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Senate Bill Seeks to Outlaw Home Gardening


By : Allen Smith     —- UPDATED : 12-1-2010
The Killing Fields of Monsanto

Bell Pepper Garden by Allen Smith

Bell Pepper Garden by Allen Smith

Senate Bill S510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, won a majority vote of  74 – 25 on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 to proceed with the bill that would, in the beginning, have made home gardening and storing your own seeds illegal.  Working on the same scare tactics for the sake of safety, the bill received a record vote attendance of 250.

The bill is described as a bill that will “amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply.” The bill is being pushed by seed giant, Monsanto and their countless subsidiaries.  John Ashcroft and Donald Rumsfeld are reported to own stock in Monsanto and have made millions of dollars from the company. Not surprising, they are big supporters of Bill S510.

The original bill had been called the most “dangerous bill in the history of America,” which would have granted the U.S. Government new authority over the public’s right to grow, trade and transport any foods.  Furthermore, the original bill would have given the Federal Government the power to regulate the garden that you grow in your own backyard.  It would have granted the power to arrest and imprison anyone selling home-grown vegetables at farmer markets and would criminalize the transporting of organic produce if you did not comply with the authoritarian rules.

If made law, this bill would place all food production, even from your own personal garden, under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security.  It would also sell out the U. S. Sovereignty over our own food supply, by ceding to the authority of both the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Codex Alimentarius.   The bill would ultimately place Monsanto as the head of a new monopoly.

Fortunately, the bill in its original state was thrown out and revised. Under the new bill, growing your own garden will not be illegal. However, gardeners who plan to sell their own home-grown vegetables to restaurants or for those farmer markets, will have to abide by a USDA inspection of their garden. Hurt the most, will be the commercial farmers and seed importers which will also have to meet up to the new USDA standards. Standards that will largely be aimed at supporting Monsanto as the primary seed supplier;  an action that will hurt millions of farmers who, for generations, have stored their own seeds for future crops.

If you feel this bill is unconstitutional and is creating a power monopoly by Monsanto and others, you can help stop bill S510 by contacting your senators and letting them know that you oppose this bill. To learn more on how you can stop bill S510, visit Citizens for Health.

© 2010, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 34 year veteran ( started at an early age in family moving business) of the trucking industry, many of those years spent over the road. He has been an owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and has owned and operated a moving company, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. One thing though that most will say is that the reason and motivation behind the author, Allen Smith, is the fact he is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. As you read many of the blog posts you’ll discover that he is opinionated and speaks openly about the ongoing issues of the trucking industry. He supports other fellow advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who are in need of honesty, guidance and direction. The list of supporters and like minded people grows daily and their ability to network together and share their thoughts and ideas for the betterment of others within trucking, has allowed the forward movement of... "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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  2. james

    That is just plain craziness….how could they even propose such a stupid idiotic bill…

  3. gilby

    thats our goverment for ya,we should NOT be afraid of the “Goverment”
    we are loseing our rights every day and nobody is taking any action on this issue.there is two types of goverment one for the pepole and one for the miltary,and they both sucks.

  4. Jeff Bracken

    I believe the “New World Order” is being thrown upon us. And the anti-Christ will be ushered in. The government wants to control every aspect of our lives and have us depend on them. Then comes the mark of the beast (666). If you haven’t excepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior yet? Right now may be a great time.

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