Friday, August 14, 2009

A lengthy look at HR: 2749


By Doreen HannesAugust 14,

HR 2749 Authorizes International Take-Over of Domestic Food Production


Congressional staffers have been telling people that HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, does not authorize the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Many organic groups have agreed with them. However, this is misleading. Though HR 2749 does not name "the" National Animal Identification System, it still authorizes the program. It also does not state that it legally authorizes Good Agricultural Practices, or GAP, partially comprising Codex guidelines on traceability and food safety, and the OIE's Guide to Good Farming Practices including auditing, certification and inspections, disincentives for not participating in the form of fines, penalties, and loss of access to market, but it does. Is it possible that Congress was not aware of what it voted on? The bill was changed three times in a 24-hour period before passing the House 283-142 on July 30, 2009.

Are these assertions about HR 2749 wild and unsubstantiated? Proving them is fairly easy—just understand “Good Agricultural Practices” (GAP), how the agencies of the World Trade Organization operate within member countries to achieve them and what comprises the actual jurisdiction of the FDA and USDA. A brief explanation follows, along with substantiating quotes from HR 2749.

First we look to jurisdiction in HR2749…...

The rest of the article is quite lengthy as the author goes into detail how this HR 2749 hides NAIS regulations into it but it is worth the read. My eyes glass over when I read legalese but someone needs to keep track of what the control freaks try to foist on everyone. It sure seems as though our freedom is under attack with all the regulations they are trying to get passed. Every person who values the freedom to eat or grow good wholesome, clean and locally sustainable foods should be alarmed by these kinds of measures.

Click here for the full story.

There's alot of debate going on as to what they are actually trying to do with measures like NAIS. Those who are for it ridicule the people who are against it as being paranoid and reading in things that aren't really there.

But, perhaps those who are for it or those who willingly go along put little value on freedom. Maybe they feel secure with Big Brother watching their every move. Maybe they like being slaves and serfs in the "Global Plantation".


Anonymous wl said...

"Is it possible that Congress was not aware of what it voted on?"
Like that's never happened before!

Maybe those who put little value on freedom have been misled (or misled themselves) as to what freedom really is. Security is definitely an issue, as we have seen millions trust and obey the government for their salvation, trading in the risks of freedom for the illusion of safety.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous William Cross said...

Brings back an old recollection:

"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."

Benjamin Franklin

11:56 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Some good points.


Thanks for the quote. That's a good one.

4:27 PM  

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