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August 3, 2009

Big Government Moves to Control Food Supply

Posted by Dave Blount at August 3, 2009 9:54 AM

You know you are living in the early stages of a totalitarian regime when the government moves to take control of the food supply — which is what makes it so alarming that Democrats have used their majority in Congress to push through HR2749, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

The point of the act is to give the sort of totalitarian powers to the FDA that the EPA has been assuming, allowing it to micromanage small farms, while pandering to the giant agricultural corporations that pour money into bureaucrats' pockets.

Farm Wars reports:

The bill that passed does only two things… it seizes control of food production and supply and then hands it over to big agri-corporations. The remaining content of the bill is a primer on enforcement… meaning all the powers they have granted themselves to prevent you from claiming Constitutional protections, and enabling them to violate your rights on multiple levels… all for food safety of course.
There is NOTHING in this bill that will address, prevent or otherwise affect the safety of food. This was federal encroachment which will be extended to the states with the cooperation of state officials. This bill did nothing but establish a police agency, granting it massive and uncontrolled enforcement capabilities allowing it to make up even more rules to benefit its corporate sponsors, as it moves along.

Students of history will recall that FDR effectively repealed the Tenth Amendment in part so that he could bully farms into submitting to his demented agricultural policies, which involved destroying crops and paying farmers not to plant anything while people were going hungry. They will also recall that Stalin pacified the Soviet population by seizing control of food production, deliberately starving millions in the process.

This unholy alliance of mega-corporations and an all-pervasive government is also familiar. Mussolini called it "fascism," whereas to the north it was known as "national socialism."

More background at Food Freedom.

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