(NaturalNews) U.S. Senate Bill S 510 is now on the Senate floor where a vote is expected shortly. Yesterday, the Motion to Invoke Cloture
passed on a vote of 74-25 (see how they voted, below), sending the bill forward for a final vote perhaps as early as today.
US Senate offices are experiencing a huge backlash of grassroots opposition to the bill -- called the Food Safety Modernization Act
-- as virtually every health freedom organization, family farm group and even dietary supplement companies have aligned to oppose this new bill. It is being called "The most dangerous bill in United States history" and would thrust America into a new Dark Ages of FDA tyranny over seeds, foods, herbs, gardens and nutritional supplements. (http://naturalnews.com/030418_Food_Safety_Modernization_Act_seeds.htm...
Opposition to the bill has been widespread. For example, the John Birch Society
issued this alert yesterday:Senate Bill 510 has already passed committee and is on the Senate calendar. It calls for enhanced expansion of FDA authority over small farms, ranches, and other food producers, establishes burdensome administrative requirements for large and small operations, and arbitrary legal authority to recall "unsafe medications," the definition of which is not clearly established; if in line with the global standard set by Codex Alimentarius, "unsafe medications" could extend to dietary supplements and herbal products. There is language that currently exempts from heavy regulation dietary supplement manufacturers and packagers. However, the FDA and its agents are notorious for interpreting regulations their own way.Take Action: Click here to sign the John Birch Society petition opposing S.510
The John Birch Society insists that "My right to produce, distribute, and consume the foods of my choice is part of my right to life and liberty under the Constitution."
I happen to agree. The FDA has no business telling us we can't buy raw milk
, or we can't save our own garden seeds
or grow organic produce and sell it at the farmer's market
How they voted so far
Here's how the senators voted on the motion to send S.510 to a full floor vote: (this is a procedural vote to move the bill forward so that it can be voted on for final passage)Who voted in FAVOR of moving S.510 forward
Wyden (D-OR)Who OPPOSED S.510
All of you who live in states where senators voted in favor of this need to call your U.S. Senate offices today
-- right now -- and urge them to oppose this nefarious bill.
Call the Capitol Switchboard and ask to be directly connected to your Senator's office: 202-224-3121.
We are about to lose our food freedoms over the bill, because unless more pressure is brought to bear, it looks like this bill will soon pass -- and we will be thrust into a new era of FDA tyranny over the food supply
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