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A few hours ago, the Food and Drug Administration declared it no longer needs credible evidence to seize food that may be contaminated. Ignoring the Fourth Amendment entirely, the FDA claims that based on mere suspicion that a food product has been contaminated or mislabeled, and that serious illness or death will result, it can hold the food for 30 days while it then looks for evidence. It claims this power under the Food Safety Modernization Act, which President Monsanto, I mean, Obama, signed in January.

On May 4th, the FDA stated:

Previously, the FDA’s ability to detain food products applied only when the agency had credible evidence that a food product presented was contaminated or mislabeled in a way that presented a threat of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.

Beginning July, the FDA will be able to detain food products that it has reason to believe are adulterated or misbranded for up to 30 days, if needed, to ensure they are kept out of the marketplace. The products will be kept out of the marketplace while the agency determines whether an enforcement action such as seizure or federal injunction against distribution of the product in commerce, is necessary.

Credible evidence no longer applies, it seems.

The Fourth Amendment states:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

FDA thinks it can engage in search and seizure willy nilly. They’ve already been doing this, of course — but only at natural food facilities. Factory farms like DeCosta Eggs can sicken thousands of people over a period of years, without ever being shut down or having its product seized or destroyed. But, if you raise natural foods without pasteurizing them or adulterating them with drugs and genetically modified ingredients, even though no one becomes ill from your product, then be assured, the FDA will seize your products, your computers, your paperwork, and shut you down.

Most recently, the FDA shut down Pennsylvania farmer Dan Algyer, though no one became ill from his natural milk. Morningland Cheese and Estrella Family Creamery are but two more in a long line of victims of the corporate war on natural food, though their products sickened no one. And most of the nation knows of the armed raid on Rawesome Foods last year. (Also see David Gumpert’s book, The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights.)

In the May 2011 edition of the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine (hat tip FTCLDF), Greg Breining summarizes the issues in MILK vs milk: Do consumers have the right to choose? Well, of course we do. Food freedom is as inalienable as the right to breathe. The freedom to eat the food with which humans evolved is requisite to our survival as individuals and as a species. Thomas Jefferson agrees: “Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.”

That’s often paraphrased as: “If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”

Another rule announced by the FDA requires importers to declare if any nation refused their food or feed product for any reason, and to give the reason. Both rules go into effect July 3, 2011.

http://www.infowars.com/fda-claims-power-to-seize-food-without-evidence-of-contamination/
 

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I don't understand the "Monsanto" word.
 

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"Hi, I am with the FDA."

*flashes the badge*

"I believe that cheeseburger and those fries might be contaminated, so I will be confiscating them."

:thumbsup:
 

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The real thrust of this will be felt when Kobe Beef, Beluga Caviar and Dom Perignon champagne start getting "detained"
 

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I don't understand the "Monsanto" word.
Better learn it, they are quickly gaining a monopoly on food production, to the point that when their mutated seed contaminate other farms, they file suit for patent infringement.. by contaminated, I mean their crap blows onto someone elses property and kills those crops ability to make new seed..
 

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Monsanto is a big chemical company. They have a big plant in Memphis, TN, as well as other cities/towns.
 

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So, now that the libs are getting what they wished for, they don't like it...

I suppose you can say that the government is eating it's own here.

How much longer before private home gardens are prohibited?

Just wait...it won't be long now....moving much faster than yesterday on this slippery slope, eh?
 

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So, now that the libs are getting what they wished for, they don't like it...

I suppose you can say that the government is eating it's own here.

How much longer before private home gardens are prohibited?

Just wait...it won't be long now....moving much faster than yesterday on this slippery slope, eh?
Actually, if you read the fine print in the food safety and modernization act, they could already be considered illegal..
 

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So, now that the libs are getting what they wished for, they don't like it...

I suppose you can say that the government is eating it's own here.

How much longer before private home gardens are prohibited?

Just wait...it won't be long now....moving much faster than yesterday on this slippery slope, eh?

just an fyi, over a third of your fellow Republicans voted in favor of this bill.
 

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How could you not vote for it ? It is, after all -the "Food Safety Modernization Act". You have to be a real corporate
"ball washer" to not want to keep food safe. Wouldn't you ?
 

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How could you not vote for it ? It is, after all -the "Food Safety Modernization Act". You have to be a real corporate
"ball washer" to not want to keep food safe. Wouldn't you ?
Anyone who read it and didn't come to the conclusion that it was bad legislation, needs to be gone..
 

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Anyone who read it and didn't come to the conclusion that it was bad legislation, needs to be gone..
Well, whata ya know...
Soros buys 897,813 Monsanto shares

Billionaire investor George Soros’ hedge fund bought 897,813 shares of Monsanto — his second-largest holding on a dollar basis — during the third quarter, The Wall Street Journal reports. The position is now valued at $312.6 million.

Read more: at The Wall Street Journal

It didn't take that long to get the legislation passed...
 

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Well, whata ya know...
Soros buys 897,813 Monsanto shares

Billionaire investor George Soros’ hedge fund bought 897,813 shares of Monsanto — his second-largest holding on a dollar basis — during the third quarter, The Wall Street Journal reports. The position is now valued at $312.6 million.

Read more: at The Wall Street Journal

It didn't take that long to get the legislation passed...
So?

I bet a LOT of people bought up shares when this legislation came for a vote. I bet a few Pubs made money, too. Care to name them?

Same with those who snapped up Haliburton and InVision shortly after 9/11. What of them?

Or is it only sinister when a Democrat activist makes money?

:huh:
 

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Wiki - Monsanto
Phil Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications (referring to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) explained the company's regulatory philosophy to Michael Pollan in 1998: "Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is FDA's job."

Now the FDA is in bed with these guys, and Soros owns a ton of them...very interesting on the timing of the buying of those shares and the passage of the legislation...
 

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Wiki - Monsanto
Phil Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications (referring to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) explained the company's regulatory philosophy to Michael Pollan in 1998: "Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is FDA's job."

Now the FDA is in bed with these guys, and Soros owns a ton of them...very interesting on the timing of the buying of those shares and the passage of the legislation...
Soros is not the only guy who bought a ton of shares!!! He's just the leading liberal who did. Lots of conservatives made money, too. I'll guarantee it.
 

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Soros is not the only guy who bought a ton of shares!!! He's just the leading liberal who did. Lots of conservatives made money, too. I'll guarantee it.
Move along, move along...nothing to see here, no...
 
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