Friday, April 10, 2009

HR 875: The end of the Farmers Market

HR 875 is a bill that is currently being rushed through congress. It is also know as The Food Safety Modernazation Act of 2009 it effectively creates a new agency with extensive powers to enforce federal guidelines taking away the power from individual states. It's reach is seemingly limitless affecting small farmers and producers through its new definition of food production facilities which can be applied to almost anything including your back yard vegetable garden.

By standardizing food production procedures to factory farming methods they will automatically force out smaller organic producers who are not able either financially or morally to comply. This will leave the public no options as to how they choose their meat, dairy, produce etc.

This is a prime example of a Hagalian Dialectic. They create the problem and then provide us with the solution. The problem being that the USA relies to heavily on food imported from third world countries that have poor sanitary practices. The solution standardize all food production and turn it all over to large agri-business corporations and force small organic producers to close there doors.

If you do not think that HR 875 is a good idea write your state represenative and let them know that you do not need the nanny state nosing around in your back yard garden.

Peace, JOEY.

1 comment:

Dana said...

Thank you for posting this information. I called my congressmen and advised friends and family to do the same!