Monday, December 21, 2009

Urgent Call for Action in the USA on HR 875 and S 425, posted by a reader

Sent: Sun, Dec 20, 2009 12:07 pm
RE: Save Organic Farming

(Save My Backyard Garden!)

Here's a post submitted by Betsy Bragg at Optimum Health Solution and her colleague, Elizabeth. (highlights added)
Subject: Fwd: Save Organic Farming (Save My Backyard Garden!)

-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth
To: You the reader
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2009 8:46 pm ...

I am sending this to folks I know who love to garden and care about our food supply. Please check this out it is just unbelievable. I sent emails to both my senators asking them to vote against this bill. Check it out and perhaps do the same. Send it on to everyone you know!


Protect your food supply: ACT NOW.

Subject: Save Organic Farming (Save My Backyard Garden!)

Against the Organic Farming Ban
Please tell everyone who wants organic foods.....
US House and Senate are about (in a week and a half) to
vote on bill that will OUTLAW ORGANIC FARMING (bill HR 875).
There is an enormous rush to get this into law within the
next 2 weeks before people realize what is happening.

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 the
newly formed agency to "make sure there is no danger [read between the lines...think critically] 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 but only Monsanto genetically altered seeds that are now showing up with unexpected diseases in humans.
> There is a video on the subject.
> And another one:

> The name on this outrageous food plan is:
  • Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (bill HR 875).
  • 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.
> all you have to do is put in your zip 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.
> The following link is a list of the U.S. senators and their
> contact info:
(read less)
Privacy type:
Open: All content is public.

Edit...One concerned individual has included these links for you:
Follow up on HR875 and S425. Thanks to Amy31415 and Vortexvibration - passed on info that the sponsor of the bill is Rosa Delauro who is married to Stan Greenburg a political strategist who works for Monsanto. Please see links to vids on Monsanto
for more in depth info please see
From StarrJaded
I fyou are having trouble with the links please search youtube under their names
track the bill: lll-875
want to work on an organic farm?

1 comment:

J said...

Here is a sample letter one anonymous reader shared with blog readers. I posted it here in comments to respect the reader's wishes.
I want to be able to buy and grow heirloom seeds. I think the food supply is safer now than with HR 875----->Please do not pass HR 875 nor S 425.

I do not think that genetically modified food is healthy.
I am a ----your qualifications or experience here---, so, I know what I am talking about. I routinely read the current refereed scientific journals and attend national and international science meetings.

Monsanto people were all over at National meetings and suddenly any taped discussions of the real scientists' discussions, "disappeared," but only when Monsanto's work and presentations were shown false. I do not feel they can be trusted. Look at the connections to the people sponsoring the bill.

If you want to prevent hunger, do not pass the HR875. Our food is safer without it. Do not pass any legislation that limits people's access to viable seed from their own gardens.

Let people grow and process their own food.

Let organic farmers sell their produce without overburdening them with fines and rigamarole.

There are reasons to have raw milk, too. If a person doesn't want it, he or she doesn't have to drink it. But there are reasons to have it. Let it be available.

If you want to do things to improve food safety, have Cooperative Extension and 4-H teach people cooking and safety.

If you want to have food safety, take high fructose corn syrup out of so many foods.

If you want to improve food safety and health, stop or severely limit junk food marketing, especially to children. At least 50% of the ads could be for fresh produce.

Let us buy seeds that are reproducible. Keep the gene pool broad. Reduce cancer risk by keeping all our plants available.

Avoid the monopoly of the agribusiness at all costs.

Let herbal medicines exist.

Require botanists at all companies selling herbals and botanicals and phytonutrients and any plant products or derivatives. Require botanists in medical school faculties, again. The herbal medicines are rampant, so, botanists should be required. (Subsets of botany: horticulture, agriculture, mycology, plant pathology, forestry, and many others. "Botany" means, "plant science.")

I vote in ---your district---.

Thank you.