ANOTHER STEP ON THE STAIRS TO SERFDOM
During the Christmas Holiday season, our Lame Duck Congress passed a new law.
With little fanfare from the media, and almost unnoticed by the American citizens,
and it has been signed into law by President Obama. It’s called The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), or S 510. Today, I’m going to break it down, explain
the absolute danger that this Act poses to our entire society and, hopefully, we
can discuss FSMA and the things we can do to keep from being harmed by it.
Anytime the U.S. Government passes a law to “protect” the people, I cringe.
Over the last few years, I have not seen one piece of legislation that has passed
accomplish it’s intended purpose. TARP, Stimulus, and Healthcare reform have, to
this point achieved nothing for the American people. They have enriched bankers,
insurance companies, Unions, Big Pharma and the already wealthy. The real winners
are the politicians, not the people. Big Brother is back again, to protect us from
food bourne illness and save American lives. Sounds good to me, NOT!
Here’s some stats from the CDC on what we’re being protected from. • Out of the
5,000 food-borne illness deaths each year in the United States, only 1,809 are
“attributable to foodborne transmission” according to the CDC
• E.coli, which is often quoted in the big scare stories about food safety, only
kills 78 people a year through food-borne transmission (52 plus 26, from the CDC’s
chart). Interestingly, according to the CDC’s own numbers (from 1998), more people
are killed from being struck by lightning each year than from e.coli.
• Listeria kills 499 people and Salmonella kills 553 people. But salmonella poisoning
is easily acquired from store-bought chickens, of which two-thirds are contaminated with
salmonella every day! Since the food safety bill doesn’t even address chickens, cows or
other animals because those are handled by the USDA, this salmonella fatality figure
probably won’t be reduced at all. (Salmonella comes largely from animals: Fowl,
So how many people will the Food Safety Modernization Act actually impact? It’s
primarily going to address e.coli poisoning and Listeria contamination. So we’re talking
about a grand total of 78 + 499 people each year, or 577 people. Over 5 years, thats 2830
The Food Safety Modernization Act is initially funded at 1.4 BILLION dollars over 5 years.
I think you can see why I threw a flag on FSMA, 1.4 Billion to attempt to save 2830 lives.
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.
2. It would end US sovereignty over its own food supply by insisting on compliance with
the WTO. It states: 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.”
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.
6. 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.
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.
10, 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.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, but this is just an article, not a book! Some of you are
having a OMG moment and others are saying this is all just BS. But it’s all in the Act.
Theoretically, the FDA could appear at A Puritan Decendants home and order him to remove his
apple trees, in the name of food safety, without a shred of scietific evidence. You think they
won’t do that, they already have! And it’s perfectly legal and now have 1.4 billion dollars in
the bank. Check out poor Roscoe:
It all starts with a farmer named Roscoe Filburn, a modest farmer who grew wheat
in his own back yard in order to feed his chickens. One day, a U.S. government
official showed up at his farm. Noting that Filburn was growing a lot of wheat,
this government official determined that Filburn was growing too much wheat and
ordered Filburn to destroy his wheat crops and pay a large fine to the federal
government. The year was 1940, you see. And through a highly protectionist policy,
the federal government had decided to artificially drive up the prices of wheat by
limiting the amount of wheat that could be grown on any given acre. This is all part
of Big Government’s “infinite wisdom” of trying to somehow improve prosperity by
destroying food and impairing economic productivity. (Be wary any time the government
says it’s going to “solve problems” for you.)
The federal government, of course, claims authority over all commerce (even when such
claims are blatantly in violation of the limitations placed upon government by the
Constitution). But Roscoe Filburn wasn’t selling his wheat to anyone. Thus, he was
not engaged in interstate commerce. He wasn’t growing wheat as something to use for
commerce at all, in fact. He was simply growing wheat in his back yard and feeding
it to his chickens. That’s not commerce. That’s just growing your own food.
But get this: The government insisted he pay a fine and destroy his wheat, so Filburn
took the government to court, arguing that the federal government had no right to
tell a man to destroy his food crops just because they wanted to protect some sort
of artificially high prices in the wheat market.
This case eventually went to the US Supreme Court. It’s now known as Wickard v. Filburn,
and it is one of the most famous US Supreme Court decisions ever rendered because it
represents a gross expansion of the tyranny of the federal government.
The US Supreme Court, you see, ruled that Roscoe Filburn’s wheat could be regulated and
destroyed by the federal government simply because Roscoe’s wheat production might
reduce the amount of wheat he bought from other wheat producers and therefore could
impact interstate trade. Now stay with me on this, because this is a really, really
important point to understand. The federal government claimed authority under the
Commerce Clause of the US Constitution (Article 1, Section 8), even though the
Commerce Clause was originally written primarily to prevent states from erecting
tariffs, not to allow the federal government to control interstate trade. But thanks
to the twisted interpretation of the government — and believe me, the government will
twist every interpretation it can in an effort to assert more power over the
population — the feds claimed that Filburn’s growing of his own wheat effectively
reduced interstate commerce in wheat. Therefore, they reasoned, they could regulate
his backyard wheat production (and order him to destroy his wheat).
So it seems that the U.S. Government has the authority to dictate everything about
one of the most important human needs, FOOD. All it takes is one big outbreak,
and kaboom, they could outlaw gardens, small farms, farmers markets and the list goes
on and on. OH! Just before passage the MSM has reported that Al Qieda has threatened
to poison our food in restaraunts and hotels. How convenient! Before it’s passage,
this was said about the Act: “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
This Act threatens our very existence. The big question is how do we the people avoid
being caught up in the web of a dictorial, draconian law that could force us to eat only
Government approved foods? At some point, the people are going to say “NO” to government
intrusion, and a government enforced food shortage might be the reason.
Let’s chat about your feelings on this, your ideas to counteract the issue if it comes
to your doorstep.
HR.759 Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act, which fully restricts local food
producers and natural health remedies.