The US House and Senate are about a week away from voting on a new organic farm bill that will outlaw organic farming in the US. There is a tremendous rush to get this passed before the American people can catch wind of it. The main backer and lobbyist is (guess who) Monsanto (aspartame maker) – chemical and genetic engineering giant corporation. This bill will require organic farms to use specific fertilizers and poisonous insect sprays dictated by the newly formed agency to “make sure there is no danger to the public food supply”. This will include backyard gardens that grow food only for a family and not for sales.
If this passes then NO more heirloom clean seeds but only Monsanto genetically altered seeds will be available for planting. The kicker from Monsanto is that they will license the seeds to you. You do not own them. If you harvest the seeds from your own back yard you are in violation of the sale agreement and they can sue you. They’ve done it to farmers.
And another one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeWVkTU1s1E
The name on this outrageous food plan is Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (bill HR 875).
This is unbelievable! Get on that phone and burn up the wires. Get anyone else you can to do the same thing. The House and Senate WILL pass this if they are not massively threatened with loss of their position…. They only fear your voice and your vote. Get involved and make some noise!