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#1 of 3 Old 04-01-2009, 10:49 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Since those at this board care about food, I'm copying the text of an email I just received about HR 875. Please check it out!

US House and Senate are about (in a week and a half) to
> vote on 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
> happening.
>
> Main backer and lobbyist is (guess who) Monsanto –
> chemical and genetic
> engineering giant corporation. 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.
>
> 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.
>
> There is a video on the subject.
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thE54K3PaTY
>
> And another one:
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeWVkTU1s1E
>
> 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 REPRESENTETIVES 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.
>
> The 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
> 875. Tell them your views, they'll take your name and
> address and pass your
> comments along to the congressperson. The following link
> http://www.senate.gov/general/contac...nators_cfm.cfm
> is a list
> of the U.S. senators and their contact info.

I should probably be doing something else right now.
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http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy...ming-440320604

Some of the email seems like miscommunication....

Kathy, mother of 3, wife of 1. My new recipe blog: www.kathysrecipebox.wordpress.com (no longer searchable by allergen, but at least it doesn't have a virus!)
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Yeah, this is a little more even-handed.

I should probably be doing something else right now.
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