Saturday, September 25, 2010

S.510 Will Kill Off Small Farms

I just got through listening to this interview with Judith McGeary, Executive Director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, as she discussed the disastrous effects S.510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act will have on small farming operations home owners, and small food business on the Alex Jones Show. This bill will kill the small farmer and further consolidate more power into the large corporations. Ms. McGeary provides some excellent information that sheds a tremendous amount of light on this destructive bill.

Comment: As a small farmer myself I have been following the movement of this bill and two other house bill, H.R. 2749 Food Safety Enhancement Act and H.R. 875 Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, which are equally destructive to the small farmer and American public.

This is one of those Orwellian bills that are masked behind buzzwords to deceive the public. There is nothing remotely safe about this bill and it will consolidate more control of our food stuff in the hands of a few companies, and will actually help China gain even more access to our food markets. Every American of every ideology should oppose this bill rigorously!

This bill is dangerous to our health, our small farms, the growing local food movement, and our nation’s security. Why is it dangerous to our nation’s security; because it puts all our food “eggs” into one basket, and any soldier will tell you you never do this; you never ever put all your logistics under one hat. We are safer when we have our foodstuff grown, distributed and sold across a wide spectrum of farm and business sizes.

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