Educating Congress: Do Not Supress Organic and Small Farmers and Ranchers; Natural Food Products
Farmers Under Attack...
This urgent message is from our correspondent, Linn Cohen-Cole on February 17, 2009:
We have less than two weeks to stop the take over the farms and ranches.
H.R. 875 and S. 425
We need to rally people immediately.
The new administration is pushing new
farm controls through Congress as fast as possible and have coordinated
the bills so there will be no debate and the committee meetings are
Transparency, change, undoing Bush's
regulations, giving the public time to comment, grassroots anything?
Our entire food system and thus our health is being decided without
the public knowing and those who do know have zero access and the media
is absent and they are moving at warp speed to sew this up.
Would you put these out, in this
order, showing the article as you do so people are more likely to read
it? They are imperfect but the closest I've come to explaining how the
game is going to be played. No direct, frontal assault on organic
farming but an insidious process of "infecting" organic farming...
Example: imagine Joel Salatin's
wonderful organic farm under the direction of the USDA, with detailed
instructions on what he must feed and when, how he must medically
"treat" his animals and with what, what he must "spray" and when, ...
you get the picture. These bills will industrialize all farms and
insure the farmers are forced to buy chemicals and drugs. Organic is
dead. As well as human control over the food supply. As well as
Schoolmarm approach to punishing farmers out of farming.
Cohen-Cole is a dedicated researcher and "Paul Revere" of health
freedom. At her urging, we've set up an Action Item for you to send an
unmistakable message to your representatives in the Senate and the
House. We must educate Congress that you do not want organic and small
farmers regulated out of existence. You do not want "Big Agra"
regulations, perhaps necessary to protect the public when dealing with
large scale agra business, applied to organic and small family farms
and ranches or to natural and organic food products, including Dietary
This is very unfortunate. Small companies of all kinds are being punished in this country with regulations that are supposed to help Americans but end up hurting them instead. Even people who work at home hand making toys and clothing are under attack as certain groups are trying to push a bill that will require all items meant to be used by children under age 10 (i think) be tested for lead, even if they are just plain unpainted wood, a test that costs thousands of dollars. No one can afford that except mass producers. So now organic and small farmers are being attacked? Nothing new. Large farms have been trying to take them over for a long time, they've just found a new way. You go through the San Jaoquin Valley in California where most of the nations produce is grown and you see all this small farms, or think they're small farms, but they're really parcels of land belonging to Dole and Sunmaid or other large corporations. Its sad really. Pretty soon this country is going to be owned by a handful of large corporations.