Archive for March 13, 2009


Image: NoNAIS.org

Image: NoNAIS.org

I ran across the video below  from the Liberty Cafe on Youtube. These ladies give a succinct overview of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) and why it is crucial we stop it at all cost. Check it out.

During the clip they mention a recent guest, Judith McGeary, a lawyer turned activist and farmer who saw the need to fight against NAIS. McGeary’s site, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance has a lot of good resources for information.

Currently, there are 3 Food safety bills pending in the House: H.R. 875, H.R. 759, and H.R. 814 and one in the Senate: S.B. 425.

More here at No NAIS.org

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By Linn Cohen-Cole

To begin reversing GM contamination will require ending the power biotech companies such as Monsanto exert over our government and through that, over our food.  

HR 875, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro whose husband Stanley Greenburg works for Monsanto.

The bill is monstrous on level after level – the power it would give to Monsanto, the criminalization of seed banking, the prison terms and confiscatory fines for farmers, the 24 hours GPS tracking of their animals, the easements on their property to allow for warrantless government entry, the stripping away of their property rights, the imposition by the filthy, greedy industrial side of anti-farming international “industrial” standards to independent farms – the only part of our food system that still works, the planned elimination of farmers through all these means.  

The corporations want the land, they want more intensive industrialization, they want the end of normal animals so they can substitute patented genetically engineered ones they own, they want the end of normal seeds and thus of seed banking by farmers or individuals.  They want control over all seeds, animals, water, and land.

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