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Bill that could threaten gardeners

Posted by sandybeach z9 CA (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 14, 10 at 19:57

Home gardeners should take an interest in this.
I'm not saying to vote for or against, just that we should all be aware.

It's H.R. 857. It's a bill that is said to be linked to Monsanto (large agriculture company) that could outlaw home gardens (posing as a food safety bill). Here are two links:

http://tribes.tribe.net/foodnotlawns/thread/cbc5c631-50f6-4c7d-9717-0e351c8c80e8

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/inspiredprotagonist/monsanto-evil-company

From the 7th generation link it says that Michael Taylor former vp of public policy at Monsanto is now the new senior adviser of the FDA.

Other interesting links
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_17370.cfm

Found some more info. Scroll down. This is spring 2010.

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s510/show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeWVkTU1s1E

I normally don't pay attention to stuff like this, but I don't want to be told what I can and what I cannot do on my land.


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RE: Bill that could threaten gardeners

Please put the tinfoil shiny side out!

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/organic.asp


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