Power is then put behind that redefinition of normal:
In the US, the FDA has redefined seeds as food.
nutrient /nu·tri·ent/ (noo´tre-int)1. nourishing; providing nutrition.2. a food or other substance that provides energy or building material for the survival and growth of a living organism.Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. © 2007 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
nu·tri·entn.A source of nourishment, especially an ingredient in a food.The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
NutrientA food substance that provides energy or is necessary for growth and repair. Examples of nutrients are vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.nutrient[no̅o̅′trē·ənt]Etymology: L, nutriens, food that nourishesa chemical substance that provides nourishment and affects the nutritive and metabolic processes of the body. Nutrients are essential for growth, reproduction, and maintenance of health.Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.
Monsanto and the Thai government have come under sharp criticism from NGOs for their encouraging the use of agrochemical and technologies there. http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/1887-cn.htm At the same time, "[t]he Industry Ministry - aiming to control pesticide production and commercialisation - announced its new regulation on February 3, listing the 13 plants as "hazardous substances type 1" under the 1992 Hazardous Substances Act."
So suddenly, being an organic farmer just got much harder. Organic farmers who grow their own herbs as a substitute for pesticides are being told those herbs are now to be listed as hazards.
"The plants are: neem, citronella grass, tumeric, ginger, Chinese ginger, African marigold, Siam weed or bitter bush, tea seed cake, chilli, Chinese celery, ringworn bush, glory lily and stemona.
"They are widely used among farmers as alternatives for expensive and toxic farm chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.
"Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture, a member of the hazardous substances committee, has proposed the new draft requiring growers, manufacturers, importers and exporters of pesticides made from the 13 herbal plants to conform to the Department of Agriculture and follow safety and quality control regulations issued by the committee."For safety, they say, those who are working with the agrochemical companies.
"Law violators will face six months in jail and a fine of 50,000 baht."
The government, as its excuse for this action, said "it was receiving a lot of complaints from organic farmers and the department had no regulations to control the misuse of herbal pesticides." Misuse of herbal pesticides? Is it not peculiar for organic farmers (or any other group) to complain to the government about their own actions?
"includes the offer for sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale and distribute, whether or not the distribution is made for consideration."
[In Canada, under Bill C-51] The NEW definition of "sell," however, opens the door for a very broad interpretation:
"includes offer for sale, expose for sale or have in possession for sale, or distribute to one or more persons, whether or not the distribution is made for consideration and in relation to a device, includes lease, offer for lease, expose for lease or have in possession for lease."
"Now, what's the reason for redefining the meaning of the word "sell" to include the simple act of "distributing to one or more persons"? Who does this new meaning benefit? Who does this now include that was not included before? Why the need for such a broad definition?
"In plain English, it appears the law now applies if I were to simply give something to another person for free, whether it's a stranger or a family member."Thus, giving your child chamomile tea could be defined as "selling" a controlled substance (nutrient) to a minor and be a felony. This redefinition of "sell," added to the redefinition of "nutrients," then, puts immense force to stopping free human access to something as normal and essential as nutrients.
"With any governmental agency, the words used in any law, regulation, rule or other declaration by the government or its agencies must be carefully scrutinized. What may seem to be nothing more than a simple word-swap may actually be a new legal definition and one that may come back to haunt you. Under NAIS the term [property] is swapped for Premises.
"Property is the term used to indicate private ownership of a thing such as land or animals and is protected by rights in the Constitution. It does signify legal ownership, and who is the legal owner and allows you access to a Civil Court and protection under the Constitution.
"Premises is a term derived from the International Law of Contracts which are the international rules, for conducting business, usually corporate, whereby [non- human entities] are declared to be [persons]. Agreeing to the redefining of [property] and to the conversion to premises, eliminates civil protections and redefines you as an [legal entity] who may or may not own the thing in question. This also subjects you to Administrative Courts using statute and codes which are derived from the International Law of Contracts (ILC) and prohibits any use of rights enumerated or otherwise within the constitution.
"Neither the government nor its agencies or agents have listed any limits with regard to any authority any or all of them may now assume or implement as a result of rule making or changes to policies, mandates and regulations. This means you do NOT know all the terms of the contract.
"Neither is NAIS an [adhesion contract] wherein the terms and conditions of the contract never, ever change because USDA or even Congress can change the rules and regulations at any time.
"Since the USDA is a self regulating and rule making agency, in effect making its own laws and enforcing them at will, rules could be changed at a later date drastically affecting everyone who has entered into this contract. ...
"In the end, we need to understand that property has a far different meaning under the laws than the word [premises]. Had there not been an intention to render a change in the status of property ownership and control there would have been no need to use the word Premises."