an excuse to totally demonize stevia. CSPI will once again help murder Americans and once again pose as the fake saviors and grandstand on the ashes of their victims.
CSPI: Criminals for Slavery in the Pharmaceutical Interest
Read the 10 items below. It will make you scream. THE POLICE STATE IS HERE. In fact item 10 mentions police state. AJ haas mentioned this on his show. THIS IS MADNESS ON STEROIDS. Of course our scum Senators will probably pass this.
S 510 is hissing in the grass
April 24, 2010 · 33 Comments
By Steve Green
S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money.
“If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.” ~Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower
It is similar to what India faced with imposition of the salt tax during British rule, only S 510 extends control over all food in the US, violating the fundamental human right to food.
Monsanto says it has no interest in the bill and would not benefit from it, but Monsanto’s Michael Taylor who gave us rBGH and unregulated genetically modified (GM) organisms, appears to have designed it and is waiting as an appointed Food Czar to the FDA (a position unapproved by Congress) to administer the agency it would create — without judicial review — if it passes. S 510 would give Monsanto unlimited power over all US seed, food supplements, food and farming.
In the 1990s, Bill Clinton introduced HACCP (Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points) purportedly to deal with contamination in the meat industry. Clinton’s HACCP delighted the offending corporate (World Trade Organization “WTO”) meat packers since it allowed them to inspect themselves, eliminated thousands of local food processors (with no history of contamination), and centralized meat into their control. Monsanto promoted HACCP.
In 2008, Hillary Clinton, urged a powerful centralized food safety agency as part of her campaign for president. Her advisor was Mark Penn, CEO of Burson Marsteller*, a giant PR firm representing Monsanto. Clinton lost, but Clinton friends such as Rosa DeLauro, whose husband’s firm lists Monsanto as a progressive client and globalization as an area of expertise, introduced early versions of S 510.
S 510 FAILS ON MORAL, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, CONSTITUTIONAL, AND HUMAN SURVIVAL GROUNDS.
1. It puts all US food and all US farms under Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, in the event of contamination or an ill-defined emergency. It resembles the Kissinger Plan.
2. It would end US sovereignty over its own food supply by insisting on compliance with the WTO, thus threatening national security. It would end the Uruguay Round Agreement Act of 1994, which put US sovereignty and US law under perfect protection. Instead, S 510 says:
COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS.
Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.
3. It would allow the government, under Maritime Law, to define the introduction of any food into commerce (even direct sales between individuals) as smuggling into “the United States.”Since under that law, the US is a corporate entity and not a location, “entry of food into the US” covers food produced anywhere within the land mass of this country and “entering into” it by virtue of being produced.
4. It imposes Codex Alimentarius on the US, a global system of control over food. It allows the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the WTO to take control of every food on earth and remove access to natural food supplements. Its bizarre history and its expected impact in limiting access to adequate nutrition (while mandating GM food, GM animals, pesticides, hormones, irradiation of food, etc.) threatens all safe and organic food and health itself, since the world knows now it needs vitamins to survive, not just to treat illnesses.
5. It would remove the right to clean, store and thus own seed in the US, putting control of seeds in the hands of Monsanto and other multinationals, threatening US security. See Seeds – How to criminalize them, for more details.
6. It includes NAIS, an animal traceability program that threatens all small farmers and ranchers raising animals. The UN is participating through the WHO, FAO, WTO, and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in allowing mass slaughter of even heritage breeds of animals and without proof of disease. Biodiversity in farm animals is being wiped out to substitute genetically engineered animals on which corporations hold patents. Animal diseases can be falsely declared. S 510 includes the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), despite its corrupt involvement in the H1N1 scandal, which is now said to have been concocted by the corporations.
7. It extends a failed and destructive HACCP to all food, thus threatening to do to all local food production and farming what HACCP did to meat production – put it in corporate hands and worsen food safety.
8. It deconstructs what is left of the American economy. It takes agriculture and food, which are the cornerstone of all economies, out of the hands of the citizenry, and puts them under the total control of multinational corporations influencing the UN, WHO, FAO and WTO, with HHS, and CDC, acting as agents, with Homeland Security as the enforcer. The chance to rebuild the economy based on farming, ranching, gardens, food production, natural health, and all the jobs, tools and connected occupations would be eliminated.
9. It would allow the government to mandate antibiotics, hormones, slaughterhouse waste, pesticides and GMOs. This would industrialize every farm in the US, eliminate local organic farming, greatly increase global warming from increased use of oil-based products and long-distance delivery of foods, and make food even more unsafe. The five items listed — the Five Pillars of Food Safety — are precisely the items in the food supply which are the primary source of its danger.
10. It uses food crimes as the entry into police state power and control. The bill postpones defining all the regulations to be imposed; postpones defining crimes to be punished, postpones defining penalties to be applied. It removes fundamental constitutional protections from all citizens in the country, making them subject to a corporate tribunal with unlimited power and penalties, and without judicial review. It is (similar to C-6 in Canada) the end of Rule of Law in the US.
Of course the Restaurants, Big Food, big business, and the Rockefeller-funded/fronted Food ZioNazis want this – they don’t like it that people can grow their own food. This link shows which businesses are in favor of this:
American Frozen Food Institute
Grocery Manufacturers Association
National Fisheries Institute
National Restaurant Association
Produce Marketing Association
Kraft Foods North America
Earth Day Network
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Food Marketing Institute
American Public Health Association
Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
Consumer Federation of America
International Bottled Water Association
National Association of Manufacturers
National Confectioners Association
National Consumers League
Pew Charitable Trust
Trust for America’s Health
Snack Food Association
Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP)
American Bakers Association
American Beverage Association
International Dairy Foods Association
International Foodservice Distributors Association
National Coffee Association
Only One business is against this:
Weston A. Price Foundation
Agro-Terrorism and Food Safety
Summer Meeting: July 18, 2007
“Agriculture ranks among the most crucial of our nation’s industries; yet, its reliability and productivity are often taken for granted.” — President George W. Bush
We always worry about guns and bombs when it comes to terrorism, but have you ever considered being attacked by bacteria or acetone in your food? As terrorists become more sophisticated, their abilities to harm us are advancing. Today, Agro-terrorism is a real threat that the FBI is working hard to prevent. And when you consider that last year almost 39 million tourists ate meals in Las Vegas, the concern here becomes apparent. The FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures Unit from Washington, DC, will be at the next InfraGard meeting to discuss this Agro-terrorism threat to Las Vegas.
Are terrorists our only concerns with the safety of our food? Can we still get sick or die from an accidental contamination? Unfortunately, yes. Ground beef, onions, and “Veggie Booty” snacks are just a few of the food products recalled by manufacturers in the last several weeks due to concerns about contamination. The accidental contamination of our food chain is just as important a threat as an intentional one. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will explain at the next meeting the contamination threats to our food supply that it faces everyday.
The InfraGard Southern Nevada Members Alliance will hold its summer meeting on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at the Conference Room of the Clark County Library, 1401 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. Lunch is partnered by USDN Network Security (www.usdn.net) and will be served at 11:15 a.m. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and should end at 1:30 p.m.
What is Agro-Terrorism?
The FBI defines Agro-terrorism as the deliberate introduction, use, or threatened use, of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive agent against one or more components of the food or agriculture sectors, with the goal of causing mortality and morbidity, generating fear, inducing economic losses, or undermining sector stability and confidence in government.
The FBI and InfraGard have created a Food-Agriculture InfraGard Special Interest Group (SIG) because of the significance of this threat.
The Food-Agriculture Special Interest Group (SIG) is a resource dedicated to the safeguarding of the food and agriculture sectors of both private industry and government through information-sharing networks and a private secure portal of communication. It is a collaborative effort of the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate and Cyber Divisions.
The Food-Agriculture InfraGard SIG is intended to enhance the sharing of information among private-sector stakeholders who can be called on to assist the FBI in detecting, deterring, assessing, and preventing threats and attacks targeting the food and agriculture sectors of our nation’s critical infrastructures. It aims to be a consortium of agriculture security professionals and law enforcement officials with the common goal of protecting America’s farmland, food products, animals, and industry.
FBI OUTREACH PROGRAMS
The FBI has been involved in a variety of outreach efforts to assist in the preparedness efforts to harden US food or agriculture sectors. The FBI has partnered with the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, and Department of Homeland Security to conduct site surveys of specific private industries within the food and agricultural industries. This initiative is known as the Strategic Partnership Program Agro-Terrorism Initiative. The purpose of this partnership is to identify the vulnerabilities, identify indicators and warnings that could signify planning for a terrorist attack, and develop mitigation strategies to reduce the threat, prevent an attack, and assist in the recovery should there be an attack.
Meat Supplier Expands Ground Beef Recall
(FOXNews.com) Meat supplier expands beef recall to 5.7 million pounds in 11 states over E. coli concerns.
LOS ANGELES — A meat supplier has greatly expanded a ground beef recall, which now includes about 5.7 million pounds of fresh and frozen meat that may be contaminated with E. coli.
David Goldman, acting administrator of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, announced on Saturday that the recall would be expanded to include products with sell-by dates from April 6-April 20. The beef, sold in 11 Western states, was distributed by California-based United Food Group LLC.
Goldman said that none of the latest batch of suspect beef is in stores now because the product would be well past its expiration date, but consumers may still have some of the meat at home.
“It is important for consumers to look in their freezers,” Goldman said.
The meat has been blamed for an E. coli outbreak in the Western states that resulted in 14 illnesses, spanning April 25 through May 18. All the patients have recovered.
On Wednesday, United Food Group expanded an initial recall of 75,000 pounds of ground beef, adding another 370,000 pounds based on “unspecified concerns” raised by the California State Department of Health Services. This meat had sell-by dates from April 29-May 6
New ‘safety plan’ would control what you eat
‘It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money’
Critics say a bill pending in the U.S. Senate would do for Americans’ food supply what “Obamacare” is doing to the nation’s supply of health-care resources.
And it’s generating a surge of alarm among small-farm operators and natural food advocates.
“S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the U.S.,” writes Steve Green on the Food Freedom blog. “It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money.”
The plan is sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., who explains the legislation “is a critical step toward equipping the FDA with the authorities and funding it needs to regulate what is now a global marketplace for food, drugs, devices, and cosmetics.”
His website explains, “The legislation requires foreign and domestic food facilities to have safety plans in place to prevent food hazards before they occur, increases the frequency of inspections. Additionally, it provides strong, flexible enforcement tools, including mandatory recall. Most importantly, this bill generates the resources to support FDA food safety activities.”
The proposal, which was cleared by the U.S. House last year but has been languishing in the Senate because of a full calendar of projects, creates a long list of new requirements for food-producing entities to meet the demands of the Secretary of Agriculture. It is expected to be the subject of discussion in coming days.
According to a summary of the proposal, it “requires annual registration of food facilities, including food facilities that export food.” It also sets up a suspension of registration for any “food facility” breaking any Health and Human Services rule, creates an annual fee for registration and gives bureaucratic oversight of many operations.
One such proposal, the summary explains, is to require federal officials “to establish a tracing system for food that is located in the United States or is for import into the United States that enables the Secretary to quickly identify each person who grows, produces, manufactures, processes, packs, transports, holds, or sells such food.”
While it includes an exemption for food “produced on a farm,” the absence of further definition is leaving many wondering whether they will be monitored if they pick strawberries, make jam and sell it at a farmers market.
Green’s analysis quoted Shiv Chopra, a Canada Health whistleblower, who concluded S. 510 “would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes.”
Bill Heid, chief of Solutions from Science, a marketer for survival seeds and information on processes to reduce reliance on a supermarket chain, cited a number of concerns.
First, he said, the new layers of regulations will drive up prices. No producer, he said, can afford to expand massively the expense of meeting government requirements without paying for it, and that would have to be passed on to the customers.
Second, he is concerned about the application of laws designed for corporate entities to the local producer: What about Iowa children who want to sell ears of corn at a farmers market or alongside the road?
Further, he said, the plan probably would raise the danger to consumers, because manylocal suppliers would be forced out of business, and his or her customers would be forced to rely on the corporate supply chains.
“What they’re going to do is end up making it unsafe,” Heid said.
He tells people their best defense against contaminated products is to grow their own or buy it from someone they know.
According to a report at Oregon Rural Action, which urged consumers to contact their members of Congress on the issue, the “one-size-fits-all” concept isn’t workable.
“S. 510 is a well-meaning attempt to address the genuine problems of contamination from food-borne pathogens and complications in prevention and intervention caused by large, industrialized food distribution systems,” the group said.
“All of the well-publicized incidents of contamination in recent years – spinach, peppers, peanuts, hamburger – occurred in industrialized food supply chains that span national and even international boundaries. Food safety is a priority shared by all. It is not compromised by the growing trend toward healthy, fresh, locally sourced vegetables, meats, fruits, dairy and small processing firms reinvigorating local food systems. Local food systems are inherently safer and traceable,” the group said.
While the group said some definitions that would protect small operations apparently are in the works, the possibility remains of standards even for “small, direct market farmers.”
The bill opponents say it brings the “complex and burdensome” Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system “to even the smallet local processors.”
“Applying a HACCP system to newly emerging local foods facilities processing for local markets as well as to direct market farmers adding value to their products may undermine and extinguish these emerging small businesses attempting to bring fresh, local foods to the American table,” the analysis said.
The Daily Paul, which dedicates itself to restoring constitutional government, warned the proposal also would undermine the public’s access to dietary supplements.
At Citizens For Health, the bill’s expansion of government authority and bureacracy was condemned.
“If passed, the law would charge facilities an annual $500 registration fee, require redundant record keeping, and expand the FDA’s authority to quarantine geographic areas for alleged food safety problems – all without significantly improving food safety.”
The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance warned, “As it is currently written, S. 510 will actually make our food less safe. S. 510 will strengthen the forces that have led to the consolidation of our food supply in the hands of a few industrial food producers.”