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The Food Safety Modernization Act – Dead Food Bill

Senate bill S 510 may be dead. Harry Reid, senator from Nevada, says this bill cannot be stopped, but the senate made a big mistake in its funding that has to be done by the house, according to the law. It seems to me that they will have to rewrite the bill and vote on it again or let it die. This lame duck Congress is about to go home for the holidays, so this bill S 510 may have to be addressed by the new Congress.

We can hope that this really bad bill will just go away. The following ten points will explain why this is a bad law for the people of the US. I got these points from Mike Adams, The Health Ranger, at Natural News. I am using Mike’s ten points but have modified them because I have different issues on some items.

Lie #1 – Most deaths from food poisoning are caused by fresh produce

Here’s one whopper of a lie the mainstream media won’t dare report: Out of the 1,809 people who die in the USA every year from food-borne pathogens (CDC estimate), only a fraction die from the manufacturer’s contamination of fresh produce. By far the majority of food poisoning is caused by the consumption of spoiled processed foods, dead foods and animal-human transmission of pathogens.

In terms of food-borne illness, many of the deaths come from things like spoiled tomato sauce, spoiled canned foods and spoiled pasteurized milk. S 510, of course, does absolutely nothing to address these food contamination deaths, since those foods are considered “sterilized” at the time of sale.

Lie #2 – Under S.510, the FDA would only recall products it knows to be contaminated

Not true. S.510 merely requires the FDA to have “reason to believe” a food is contaminated. So right there, that means all raw milk will be targeted by the FDA because even without conducting any scientific tests at all, the FDA can say it has “reason to believe” the milk is contaminated merely because it is raw.

In other words, the FDA no longer needs science to outlaw a food product. It merely needs an opinion. This seems to be a violation of an individual’s right to a day in court.

Lie #3 – They didn’t tell you that nearly 70% of grocery store chickens are contaminated with salmonella every day

Yep, it’s true: Amid all the fear-mongering over salmonella, everybody forgot to notice that the vast majority of fresh chickens sold at grocery stores every single day are widely contaminated with salmonella. Yet S 510 does absolutely nothing to address this. It’s not even mentioned in the bill.

Joel Salatin in VA was under pressure not to process chickens under a roof but with open sides that allowed sunshine to help sterilize the work area. He decided to do a study. He took cultures of his birds and cultures from chickens at local grocery stores. His birds had almost no salmonella while the grocery store birds had millions of salmonella bacteria in the culture count.

Lie #4 – S.510 will exclude and protect small farmers

The Tester Amendment, which was finally included in S.510, excludes farmers who sell less than $500,000 worth of food each year from the more onerous paperwork and compliance burdens described in the bill. But this dollar amount is not indexed to inflation, meaning that as the U.S. dollar continues to lose value due to the Federal Reserve counterfeiting machine running at full speed (more “quantitative easing,” anyone?), food prices will continue to skyrocket — and this will shift even small family farms into the $500,000 sales range within just a few years.

The main idea of S 510 was to get rid of small family farms that compete for dollars from food manufacturing corporations. This amendment does little to protect family farms.

Lie #5 – The FDA needs more power to enforce food safety

The FDA already has the power to effectively recall foods by publicly announcing a product has been found to be contaminated. The FDA already has the power to confiscate “misbranded” products, too, and it could easily use this power to halt the sale of contaminated food items. There is no need to expend the powers of the FDA.

 

Lie #6 – Fresh produce is contaminated because of a lack of paperwork

There is no evidence that requiring farms to fill out more paperwork will make their food safer. The real cause of produce contamination is the existence of factory animal farms (CAFO) whose effluent output (huge rivers of cow, pig and chicken feces, basically), end up in the water supply, soils and equipment that come into contact with fresh produce.

Lie #7 – The American people are dying in droves from unsafe fresh food

The truth is that Americans are dying from processed food laced with toxic chemical additives, not from fresh, raw produce. Partially-hydrogenated oils, white sugar, aspartame, MSG and artificial food colors almost certainly kill far more people than bacterial contaminations.

The American public is also dying from pharmaceuticals — anywhere from 100,000 to 240,000 people a year are killed by FDA-approved drugs), most of which have been approved under the guise of blatantly fraudulent science and drug company trickery. The FDA doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, it has been a willful co-conspirator in the scientific fraud carried out by Big Pharma in the name of “medicine.”

Lie #8 – The FDA just wants to make food “safer”

Actually, the FDA wants to make the food more DEAD. Both the FDA and the USDA are vocal opponents of live food. They think that the only safe food is sterilized food, which is why they’ve supported the fumigation, pasteurization and irradiation efforts that have been pushed over the last few years.

Lie #9 – Food smuggling is a huge problem in America

One of the main sections of S.510 addresses “food smuggling.” Yep — people smuggling food across the country. If you’ve never heard of this problem that’s because it’s not actually a problem. If the government outlaws healthy local food, then you will see people smuggling food all over the USA.

Lie #10 – S.510 will make America’s food supply the safest in the world

The truth is that USA and Canadian food is the most contaminated chemicalized food in the world (except China) and S 510 will only make it worse. The more small local healthy food is outlawed, the worse the food supply will become and the more disease will increase. The truth is that today the biggest economic growth area in the USA is health care (instead of high tech exportable products). To keep the “ball rolling, so to speak, we need more disease. Poor quality food creates more business for drug corporations.

To be healthy we need locally grown organic foods.

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