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Originally Posted: 30 June 2009
Reject HR 2749 and Clean Up Factory Farms Instead
From The Peace Team
Tell your Federal Senators and Representative to vote against HR 2749 that will give FDA and agribusiness unprecedented police powers over food production.
Sign the online petition here
And/Or better yet, make direct contact:
Find your U.S. Representative here
Find your U.S. Senators here
Here we have yet another phony food safety bill, which does NOTHING but grant the FDA massive new police powers without actual policy oversight. And it would do NOTHING to solve the actual problem, the stinking cesspools which call themselves "modern" factory farms, the SOLE source of whatever filth there is in our food supply. We don't need burdensome new tracing regimes to drive small farmers out of business, we already know exactly where the problem is.
H.R. 2749 [text of bill] would give some FDA administrator (read self-serving corporate lobbyist) the power to dictate what farming practices must and must not be used nationwide (read enforced GMOs, growth hormones, and weird chemicals in our food). How can Congress make sane policy without identifying the specific problem and its source before empowering 10 year criminal sentences and $100,000 fines? It can't. But only if we stop them from doing it, by speaking out now.
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