Monsanto - er, I mean FDA: Allow Americans to buy produce from non-corporate farms!

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Monsanto - er, I mean FDA: Allow Americans to buy produce from non-corporate farms!

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Magalee Cirpili started this petition to Head of FDA and former CEO of Monsanto Michael R. Taylor

Senate Bill S510 (http://aging.senate.gov/crs/aging19.pdf) claims to protect citizens from foodborne illnesses caused by fresh produce. The irony is that most pathogens we find have lived and thrived in grocery stores, with about 70% of "fresh" chickens carrying the salmonella virus at any time. The solution? Increase FDA power. Now, on an inkling, any product the FDA has "reason to believe" a food carries dangerous bacteria can be recalled in the interest of public safety. This blanket statement could withhold from thousands of Americans the right and access to foods not harmed with government approved GMOs and pesticides.

It seems the government has lost sight of its own hypocrisy. Only half a century ago the US Government was encouraging families to grow "victory gardens." In this great recession where fresh and untainted produce is continually more expensive for the struggling household, it seems cruel to withhold access to those products because the FDA has "reason to believe" it is contaminated. Transporting your organic vegetables to sell could make you guilty of smuggling. Raw milk that hasn't been loaded with chemicals or hormones would be banned. According to the Senate, the only safe foods are the sterilized, poisoned, genetically modified, ecologically damaging and carcinogenic monstrosities grown by corporate farms.


Make no mistake, this is not about protecting American health or preserving the American diet (ironically the most damaging thing to American health since the tobacco companies). This is about protecting corporate farms as citizens become more aware of the financial and health costs of buying produce in the grocery store. This is about big government taking away our rights to healthy food. This is about business. This is about making Monsanto's destructive practices legal so we don't police the millionaires in charge. Kill the bill. Revoke S150. Allow Americans to grow their own food free of cancer.

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