Posted on April 3, 2009 by factsnews
by Linn Cohen-Cole
To begin reversing GM contamination will require ending the power biotech companies such as Monsanto exert over our government and through that, over our food.
HR 875, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro whose husband Stanley Greenburg works for Monsanto.
The bill is monstrous on level after level – the power it would give to Monsanto, the criminalization of seed banking, the prison terms and confiscatory fines for farmers, the 24 hours GPS tracking of their animals, the easements on their property to allow for warrantless government entry, the stripping away of their property rights, the imposition by the filthy, greedy industrial side of anti-farming international “industrial” standards to independent farms – the only part of our food system that still works, the planned elimination of farmers through all these means.
The corporations want the land, they want more intensive industrialization, they want the end of normal animals so they can substitute patented genetically engineered ones they own, they want the end of normal seeds and thus of seed banking by farmers or individuals. They want control over all seeds, animals, water, and land.
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Posted on March 7, 2009 by factsnews
March 7, 2009
On February 23, the Federal Times reported on HR 875, a bill that would grant the FDA sweeping new powers to regulate food. It was introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro and arrived shrouded in hype, specifically the hysteria surrounding a recent salmonella outbreak linked to products from Peanut Corp. of America.
Add to the hype last year’s outbreak of salmonella in imported peppers and a 2006 E. coli outbreak that was linked to fresh spinach and the stage is set to implement the FDA’s “food protection plan” requiring farmers and food producers to register with the government every two years.
“If there’s any good that can come from this tragic outbreak, it is long-overdue changes that can help protect the American public from the food supply,” Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., said in early February at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations. In short, the government will tighten its grip on the food supply and will ultimately strangle small, independent farmers.
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