The implications here are horrendous… we could lose our organic farms and our heirloom seeds and our right to make our own decisions about what food we choose to eat.
PLEASE! Sign the petition!
One of the most potentially dangerous bills we’ve ever heard of is trying to sneak its way through Congress right now, in the sheep’s clothing of so-called modernization” of food safety. HR 875 (text of bill) is a bill put up by Monsanto and other monolithic corporations trying to seize totalitarian control over all agriculture.
It was introduced by Rosa DeLauro, whose husband WORKS for Monsanto, and is ultimately about one thing, defining ONLY their own GMO products as “safe”.
What makes the bill so dangerous is that it is heavy on penalties including prison time, while at the same time being incredibly vague about what would actually trigger those sanctions. HR 875 is nothing but a Trojan horse, with an invading army to be designated later, in the form of an bureaucratic administrator (most likely a corporate lobbyist shill) with draconian LAW MAKING POWER to make up their own definitions so that all competitors are either driven into bankruptcy or locked up. There are problems with food safety we can talk about, but HR 875 is not going to make us safer, any more than invading Iraq made us safer. It MUST be stopped.
Stop HR 875 Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum959.php
So in the midst of this attempted Panzer action by Monsanto, are we hearing about any of this in our propaganda based mainstream media?
No, they distract our attention talking about Michelle Obama’s adorable organic garden at the White House, as if she is making agricultural policy.
But will that little White House garden end up as something like a diorama, a quaint reenactment of what farming used too be like when it was healthy, they way they would reenact Betsy Ross sewing the first American flag? Will they lull us into complacency while down the street Congress at the same time paves the way for breaking the back of every small farmer in the country, turning our entire agricultural system into a chemically overtreated, Genetically Mutated Organism (GMO) nightmare?
Hell, No! Not if we will have anything to say about it. And you can bet the farm we will.
We’d like to also remind our Facebook participants that all action pages can be found in their system as well. So let’s get all our Facebook friends in on the activist resource there.
http://apps.facebook.com/fb_voices/action.php?qnum=pnum959 (must be a member of Facebook and logged in to use this link)
And we are working very hard on even more magical new code to expand the access options for getting a message through to Congress even further. Please stay tuned and we will have some amazing news for you shortly. We will start beta testing the new module by the weekend.