This government seems desperate to destroy the small American farmer and organic farmers. This is clearly a bill written with the help of Big Agra, ie, Monsanto. HR 2749 came out of the worst of the “food safety” legislative bills.
This bill would give the Food and Drug Administration the power to quarantine a geographic area. Including “prohibiting or restricting movement of food or of any vehicle being used or that has been used or that has been used to transport or hold such food within the geographic area.” [This means “that has been used to transport or hold such food” would mean all cars that have ever brought groceries home or any pickup someone has eaten take-out in, so this means All transportation can be shut down under this].
Under this provision, farmers markets and local food sources could be shut down, even if they are not the source of the contamination. The agency can halt all movement of all food in a geographic area.
This insane bill has already passed the House because the idiots in Congress never read the bills. It will go to the Senate in short order as S510.
So, we begin with contaminated food from filthy corporate processors and concentrated animal feeding operations and we end up with our community gardens and our backyard tomatoes trashed for the “safety” of terrible industrialized so-called “farms.”
We want good food, grass-fed cattle and hogs and free range chicken, we will have them no more if the genetically modified, animal drugged, petrochemical fertilizer and pesticides with likes of Dow, Monsanto, Conagra get their way. This is a corporate nightmare around the most central and necessary aspects of a free society and a free country — farming and food.
The farmers will be under the imposition of surveillance, monitoring, warrant less entry, taking of all records, licensing, fees, codex and NAIS, in addition to massive penalties and prison terms.
This legislation is the most vicious, insane and cruel to all of Americans and must be trashed before it becomes law. Call your senators and tell them to vote such legislation down 1-877-762-8762.