- S510 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-510,
the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill
in the history of the US. (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-510
- "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." It is similar to what India faced
with imposition of the salt tax during British rule, only S 510 extends
control over all food in the US, violating the fundamental human right
to food." ~ Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower.
- Monsanto says it has no interest in the bill and would
not benefit from it, but Monsanto's Michael Taylor who gave us rBGH and
unregulated genetically modified (GM) organisms, appears to have designed
it and is waiting as an appointed Food Czar to the FDA (a position unapproved
by Congress) to administer the agency it would create without judicial
review if it passes.
- S 510 would give Monsanto unlimited power over all US
seed, food supplements, food AND FARMING.
- In the 1990s, Bill Clinton introduced HACCP (Hazardous
Analysis Critical Control Points) purportedly to deal with contamination
in the meat industry. Clinton's HACCP delighted the offending corporate
(World Trade Organization "WTO") meat packers since it allowed
them to inspect themselves, eliminated thousands of local food processors
(with no history of contamination), and centralized meat into their control.
Monsanto promoted HACCP.
- In 2008, Hillary Clinton, urged a powerful centralized
food safety agency as part of her campaign for president. Her advisor
was Mark Penn, CEO of Burson Marsteller*, a giant PR firm representing
Monsanto. Clinton lost, but Clinton friends such as Rosa DeLauro, whose
husband's firm lists Monsanto as a progressive client and globalization
as an area of expertise, introduced early versions of S 510.
- S 510 fails on moral, social, economic, political, constitutional,
and human survival grounds.
- 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. It resembles the Kissinger Plan.
- 2. It would end US sovereignty over its own food supply
by insisting on compliance with the WTO, thus threatening national security.
It would end the Uruguay Round Agreement Act of 1994, which put US sovereignty
and US law under perfect protection. Instead, S 510 says:
- 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."
Since under that law, the US is a corporate entity and not a location,
"entry of food into the US" covers food produced anywhere within
the land mass of this country and "entering into" it by virtue
of being produced.
- 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. See Seeds How to criminalize
them, for more details.
- 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 Organization for
Animal Health (OIE) in allowing mass slaughter of even heritage breeds
of animals and without proof of disease. Biodiversity in farm animals
is being wiped out to substitute genetically engineered animals on which
corporations hold patents. Animal diseases can be falsely declared. S
510 includes the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), despite its corrupt
involvement in the H1N1 scandal, which is now said to have been concocted
by the corporations.
- 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
- 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. This would industrialize
every farm in the US, eliminate local organic farming, greatly increase
global warming from increased use of oil- based products and long-distance
delivery of foods, and make food even more unsafe. The five items listed
the Five Pillars of Food Safety are precisely the items in the food supply
which are the primary source of its danger.
- 10. It uses food crimes as the entry into police state
power and control. 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.
- For further information, watch these videos
- Food Laws Forcing people to globalize?
Corporate Rule? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXoJHG-er7A&feature=related