US House and Senate are about (in a week and a half) to vote on a bill that OUTLAWS ORGANIC FARMING (Bill HR 875). The name on this outrageous food plan is Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 ... And, there is an enormous rush to get this into law within the next 2 weeks before people realize what is happening.
This bill must have been handled in a really stealthy manner, since it came out of nowhere in the last week. No doubt, the way it's backers, "the Agri-Giants" wanted it. Perhaps a coincidence with "Spring Break" and many people out of town in the weeks before. With enough congressmen signing bills without reading them, there's no time to sleep on this one. How do you organize all these small farmers to fight the big guys? Spread it far and wide my friends.
Make a noise.
The main backer and lobbyist is Monsanto - chemical and genetic engineering giant corporation (and Cargill, ADM, and about 35 other related agri-giants). This bill will require organic farms to use specific fertilizers and poisonous insect sprays dictated by a newly formed agency to "make sure there is no danger to the public food supply". This will include backyard gardens that grow food only for a family and not for sales.
If this passes then NO more heirloom clean seeds will be allowed, but only Monsanto genetically altered seeds that are now showing up with unexpected diseases in humans.
Here's a link that gives you an idea how this can be happening and information about the bill:
For getting the scoop by video, here are a couple more links:
THIS IS REAL, FOLKS! PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL CONCERNED ON YOUR MAILING LISTS & CALL YOUR SENATE REPRESENTATIVES TODAY!
Get on that phone and burn up the wires. Get anyone else you can to do the same thing. The House and Senate WILL pass this if they are not massively threatened with loss of their position.... They only fear your voice and your vote.
Again, the best thing to do is to go to the gov site:
All you have to do is put in your zip code, and it will give you your congressperson and how to get in touch with them. When you call their office someone will answer the phone, just tell them (politely) that you are calling to express your views on HR 875. Tell them your views, they'll take your name and address and pass your comments along to the congressperson.
For a list of U.S. Senators and their contact info. go to this site:
If you live in California, the info you need to contact your state senators at is right here:
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3553 DC office
(415) 403-0100 San Franicisco office
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3841 DC office