[Marxism] Liberal Scare-Mongers Attack Progressive Food Bill
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Tue Mar 31 11:03:10 MDT 2009
In the last couple of weeks, hysteria among progressives has begun to
sweep the internet. Claiming that a bill before Congress right now
HR875 would end organic farming, Greens, liberals and progressives
have crowded into an echo chamber to decry the bill. But where's the
evidence. No one opposing this bill has yet quoted from the bill to
provide proof of their wild claims.
The chief evidence against the bill is that one of the sponsors is the
spouse of someone who is on the payroll of Monsanto. In reality, Stan
Greenbug never worked for Monsanto (he's a political strategist), his
company does no lobbying, and Mr. Greenburg has not done any surveys
for Monsanot in the past decade.
It is claimed that the bill makes it illegal to have your own backward
garden. Such language would be unconstitutional, because Congress only
has the authority to regulate interstate commerce. Food grown for your
own consumption or even food grown for local markets cannot be
regulated by Congress--period! On top of that, there is no language in
the bill that even says what the scare mongers claim. This is nothing
more than a lie on the scare mongers part, without even a kernel of
The scare-mongers claim that the bill would shut down local food
markets. Keeping in mind that, again, Congress has no power to do so,
there is nothing in the bill that says what they claim. It is, again,
a lie made up from whole-cloth.
The biggest lie is that the bill would mean the death of organic
farming and would mandate the use of chemicals and certain types of
seeds. Again, there is absolutely no language in the bill that would
do this. On top of that, organic farming is regulated under the
Department of Agriculture. HR875 only deals with the Food and Drug
Other lies include a national animal ID. Again, nothing in the bill
creates this, but if it did, is that a bad thing? Is it really a
problem being able to track individual food animals, so if we discover
in the food production process that it has some disease, we can track
where it came from, which animals it has been in contact with, etc.?
In fact, it's too bad that the bill doesn't do just this, because it
would be a very good thing for our safety.
Lastly, it's been claimed that the bill is being forced through
Congress, without debate, and there is less than a week to stop it. I
saw the first scare-monger email almost a week ago. The YouTube videos
linked in the email below are almost thee weeks old. This is a very
easy lie to disprove, since, according to the claim, it should have
been law two weeks ago. Furthermore, by simply looking up the bill on
Thomas.gov, we can see that the last major action on the bill was the
4th of February.
The bill before Congress can be seen at,
All anyone has to do is read it for themselves.
What the bill does, in fact, is split food safety from the Food and
Drug Administration. That's all. And that's a good thing.
The question is why the hysteria? Well, there's a common habit among
liberals to forward hysterical claims without investigating them. It
seemed too stupid to be true, so I went and looked up the bill and
read it myself. That's a basic, 101 level of investigation.
Please forward the truth widely to counter the claims of liberal scare mongers.
H.R. 875: Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 -
> Threatens To Destroy Organic Farming & Our Food Quality.
> The following email was forwarded to me recently, by several friends, and
> after doing some 1st hand research, it is clear to me that this bill does
> threaten organic farming and the future availability of non-toxic food to
> the consumer.
> A deeper context for what is going on with this bill, and how we got to
> this point is available on Dr. Rima Laibow's website: Natural Solutions
> Foundation (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org)
> Anyone who has not watched Dr. Rima's video Nutricide will be greatly
> suprised by how far back in history the intended criminalization of
> organically produced food goes.
> A brief discussion will follow, after this very helpful email.....
> "Please forward to everyone.....
> US House and Senate are about (in a week and a half) to vote on bill that
> will OUTLAW ORGANIC FARMING (bill HR 875). There is an enormous rush to get
> this into law within the
> next 2 weeks before people realize what is happening.
> Main backer and lobbyist is *Monsanto* – chemical and genetic engineering
> giant corporation (and Cargill, ADM, and about 35 other related
> agri-giants). This bill will require organic farms to use specific
> fertilizers and poisonous insect sprays dictated by the newly formed agency
> to "make sure there is no danger to the public food supply". This will
> include backyard gardens that grow food only for a family and not for
> If this passes then NO more heirloom clean seeds but only Monsanto
> genetically altered seeds that are now showing up with unexpected diseases
> in humans.
> There is a video on the subject.
> And another one:
> The name on this outrageous food plan is: *Food Safety Modernization Act of
> 2009 (bill HR 875).
> THIS IS REAL, FOLKS! PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL CONCERNED ON YOUR MAILING LISTS
> & CALL YOUR SENATE REPRESENTETIVES TODAY!
> Get on that phone and burn up the wires. Get anyone else you can to do the
> same thing. The House and Senate WILL pass this if they are not massively
> threatened with loss of their position.... They only fear your voice and
> your vote. The best thing to do is go towww.house.gov/writerep all you
> have to do is put in your zip and it will give you
> your congressperson and how to get in touch with them. When you call their
> office someone will answer the phone, just tell them (politely) that you are
> calling to express your views on HR 875. Tell them your views, they'll take
> your name and address and pass your comments along to the congressperson.
> The following link is a list of the U.S. senators and their contact info:
> The FDA's not so hidden agenda.
> If the FDA was really concerned about FOOD SAFETY, why does it
> support the ruse that evil bacteria are appearing "out of nowhere" to
> destroy our
> food supply?
> visit www.naturalnews.com for more great cartoons
> The Truth:
> Unlike organic farming practises conventional Agribusiness farming utilizes
> Wastewater, Raw Human Sewage & Factory-Farmed manure (rich in
> antibiotic-resistant Salmonella and similarly virulent strains) and other
> unsanitary farming practises, which systemically infect produce, requiring
> the use of dangerous gamma-radiation, virus sprays, chemical sanitizers,
> Related Resources:
> Gary Null's page: "A Solemn Walk Through HR 875."
> HR 875: Monsanto Frankenfood Conspiracy Bill, by Linn Cohen Cole
> Dr. Mercola: Monsanto's Dream Bill - - HR 875
> HR 875/S 425: FARM TO FORK FOOD FASCISM COMES TO AMERICA
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