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TAKE ACTION NOW! S. 510, Food Safety Bill: A Threat to Health Food Stores, Farms and Consumers

http://www.citizens.org/?page_id=40

Please go to this link and send a letter to your Senators protesting this bill coming up for vote this Wednesday, November 18. This is urgent.

"A new bill, euphemistically entitled the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act” (S. 510), would cost Americans $825 billion in 2010, yet does not address the root causes of food safety problems in the U.S.

The House of Representatives version of this bill, H.R. 2749, originally failed by a vote in the House yet was brought back and passed (the same week) under different rules.

If this Senate version passes, it would:

--Undermine DSHEA and move the U.S. one step closer to harmonizing its standards under the Codex Alimentarius with those of restrictive regimes like the European Union. (DSHEA, or the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, says that supplements are food and are safe for consumption unless proven otherwise – ensuring that millions of Americans are able to enjoy access to safe, effective and affordable dietary supplements).

--Give the FDA inappropriate, and unprecedented, control over farms and direct-to-consumer distributors. If passed, the law would charge facilities an annual $500 registration fee, require redundant record keeping, and expand the FDA´s authority to quarantine geographic areas for alleged food safety problems – all without significantly improving food safety.

--Harm U.S. organic farmers by imposing overlapping regulations.

--Hurt food supplements and health food stores and waste taxpayer dollars by imposing standards that are already covered by the AER (Adverse Event Reporting) Law, cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and food facility registration.

--Cripple local food co-ops, farm stands, independent ranchers and artisanal food producers by imposing unnecessary standards and prohibitively expensive bureaucratic burdens.

Clearly, S. 510, while claiming to increase food safety, would actually leave consumers more vulnerable to food-borne diseases since the FDA would be required to use a mathematical, algorithm-centered, risk-based food safety system called HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) rather than doing old-fashioned and effective physical, on-site inspections in plants, factory farms and slaughterhouses, where the actual food safety concerns are.

Furthermore, the U.S. has abrogated its duty to inspect and enforce food safety standards, both here and abroad, by allowing processing plants to regulate themselves under the failed HACCP system. It has embraced policies that have driven independent U.S. farmers and ranchers out of business and replaced them with corporate-owned, industrialized food production units that are known to cut food safety corners to maximize corporate profits."

Go to http://www.citizens.org/?page_id=40 to send your letter to your senators.




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I think we could stop this if people paid as much attention as

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin
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they do to the end the fed thing.

THINK OUTSIDE OF THE ECONOMY BOX!

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Ok, so someone's foreclosure story's on the front page, but not

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin
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this?

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An ever increasing mess we the people have to clean up.

What was It George Bush Sr.once said on Camera?

"If the American People really knew what we did and are doing,
they'd chase us down the streets and hang us from the nearest Trees."

What more of an admital to treason do people want from Politicians ?

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Didn't know he said that. When?

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin
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Did it.

Thank you so much for sounding the alarm.

I will keep sounding

until everyone goes and protests this.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Didn't something like that already pass?

The so-called "fascist food bill"- HR 2749 passed the House, then I don't know if it passed the Senate.

Anyway, no, I won't call my Reps, they *NEVER* EVER* vote the way I ask. I'm not going to be persuaded to waste my time on those crooks anymore.

Ignoring government doesn't work

Let me save you a couple of decades.

Of all the things you can do, expressing your opinion to your reps is one of the most cost effective. I say that, even though I live in California and my reps won't budge, either.

You just have to soften them up until the tide turns and keep working on educating your neighbors.

IMissLiberty

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Read about it above

HR 2749 narrowly passed so we need to ensure that this does not pass. If you don't think your reps will support it, at least you can pass it on to someone else.

Thanks.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

The line is drawn....

Now they will come for your food.

What are you prepared to do?

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

This is not a test...

It is a real EMERGENCY. Do not let them drive this nail into our coffins. Just faxed ... now calling. Thanks, Qwerk for bringing it back up top : ) I was just looking for it.

Will fax senators in AM - bump for now.

http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/ = site to find your congress critters.

Done! Bump for morning folks to do the same!

In Liberty.

This should be on the front page! BUMP!

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin
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I agree

I would hope everyone who is on the DailyPaul will go sign it and send it on.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Done and Bump

It feels like they are coming at us from all sides. Some days I just cant keep up . Thanks for posting this healthnutforfreedom

will

do

Done... thanks

"Human beings with love and compassion are some of the most beautiful creatures in the universe... Those without are a plague on us all."

"Human beings with love and compassion are some of the most beautiful creatures in the universe... Those without are a plague on us all."

Thanks for the info.

signed and forwarding message to friends.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" MLK

sent

the link on the page isnt working
copy/paste their letter
to your senators...
THIS IS SERIOUS!!!!

Psalm 109:8

Is this page

working for you? I filled out the information, but there is no way to send it to my reps. Or is it meant to cut and paste and we find our reps contacts?

From what I can tell

They use your zip code and direct it to your senators based on that. So, it is very easy. You just fill out a few lines and click on it and it goes.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

very serious issue. take

very serious issue. take action.

Thanks

for bumping. I think this is one of the most vital issues and goes with everything we are fighting against.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Shameless bump!

Please, people, do what needs to be done here.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Oooooo damn.

bump for action.

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"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin
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government of the people, by the people, for the people
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