The House passed the so-called “Food Safety” bill, HR 4739 in July 2009, sending it to the Senate where it is being considered as S.510. After strong public opposition, a companion bill, S.3002, touting so-called “Dietary Supplement Safety” was abandoned, but S.3767, with an unprecedented extension of criminal penalties for “food crimes” was rushed forward in the last days of the September session. The Senate HELP committee “marked-up” S.510 and the Manager’s Amendments sent to the Floor as the Senate went into recess with the threat that the bills would be pushed after the Election by the ‘lame-duck” Congress. These bills remains very controversial and should reconsidered by the new Congress being elected this year.S.510, as written, threatens small farm, home, local/organic and community food production with onerous rules that, while perhaps appropriate for industrialized food production, will create impossible “barriers against entry” that will rapidly destroy such local and natural production. No protective language is included in the Senate bill that satisfies these concerns.
*Campaign for Libertybroke the story earlier today [Monday 11.15.10] that S.510, the horrific, fake “food safety” bill (and possibly its evil companions, S.3767 and the discredited S.3002) will be pushed through the Lame Duck Congress this week. It is definitely on the Obama Lame Duck Agenda. Our friends in DC have confirmed this.
*Update: 11.15.10 10 PM: Tea Party Nation reports: “On Wednesday, there will be a cloture vote on Senate bill S.510.”
THIS IS URGENT-- FLOOD CONGRESS WITH “NO S.510!” MESSAGES, STARTING NOW!
Please forward this message widely. Please "take the Action Item" below each day this week, for each person in your family!
If you need information about the bills, click here:
Our action item, to email US Senators, is here:THIS IS A RED ALERT! WE MUST FLOOD THE SENATE NOW!