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houseofdavid 03-22-2009 08:54 PM

New Laws That Are A Threat To Natural/Organic Food
 
Obviously eating healthy is the entire foundation to most every athletes training regimen; however this may not be possible in the future for ANYONE if we don't all do something about it. There are numerous bills being fast tracked through congress to put an end to all organic/privately held ranchers and farmers. These bills look friendly at first glance i.e. trying to protect the general public from food borne illnesses but they are not. I would assume those of you who are farmers or in a related field are already well aware of some of these laws if not all of them and there they are as follows: HR 875, S 425, HR 814, HR 759

Below is an email I wrote to another health organization that will clearly spell out how to find these laws for yourself online and contact your congressmen to oppose them.

Please email your representative and all your senators. More importantly these bills are in the following committees you must email these folks or call them and tell them this is not what is best for the health of the population for a number of reasons here are just a few. The top ten killers in the US are as follows: Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, Chronic Lower Resp. Disease, Accidents, Diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, Influenza/Pneumonia, Nephritis, and Septicemia. None of these have anything to do with food borne illnesses nor can any agency on the planet can prove we have a severe food borne illness issue. If they are so worried about the populationís health why not tackle the top ten killers in the US. What has been proven is many herbicides/pesticides that farmers use are closely linked to cancer. The first lady (Mrs. Obama) just started her own organic garden to promote a healthy public; according to HR 875 if it were to pass she will potentially be breaking the law; so why the confliction? Mrs. Obama promoting healthy ORGANIC food and new legislation clearly stating that in order to promote health farmers/ranchers must use harsh chemicals and drugs? Lastly these bills are causing unjust overhead to the small organic farmer who will be forced to either raise their prices or go out of business leaving the large agriculture factories a monopoly.
Here is the link to the first lady and her organic garden.http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/...rss_topstories
Here is a link to a website that will provide all the links to the bills just search for HR 875, S 425, HR 814, HR 759. Note all these bills attack the organic farmers by either outlawing organic food or creating monster financial overhead/burden for them thereby forcing them out of business. http://www.govtrack.us/
Here is a link to find your representatives and senators.
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/findyourreps.xpd
Remember these bills are in committees you must email those folks.
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/committee.xpd?id=HSAG
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/committee.xpd?id=HSIF
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/committee.xpd?id=SSAF

Please take the time to Google these laws to find out what they are really all about and then pass this on to everyone you know. I don't want to have to be stuck eating toxic garbage for the rest of my life nor do I want to see others eating it either.

CAVEMAN 03-23-2009 04:56 PM

Once again you can thank your republicans & democrats for infringing on the private sector! Oh yes it will be ok for Mrs. Obama to have here organic garden, just nobody else!

Socialism is coming.............

Chris F 03-23-2009 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by CAVEMAN
Once again you can thank your republicans & democrats for infringing on the private sector! Oh yes it will be ok for Mrs. Obama to have here organic garden, just nobody else!

Socialism is coming.............


Coming? Its already here. Gov owns the banks, housing markets, auto industry, and much more. In 3 years if there is not a change we will be like much of Europe. The Good news is his bill was killed from what I read yesterday.

CAVEMAN 03-23-2009 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris F
Coming? Its already here. Gov owns the banks, housing markets, auto industry, and much more. In 3 years if there is not a change we will be like much of Europe. The Good news is his bill was killed from what I read yesterday.

You're correct, I just don't think it has "hit home" with a lot of people yet. Good to hear this bill was shot down.

I am very concerned with how things are going to be in this country in the very near future.

This thread might need to be put in the woodshed! :laugh:

rockdawg21 03-23-2009 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by CAVEMAN
Once again you can thank your republicans & democrats for infringing on the private sector! Oh yes it will be ok for Mrs. Obama to have here organic garden, just nobody else!

That's exactly what I was thinking. Barack mentioned Michelle's garden in the 60 Minutes interview last night. I think that's great, but of course, here comes the hypocrisy. Perhaps an e-mail should be sent to Mrs. Obama regarding this. If it's REALLY one of her big initiatives, she would fight for this to not change.

Of course, 52% of the people voted for it (change), so that's what 100% of us are getting.

Chris F 03-23-2009 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by CAVEMAN
You're correct, I just don't think it has "hit home" with a lot of people yet. Good to hear this bill was shot down.

I am very concerned with how things are going to be in this country in the very near future.

This thread might need to be put in the woodshed! :laugh:

Yeah it is more of a political issue and not so much nutrition. It will take a while for it to hit home but socialism has been creeping in since the 70's. Federal Education (or as I call it indoctrination), the mass increase of welfare programs, The gov practically bank rolls corp farms, IRS etc etc. We need a politician with guts to do the right thing and worry less about keeping his political job.

houseofdavid 03-23-2009 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris F
Coming? Its already here. Gov owns the banks, housing markets, auto industry, and much more. In 3 years if there is not a change we will be like much of Europe. The Good news is his bill was killed from what I read yesterday.

I checked and these bills are all still in the committees; I wish they were all shot down though. I hate socialism.

Chris F 03-23-2009 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by houseofdavid
I checked and these bills are all still in the committees; I wish they were all shot down though. I hate socialism.

DeLauro? The bills sponsor recently said on the news she was not aware of the backlash and it is unlikely it we see any committee meeting. When I worked for a senator that was code for the bill is dead no one wants to waste political capital on this bill. So it is doubtful Pelosi wants to waste it on this food bill for now. Does not mean they won't try to sneak it in as an amendment on an omnibus bill.

houseofdavid 03-25-2009 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Chris F
DeLauro? The bills sponsor recently said on the news she was not aware of the backlash and it is unlikely it we see any committee meeting. When I worked for a senator that was code for the bill is dead no one wants to waste political capital on this bill. So it is doubtful Pelosi wants to waste it on this food bill for now. Does not mean they won't try to sneak it in as an amendment on an omnibus bill.

Sweet! Thanks for the info.

Chris F 03-25-2009 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by houseofdavid
Sweet! Thanks for the info.

We should still keep our eyes peeled. I do not trust them.


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