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    RE: H.R. 875
    Activism; Posted on: 2009-03-10 20:17:58 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    European Americans United responds

    House Committee on Agriculture
    1301 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: 202-225-2171
    Fax: 202-225-8510
    Email: agriculture@mail.house.gov


    Dear distinguished Committee members;

     

      We find it interesting that Representative Rosa DeLauro, whose husband Stanley Greenburg works for Monsanto, has introduced H.R. 875, a very bad piece of legislation that promises to put every backyard gardener in jeopardy of property seizure.

     

      According to an independent online source, HR 875 is bad legislation because of the following:

     

    # Legally binds state agriculture departments to enforcing federal guidelines effectively taking away the states power to do   anything other than being food police for the federal dept.

    # Effectively criminalizes organic farming but doesn't actually use the word organic.

    # Effects anyone growing food even if they are not selling it but consuming it.

    # Effects anyone producing meat of any kind including wild game.

    # Legislation is so broad based that every aspect of growing or producing food can be made illegal.  There are no specifics which is bizarre considering how long the legislation is. 



    # Section 103 is almost entirely about the administrative aspect of the legislation.  It will allow the appointing of officials from the factory farming corporations and lobbyists and classify them as experts and allow them to determine and interpret the legislation.  Who do you think they are going to side with? 

    # Section 206 defines what will be considered a food production facility and what will be enforced upon all food production facilities.  The wording is so broad based that even a backyard gardener could be fined and more.

    # Section 207 requires that the state's agriculture dept act as the food police and enforce the federal requirements.  This takes away the states power and is in violation of the 10th amendment.

     

      We find this legislation to be ethically void and lends it self to not only a prominent case of conflict of interest concerning Representative Rosa DeLauro, whose husband Stanley Greenburg works for Monsanto, but creates even more needless bureaucracy in a nation that has more than enough.

     

     Very Truly Yours;

     

    Board of Directors,

    European Americans United

    News Source: EAU BOD

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