House Committee on Agriculture 1301 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-2171 Fax: 202-225-8510 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
distinguished Committee members;
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
# 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.
anyone growing food even if they are not selling it but consuming it.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.