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Submitted by scubamage
scubamage (727538) writes "Congresswoman Rosa Delauro (D-CT) has introduced legislation which could potentially destroy both small and organic farming as we know it. The bill, HR 875, forces pesticides, herbicides, and any new chemicals developed to be used by all farmers in the name of "food safety and sanitation." It would also seek to outlaw seed banking, enforce mandatory GPS tracking of all livestock, and to create a new governing body to oversee food safety without any oversight. This includes warrantless searches of all food production facilities. Further, it would require such intense record keeping that it could quite literally strangle many small farmers out of business. It is also interesting to note that Ms. Delauro is married to Stanley Greenberg — a political strategist whose clients include none other than Monsanto: the world's largest producer of herbicides, pesticides, and genetically modified food products."
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Monsanto backed bill could outlaw organic farming

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  • I didn't have the focus to actually read the bill, it was especially difficult because various sections referred to outside documents. However, as a vegetarian and as someone who who has seen the mainstream penetration of the organic food idustry, I am sure someone is misinterpreting something.

    The Daily Green [thedailygreen.com] claims to debunk some of the myths presented. Their language is a bit too vague for comfort as well, but I hope they know what they are talking about.

    Myths and Facts: H.R. 875 â" The Food S

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