Well, a stinkweed by another name is still that – a stinkweed!
You want evidence? S510, also known at the Food Safety Modernization Act, passed Dec. 19, late on a Sunday, night by unanimous consent. That means that not one Senator — Democrat or Republican — opposed it.
This bill gives unbridled authority of government over our food. Big Brother can now determine who can and who cannot grow, distribute or sell fresh vegetables or meats. It can shut food producers down on a whim, or force them into extinction through over-burdensome paperwork. It will mean the death of small farmers, all to benefit Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland and other large producers.
It is so over-reaching that it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that government inspectors will be tramping about in your back yard, checking to see what you’re growing and preventing you from canning your own produce.
The bill seemed to die a technical death a couple of weeks ago. However, we reported here that the bill would be back. That it would be brought back so quickly and so sneakily was a surprise. Where were the Republicans when the bill slipped by late in the day when we were all preparing for a blessed Christmas? Nowhere to be seen.