Announcing food safety is broken, FWW recommends fixing it ... with a sledge hammer - the slew of "food safety" bills in Congress.
Why a sledgehammer? Because the bills break the country itself - indistinguishable from its constitutional rights. The bills include these massive constitutional violations:
Seizure of all records (not just food-related records) at all locations.
Global coordinates plotted of all farmland (defined by ownership of a single bunny) and fed into a corporate data bank being kept out of the country out of reach of FOIA.
Stripping away property ownership rights of land.This is a description of an actual police state. It is then to be administered (according to Food Democracy Now) by Monsanto (no one is denying this).
Million dollar a day penalties and up to ten years in prison for non-compliance with as yet unspecified food "crimes" and with no judicial review.
Meanwhile, FWW mistakenly says:
HR 875 will not cover homes and gardens ... but it does.
HR 875 will cover foreign food ... but it doesn't.
Food and Water Watch says we have a crisis. But in reality:
Food born illness causes one of lowest numbers of death of any category in the country.More than three times as many people die from aspirin, tylenol, aleve, etc. for arthritis alone.
Food and Water Watch says to go ahead with these bills because food safety is broken.
Food safety collapsed because of HACCP, the preceding "science-based" corporate "solution."
The results from HACCP were preventing inspections, and deaths.
Inspectors themselves call the USDA's intentional non-inspection " just a joke."Ending HACCP is all that is needed to begin inspecting again.
Food and Water Watch says
Violation of fundamental constitutional rights are integral to the bills.
HACCP, the previous, similar corporate "food safety" regulations, caused the problems.
brought by corporations (the public and farmers did not write these bills).
based on a crisis that doesn't exist.
repeating corporate "solutions" that broke the system, increased deaths, and made the food supply more vulnerable.
which have been actually proven to destroy farmers.
which entail setting up a police state structure.
to be run by the most evil corporation on the planet .
Food and Water Watch says we should urge Congress to go ahead.
On what democratic basis?
On what sane basis?
On what basis at all?
"Food safety" depends first on a "democratic safety" which is based on constitutional rights. All that is required to fix our food is getting rid of HACCP and starting to inspect again.
The bills in Congress take a sledge hammer to our Constitution. They are profoundly dangerous to our food and our democracy.
Take action to stop them.
Step 2: Call the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414 and the comment center 202-456-1111. Let's keep those phones ringing!Step 3: Click here to tell Congress "NO!" to all of the fake food "safety" bills They provide neither real, wholesome food nor safety: