Those more familiar with law should make the speciific changes, check out
items that need to be addressed through many of the views expressed below
for more specific details. One of the biggest problems is the lack of
specifics, instead it sets up systems where they can make up the specifics
as they go along to meet the needs of the Client for whom the legislation
was written.
Posted by LydiaScott <>
on 03/06/09 03:36 AM
[Newer: HR 875  <> is
being steamrolled thru the House and we have to pick up the pace!] [Older:
Is  <> this an
opportunity to push the Indiana Honest Money act? ]

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

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

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 organic. 

*	Effects anyone growing food even if they are not selling it but
consuming it. 

*	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. (to the one person who reads my blog) 

Didn't Stalin nationalize farming methods that enabled his administration to
gain control over the food supply?  Didn't Stalin use the food to control
the people?

Last word...... Legislate religion and enforce gag orders on ministers on
what can and can't be said in the pulpit, instituting regulations forcing
people to rely soley on the government, control the money and the food.
What is that called?  It is on the tip of my tongue..........

I haven't read any of the Senate's version of the bill as I have been poring
thru the House's version.  Here is the link and I hope some of you can take
a look and post your observations and insights below.  One thing I am pretty
sure of is that very few if any Senator's have actually read the legislation
and when it comes up for a vote they will more than likely take someone
else's word on how they should vote.  The other thing I am pretty sure about
is that the legislation was probably written by lobbyists and industry

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