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Al Loria
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This was sent to me by a friend today.  If this is for real, it is totally outrageous.

Senate Bill S510 Makes it Illegal to Grow, Share, Trade or Sell Homegrown Food
By Steve Green 

S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010,  may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US.

Here is the link.
http://www.treeoflife.nu/gabriel-cousens-m-d/activism-outreach/bill-s510/
 
Jami McBride
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Wow - I did a quick search and so far it looks legit, unbelievable!

Youtube report:
http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=-CXkZsLLqqA&feature=related

Uncensored Mag:
http://uncensored.co.nz/2010/05/20/senate-bill-s510-makes-it-illegal-to-grow-share-trade-or-sell-homegrown-food/

http://knowledgecreatespower.blogspot.com/2010/05/senate-bill-s510-makes-it-illegal-to.html
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At the bottom of the Knowledge Creates Power link they tell you how to notify your senator.

Here's a quote:
If you trade or give your food away, or sell it at farmers markets, you are no longer considered growing for personal consumption which puts you in a category as a Community Supported Agriculture supplier, or so you forget what it actually means CSA's for short. This is a whole world of difference because now your food has to be "traceable" That means if your neighbor little sally walker has a tummy ache, you need to be held accountable for giving her those bacteria laden zucchinis. What it really means is a drive to the freshly built State Agriculture Office, to talk to the ladies who got promoted from the DMV to fill out a stack of paperwork the size of War and Peace, pay a handy little "CSA Liscensing fee" plus all the taxes and stuff of course, agree to surprise inspections, OH, and don't forget that dollar to the blabbity blabb fund. By the way would you like to register to vote sir?

Here is a link to free fax.com for sending faxes to your senator
http://www.gotfreefax.com/

 
Emil Spoerri
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Remember I think it was HR 1875 or something? It got me so bug eyed that I moved into the middle of nowhere in Indiana (never lived there in my life) and bought a mess of goats...

Now I got people on board and a cow should be hitting the ground in the next couple months!
 
Al Loria
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Jami, thanks for doing the grunt work on the research.  It was late last night when I got this and posted it up here.  I had just come back from picking my son and his gf from the airport.  4 hours in the car with a bad knee was not my idea of a fun night.  I was wiped.

Enough of my complaints.  This is pretty serious.  I really thought it was bogus, but it had a ring of truth to it.  It boggles my mind how we are losing the whole ball of wax in such short order.

My son came back from Colorado.  Loved it.  Still may not be far enough west for me at this point.  May not be enough left to stay in country in a couple years. 

Emile, I hope it's a big cow!  Or better yet, a herd of Buffalo.


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Brenda Groth
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i have heard of this too but in our state..Michigan..this past week our governor passed a cottage industry law making it legal for anyone to sell out of their home any food or produce or craft produced by themself, grown or made in their kitchens..etc..without inspection and without a license up to $15,000 a year..

so yeah Michigan ..another reason to live here..i love my state..
 
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