Stop H.R 875 and H.R. 759 and protect family farms and natural food
United States Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has proposed legislation, H.R. 875. It's vague wording would literally prohibit Americans from raising food for themselves, their families, or even for their animals, without the national government's permission!
H.R. 875, the so-called Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (FSMA) mandates registration of every "food production facility," which the bill defines as "any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation;" and every "food establishment," which the bill defines as "a slaughterhouse..., factory, warehouse, or facility owned or operated by a person located in any State that processes food or a facility that holds, stores, or transports food or food ingredients."
Once registered the government can tell farmers what seeds to use and what chemicals to use. This has big corporations written all over it, as the little guy is forced into corporate farming practices of hormone enriched food and toxic chemicals. Also, the expense to certify a farm will push many small farmers over the brink, forcing them to sell out to the corporate farmers.
H.R. 759 more dangerous than 875 would increase costs to local farmers as they would have to chip every animal on their property.
HR 759 would give authority to the FDA to establish "science-based" minimum standards for the safe production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables. These food safety standards would address manure use, water quality, employee hygiene, sanitation and animal control, temperature controls, and nutrients on the farm.
1. Educate individuals about H.R. 875 and H.R. 759
2. Contact your congressional representatives and implore them to vote against HR 875 and HR 759