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RED ALERT! S.510 WILL PASS ON WEDNESDAY
UNLESS WE PUSH BACK HARD NOW!
EMAILS TO SENATE DECIDERS RUNNING 5,000 AN HOUR!
PLEASE ACT NOW! PLEASE TAKE EACH STEP BELOW:
 EMAIL YOUR SENATORS HERE:
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PLEASE TAKE BOTH STEPS THIS MORNING!
C4L WAS off the Internet, apparently a victim of hacking. This very well protected, very professional site was hit to stop the word getting out that Congressional insiders expect to move S.510 immediately. This Ron & Rand Paul supporter group’s warning needs to get to the public!
Update: 11.15.10 10 PM: Tea Party Nation reports: “On Wednesday, there will be a cloture vote on Senate bill S.510.”
11.16.10 UPDATE: PUSH BACK rate is now 5,000 emails an hour to decision makers! Keep on sending those messages!
IT IS URGENT THAT EVERY HEALTH AND FOOD FREEDOM GROUP WARN THEIR SUPPORTERS AND FLOOD CONGRESS WITH “NO S.510!” MESSAGES, STARTING NOW!Please forward this message widely; please take the Action Item below EVERY DAY FOR EVERYONE IN YOUR FAMILY!
If you need information about the bills, see our Talking Points here:
Our action item, to email US Senators, is here:
It is urgent that many thousands use the action item every day to make PUSH BACK work!
We must act fast to stop this threat!
Ralph Fucetola JD
PS – please forward this to everyone who has an email list!
And below we re-post this excellent analysis of the continuing threat to our access to clean food, water and air that just came to us by email; keep those emails coming!
S-510 – Food Safety Modernization Act – is one of the bills that must be stopped. D[redacted] has been following this bill for several organizations during its entire existence. Here’s some of her reasons why the bill must be stopped. D[redacted] says:
“In a nutshell, S510 is effectively NAIS (National Animal Identification System) for everything. It is a tremendous amount of additional enforcement (fines and penalties, license revocations, further license requirements, control over processes and harvest) which are definite issues with the bill as it currently exists. However, not unlike the “Health Care” bill, they will have to pass this to see what it actually does.
“Here’s why….In S 510, the FDA is instructed to follow all international agreements. One of the issues with international ‘guidelines and standards’ is “Good Agricultural Practices”. Well those are not necessarily good. Most GAP certifying bodies have checklists about 25 pages long for growers to follow. They all require traceability (i.e., NAIS) they also require auditing, verifying and certifying the processes used to produce a consumable product for human or animal feed. Every step in GAP costs the grower of food money and a good deal of paperwork. What happens if you’re better at growing food than filing forms? You will be penalized (i.e., more money). Sec 420 is exceptionally dangerous in my eyes. It subjects all farms that ‘produce’ milk to risk assessment and management (i.e., insurance).
“The idea that exemptions will be helpful is rose-colored-glasses thinking. Exemptions can easily be taken away or modified without Congressional oversight through the regulatory process. Most farmers aren’t watching the Federal Register like hawks.
“The FDA has plenty of authority to protect the anonymous food supply already. But they don’t. Instead, they put small entities out of business through Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), also to be expanded in this bill, and heavier regulations that are not helpful to smaller economies of scale. The FDA inspects less than 1% of imported produce, has performed inspections on less than 25% of processing facilities that they are authorized to inspect (in a five year period) and they ALREADY have authority over live food animals on the farm. The USDA authority is over animal disease.”