Dear Readers, below is a very disturbing e-mail received concerning Bill HR 875 to outlaw organic farming!!! Please watch these videos and take action!!!! This could be happening very very soon!
> This is SO important I ask PLEASE READ IT NOW, thank you!
> Please forward to everyone you know…..now…..
> US House and Senate are about (in a week and a half) to vote on a bill that
> will OUTLAW ORGANIC FARMING (bill HR 875). There is an enormous rush to get
> this into law within the next 2 weeks before people realize what is
> Main backer and lobbyist is Monsanto – chemical and genetic engineering
> giant corporation (and Cargill, ADM, and about 35 other related
> agri-giants). This bill will require organic farms to use specific
> fertilizers and poisonous insect sprays dictated by the newly formed agency
> to “make sure there is no danger to the public food supply”. This will
> include backyard gardens that grow food only for a family and not for sales!
> Scroll down for more details on the bill.
> Scroll down for WHAT YOU CAN DO.
> If this passes then NO more heirloom clean seeds but only Monsanto
> genetically altered seeds that are now showing up with unexpected diseases
> in humans.
The name on this outrageous food plan is:
> Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (bill HR 875).
> THIS IS REAL, FOLKS!
> ** PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL CONCERNED ON YOUR
> MAILING LISTS &
> ** CALL YOUR SENATE REPRESENTATIVES TODAY!
> Get on that phone and burn up the wires. Get anyone else you can to do the
> same thing.
> The House and Senate WILL pass this if they are not massively threatened
> with loss of their position…. They only fear your voice and your vote.
> ** BEST THING TO DO is go to www.house.gov/writerep all you have to do is
> put in your zip and it will give you your congressperson and how to get in
> touch with them. When you call their office someone will answer the phone,
> just tell them (politely) that you are calling to express your views on HR
> Tell them your views, they’ll take your name and address and pass your
> comments along to the congressperson.
> The following link is a list of the U.S. senators and their contact info:
> Thank you for your time
> peace, love and participation for change!
> Here’s another link with more info:
> HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard
> gardener, and violation of the 10th amendment
> HR 875 is being steamrolled thru the House and we have to pick up the pace!
> HR 875
> This bill is sitting in committee and I am not sure when it is going to hit
> the floor. One thing I do know is that very few of the Representatives have
> read it. As usual they will vote on this based on what someone else is
> saying. Urge your members to read the legislation and ask for opposition to
> this devastating legislation. Devastating for everyday folks but great for
> factory farming ops like Monsanto, ADM, Sodexo and Tyson to name a few.
> I have no doubt that this legislation was heavily influenced by lobbyists
> from huge food producers. This legislation is so broad based that
> technically someone with a little backyard garden could get fined and have
> their property siezed. It will effect anyone who produces food even if they
> do not sell but only consume it. It will literally put all independent
> farmers and food producers out of business due to the huge amounts of money
> it will take to conform to factory farming methods. If people choose to farm
> without industry standards such as chemical pesticides and fertilizers they
> will be subject to a vareity of harassment from this completely new agency
> that has never before existed. That’s right, a whole new government agency
> is being created just to police food, for our own protection of course.
> DO NOT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, READ THIS LEGISLATION FOR YOURSELF. The more
> people who read this legislation the more insight we are going to get and be
> able to share. Post your observations and insights below. Urge your members
> to read this legislation and to oppose the passage of this legislation.
> Pay special attention to
> * Section 3 which is the definitions portion of the bill-read in it’s
> * section 103, 206 and 207- read in it’s entirety.
> Red flags I found and I am sure there are more………..
> * Legally binds state agriculture depts to enforcing federal guidelines
> effectively taking away the states power to do anything other than being
> food police for the federal dept.
> * Effectively criminalizes organic farming but doesn’t actually use the word
> * Effects anyone growing food even if they are not selling it but consuming
> * Effects anyone producing meat of any kind including wild game.
> * Legislation is so broad based that every aspect of growing or producing
> food can be made illegal. There are no specifics which is bizarre
> considering how long the legislation is.
> * Section 103 is almost entirely about the administrative aspect of the
> legislation. It will allow the appointing of officials from the factory
> farming corporations and lobbyists and classify them as experts and allow
> them to determine and interpret the legislation. Who do you think they are
> going to side with?
> * Section 206 defines what will be considered a food production facility and
> what will be enforced up all food production facilities. The wording is so
> broad based that a backyard gardener could be fined and more.
> * Section 207 requires that the state’s agriculture dept act as the food
> police and enforce the federal requirements. This takes away the states
> power and is in violation of the 10th amendment.
> * There are many more but by the time I got this far in the legislation I
> was so alarmed that I wanted to bring someone’s attention to it.
We will be following this closely and update you all on the news!!
Please leave your comments below and show your support !!
Stipa members field day – Thursday, 30 April 2009
Andrew Mosley from Cobar presented at the Stipa conference in
November. The Mosleys have regenerated over 10,000 acres of
A field trip to their property is being planned for Thursday 30 April 2009.
Members are asked to co-ordinate their own transport and bring:
* a chair
* hat and sun cream
* plenty of water.
Stipa will supply tea and coffee.
To assist with organisation of the field day, please RSVP no later than Monday 20 April 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6833 9920.
Etiwanda is approximately 100 km out of Cobar on the Hillston Road.
Meet Helen and Hugo on set as they film *Dung Beetles & Soil Health* with Guest Speaker : Dr. John Feehan!
Read Below for details!
INVITATION TO ALL FARMERS!!
LARGE AND SMALL HOLDINGS.
FREE EVENING – SEMINAR!
*DUNG BEETLES AND SOIL HEALTH”*
Presented by the Kilmore Pastoral
Sponsored By: ‘Fort Dodge’ Cydectin Drench
Guest Speaker: John Feehan
Dr. John Feehan is the recognized authority on dung beetles in Australia. He was the member of the CSIRO team tasked with introducing bovine Dung Beetles in Australia. When the project was concluded, John formed a private company to continue the work of researching, collecting and releasing suitable Dung Beetle species into Australian grazing regions.
Venue: Royal Oak Hotel Kilmore Victoria
Date: Tuesday 21’st of April
Time: 7:30 pm
(Meals available from 6:00pm prior to lecture commencing) Drinks and meals at bar prices!
LEARN MORE ON DUNG BEETLES AND THE BENEFITS THEY CARRY!
• Aerates the soil
• Buries dung in the plant root zone
• Works at no cost
• Deepens topsoil
• Reduces bush fly and parasite breeding
• Doesn’t use fuel fossils
*HAVE YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND CHECK OUT THE DUNG BEETLE DISPLAY!!*
R.S.V.P : Monday 13th of April
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Complimentary Supper at the conclusion of the evening! Approx 9:15!
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