Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wikileaks: U.S. State Department Fears Release of "How To" Video

Robert LaRue: Wanted Man
In its most recent release of 400,000 Iraq documents, Wikileaks has uncovered grave U.S. concern over the release of a video demonstrating how any household can grow its own nutritious food. 

"The timing of this Wikileaks release is particularly egregious, especially with the work we put into passing S.510, the Food Safety Modernization Act," said Oklahoma Republican Congressman William Holdoff.  "The food industry is one of the largest remaining non-military contributions to the GNP - second only to heathcare.   Keeping the populace healthy with home-grown organic food hurts economic growth.  It's a security risk." 

'The Double Victory Garden', a one-hour how-to HD video presentation, enlists the knowledge of 30-year veteran gardener Robert LaRue to provide all his secrets behind successful cultivation of organic food with minimal labor.  

According to State Department Memo BE-1730:

"We can only link the title 'Double Victory Garden' to the household gardens used to feed U.S. households during World War II.  While it has not been determined what is implied by the term 'Double Victory', we are concerned that these gardens may have twice the yield."

According to the latest Wikileaks bombshell, a pre-release bootlegged copy was found amongst the personal effects of U.S. troops serving in a compound in Tikrit.  Apparently, some U.S. soldiers were attempting to supplement the diet provided to them by military contractors KBR and SAIC.  

The Memo continues:

"U.S. soldiers in Tikrit were sectioning plots of land, acquiring the necessary organic inputs and harvesting organic food that came dangerously close to exceeding recommended nutrient levels defined by Codex Alimentarius.  This is a worrisome level of self preservation among the troops that could eventually lead to troop concerns over depleted uranium and mandatory vaccines."

The Double Victory Garden's blog (http://www.doublevictory.blogspot.com ) has survived repeated denial of service attacks and, since the writing of this article, was still offering copies of the contraband DVD at a criminally low rate.  Robert LaRue, the host of the presentation, has since decided to carry a cyanide pill with him and threatens "YouTube retaliation" should anything happen to him.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

S.510 and Codex Link: Tracking, Tracing, and Monitoring Independent Food Production

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post, Dec. 4, 2010

Being honest, I must confess some slight personal agitation at the thought of writing another article on yet another “food safety” bill making its way through congress with the words “tyranny” and “Codex” written all over it. It seems that every legislative session, we are faced with the prospect of the same food bill cloaked in a different name. Invariably, this bill seeks to corral all food production into the hands of a few major corporations and essentially destroy the ability of the population to feed themselves. Here in late 2010, we have the new version of food imperialism known as S.510, the Food Safety Modernization Act.

While it is true that S.510 contains new and improved tyrannical sections that are unique specifically to it, the truth is that it is merely a repackaging of past bills (See here and here ) and attempts to control people through food. It is also yet another attempt to implement Codex Alimentarius guidelines under the guise of domestic legislation.

One example of hidden Codex guidelines in the Food Safety Modernization Act are the overly broad provisions regarding “traceability.” The desire for enhanced traceability of food products is sold to the public as a desire to better respond to food-borne illnesses and follow them back to their source. However, as with almost anything that comes out of the mouth of government, there is a more sinister role that traceability programs have to play.

Essentially, traceability has little to do with food safety in this context. While no one could argue being able to trace food contamination back to the source is a bad thing, the fact is that these mechanisms already exist. Unfortunately, they are generally ignored and unused when it comes to adverse health effects related to food produced by multinational food corporations. While there is always an exception to the rule, it is a fact that international corporations are by far the source of food adulteration more often than small independent farms.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

“Unconstitutional” food bill driven by Big Food lobby dollars

Global Research, Dec. 4, 2010

While over 200 organizations lobbied on the Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510), no one seemed to notice an unconstitutional section in the bill until after it passed on Tuesday. That day, Roll Call advised that the bill contained a provision, Sec. 107, allowing the Senate to raise revenues. This violates Article I, Section 7, of the U.S. Constitution, granting that power exclusively to the House. S.510 opponents now celebrate the House’s use of the “blue slip process” to return the bill to the Senate.

After S.510 passed, President Obama issued a statement: “I urge the House — which has previously passed legislation demonstrating its strong commitment to making our food supply safer — to act quickly on this critical bill, and I applaud the work that was done to ensure its broad bipartisan passage in the Senate.”

Apparently, the Senate moved too quickly. Their overreach only supports the natural foods movement assertion that the entire bill is over-reaching as the federal government seeks complete control over local foods.

In an email, Canada Health whistleblower Shiv Chopra noted, “It is all about corporate control of food and public health.” He’s not alone in believing that a ‘hidden corporate agenda’ is driving the federal government to impose itself on local food production and distribution.

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RED ALERT: Senate passed S510 Food Safety Modernization Act

Strategy Page, Nov. 30, 2010

This is a sad day for America. The Senate just passed S510, the so-called 'Food Safety Modernization Act', which, as with so many Orwellian-titled pieces of legislation, does not improve food safety, but rather marks the beginning of food tyranny in America by adopting Codex Alimentarius. This draconian bill fails on moral, social, economic, political, constitutional, and human survival grounds. Here is what it will do:

1. It puts all US food and all US farms under Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

2. It would end US sovereignty over its own food supply by insisting on compliance with the WTO.

3. It would allow the government, under Maritime Law, to define the introduction of any food into commerce (even direct sales between individuals) as smuggling.

4. It imposes Codex Alimentarius on the US, a global system of control over food.

5. It would remove the right to clean, store and thus own seeds in the US.

6. It includes NAIS, an animal traceability program that threatens all small farmers and ranchers raising animals.

7. It extends a failed and destructive HACCP to all food, thus threatening to do to all local food production and farming what HACCP did to meat production

8. It deconstructs what is left of the American economy.

9. It would allow the government to mandate antibiotics, hormones, slaughterhouse waste, pesticides and GMOs.

10. It uses food crimes as the entry into police state power and control. The bill postpones defining all the regulations to be imposed; postpones defining crimes to be punished, postpones defining penalties to be applied. It removes fundamental constitutional protections from all citizens in the country, making them subject to a corporate tribunal with unlimited power and penalties, and without judicial review.

Do you have a condition or disease that you treat with alternative medicine such as herbs or homeopathic solutions? Under this legislation, your medicines can, and no doubt will, be banned. Good luck.

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