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02-28-2006, 06:11 PM
Congress Bill Takes Rights To Know What's In Your Food Ronnie Cummins Organic Consumers Association 2-28-6 Action Alert from the Organic Consumers Association: Congress Poised to Pass Bill Taking Away Right to Know What's in Your Food Tell your Congressman or Congresswoman to vote "No" on House of Representatives Bill H.R. 4167, the "National Uniformity for Food Act" http://www.organicconsumers.org/images/bytes/label.jpg The House of Representatives will vote this week on a controversial "national food uniformity" labeling law that will take away local government and states' power to require food safety food labels such as those required in California and other states on foods or beverages that are likely to cause cancer, birth defects, allergic reactions, or mercury poisoning. This bill would also prevent citizens in local municipalities and states from passing laws requiring that genetically engineered foods and ingredients such as Monsanto's recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) be labeled. The House will vote March 2, 2006 on a bill that would gut state food safety and labeling laws. H.R. 4167, the "National Uniformity for Food Act," lowers the bar on food safety by overturning state food safety laws that are not "identical" to federal law. Hundreds of state laws and regulations are at risk, including those governing the safety of milk, fish, and shellfish. The bill is being pushed by large supermarket chains and food manufacturers, spearheaded by the powerful Grocery Manufacturers of America. Big food corporations and the biotech industry understand that consumers are more and more concerned about food safety, genetic engineering, and chemical-intensive agriculture, and are reading labels more closely. They understand that pesticide and mercury residues and hazardous technologies such as genetic engineering and food irradiation will be rejected if there are truthful labels required on food products. Industry-sponsored H.R. 4167 is gaining momentum and must be stopped! Act now! Preserve local and regional democracy and protect yourself and your family from unsafe food by sending an email or calling your Representative and urging them to vote "No" on H.R. 4167. Please Take Action Now--Send a Message to Your Congress Member in the House of Representatives to Vote "No" on H.R. 4167 http://www.organicconsumers.org/rd/labeling.cfm And please call your Congress Member at 202-224-3121 Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association

Ghost In The 'Lac
02-28-2006, 06:34 PM
this is the typical sort of bill thatd getting passed these days and they getting away with it cus the people arent fighting for their rights no more.

this is driven by corporations funding the government who are scared the organic food is threatening their business cus they cant load it wiith preservatives anymore and get away with it.

Aqueous Moon
02-28-2006, 07:02 PM
How long will money replace the value of wisdom in this world ?...people need to get a grip. Cuz the devil will continue to have his heaven while we living and eating in hell.

dif de la rev
02-28-2006, 07:55 PM
the agri business that lobby the usda that's all. what do you believe in . . . don't believe in heaven cause they're living in hell. so they go along with the program thinking any ruffling will cause them ostracization. with health care getting fucked now the food won't tell if if fucks you have to start a garden in the backyard and crash the famers markets. control the food and health control the mental wealth that results in conscious people being aware. this is slipping under and one person's ideology as to truth and justicve are being overtly sanctioned through items like this which get done at the midnight hour so when you sleep the gov't creeps.

02-28-2006, 08:01 PM
Ultimately, it's the progression of World Gov's goal of population reduction/control!

dif de la rev
02-28-2006, 08:11 PM
they have food in silos for ecvery man woman child yet the business are paid not to subsidies are the death of the world paid not to grow or sell so food rots and inspectors can't cover the whole process . we are going to be like the jubgle except i'm going to ber in the garden.growing and eating with my family.

02-28-2006, 09:45 PM
life in the age of dumb

fuck this planet

where can a brother hand in his resignation?

read an article in the local papers last week that said that the average time a person spends preparing meals in a day has gone from
6 hours in 1900
20 minutes in 2006

seem like folks enjoy eating poison

03-01-2006, 12:53 AM
It's all love . . .

I don't eat no meat, no dairy, no sweets
Only ripe vegetables, fresh fruit and whole wheat
I'm from the old school, my household smell like soul food, bro
Curried falafel, barbecued tofu
No fish though, no candy bars, no cigarettes
Only ganja and fresh-squeezed juice from oranges
Exercising daily to stay healthy
And i rarely drink water out the tap, cause it's filthy

Lentil soup is mental fruit
And ginger root is good for the yout'
Fresh veg-e-table with the mayatl stew
Sweet yam fries with the green calalloo
Careful how you season and prepare your foods
Cause you don't wanna lose vitamins and miner-ules
And that's the jewel
Life brings life, it's valuable, so i eat what comes
From the ground, it's natural
Let your food be your medicine (uh huh)
No excederin (uh uh)
Strictly herb, generate in the sun, cause i got melanin
And drink water, eight glasses a day
Cause that's what they say

They say you are what you eat, so i strive to be healthy
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy
Cause true wealth comes from good health, and wise ways
We got to start taking better care of ourselves

They say you are what you eat, so i strive to be healthy
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy
Cause true wealth comes from good health, and wise ways
We got to start taking better care of ourselves, be
Healthy y'all . . .

Yeah, yeah, yeah, hold the fuck up, yo
We'll take this little intermission, listen what the
Fuck we gotta say, y'know?
Word is bond son, niggaz been livin fat for too long, knowamsayin?
Smokin bogeys, fuckin drinkin all types of shit
Wailin out, not givin a fuck what they puttin in they
Bodies, son, knowamsayin?
‘bout time niggaz start thinkin about that shit, son, knowamsayin?
That shit is fuckin, makin us deteriorate, son
Word up, we gotta care bout our little babies an shit, son
Niggaz got kids to raise, straight up
Ya gotta start learnin yo self, learning bout ya health, son
Learnin this world we live in, kid, knowamsayin?
It's time to start changin all that shit god, word up
So i'm gonna leave y'all niggaz on some shit like that, ya knowamean?
Word up, y'all niggaz better start usin y'all minds an
Shit, kid