The Militant Libertarian

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

FDA on the attack against family farms

In the past few years we have suffered food contamination in products from China, Mexico and places unknown. Thanks to CAFTA [trade illegal] provisions we do not even have the right to have our food labeled with country of origin and have no way of knowing where it came from, how it was produced or what the standards for processing were, if any. The FDA appears to view this as a minor problem.

Then came the National Animal Identification System. Of course this only applies to American family owned farms, but not to corporate farms. This is a system of RFID tagging of every animal, even those not used for food, and a data base system that is GPS operated. This means every animal tagged in this system can be located using GPS.

Family farms are required to RFID tag every chicken, pig, cow, horse, duck, dog, cat, or other animal. Corporate farm animals on the other hand, are not. Massive herds of animals are counted as [one], and the fee for these herds is as if only one animal exists. Family farms pay by the head. Also, the family farmer or rancher must report within 24 hours the death of an animal for any reason, including food production.

The immediate question that comes to mind is: Why would the federal government be interested in locating every domestic animal in the country?

Turns out it isn’t so much the tracking of animals as it is controlling the food supply and the rights to land, ownership and privacy.

Under NAIS, the farm owner is required to register his property with the FDA. Only it isn’t his property any longer. Now, the owner is listed as the operator [manager] of the PREMISES. Property is no longer property…..implying ownership. It is now a [premise] and is consigned to the FDA. The operator [manager] is simply the person running the operation. Every state complying with NAIS is forcing farmers and ranchers to obtain a Premise ID…….in effect rendering them tenants on their own land, rather than owners.

The farmland and ranchland that has now been seized by the federal government under the auspices of the FDA is being used as collateral on the loans taken out with countries such as China and Japan among others, facilitating the bailout of Wall Street.

I found it odd that among all the reasons given as to why our animals should all be tagged and locatable with GPS, including some rare form of rabies that might occur or ecoli, salmonella or some other prefabricated bio-terrorist threat, no one mentioned the use of farmlands and ranchlands seized under the FDA rules being used for collateral on the national debt racked up by bailing out Wall Street.

So, if I understand all of this correctly, the crooks and thieves on Wall Street got to keep all their stolen loot, continue to receive millions in unearned bonuses and perks, will not be prosecuted for corruption and get to go home to their lavish accommodations……and the most valuable farmland in the world is being seized to accommodate this theft.

And if I understand the FDA correctly, they see no problem with China shipping contaminated food and infant formula into our country, and the FDA made no attempt to halt or impede the flow of products from China, but live in absolute fear of organic family farms with no history of problems here at home. Unless of course you count the charges of contamination levied against farms who refused to cooperate with this invasive agenda, in which case just because you work for the FDA you can say there were problems without any evidence whatsoever.

Behind all of this is the hidden intent. The intent is to eradicate all family owned farms and ranches in favor of multi-national corporate farms and ranches. Once food production is totally converted to corporations, who eats and what they eat will be the questions.

For some reason, the FDA sees no problems with GMO or the crops grown with mutated bacteria and viruses inherent in their genetic make-up. The FDA dismisses any reports of the adverse affects on the human body from consumption of GMO foods such as Morgellans or the reports of organ damage. Instead they attack organic farms which offer uncontaminated food.

The questions we all should be asking now are:

* Why would the government attempt to eradicate whole foods uncontaminated by genetic engineering?
* Why would organic farmers and ranchers pose a threat?
* Why are genetically altered foods not labeled?
* If genetically altered foods are safe, why was the Artic Seed Vault, containing thousands of organic and natural seeds species built? Why are there no genetically altered seeds included?
* What is the real purpose of tagging and tracking domestic animals in the US.

What we eat should be our choice. And we should have the right to know what we are consuming and where it came from and what has been done to alter it. The claims of increased production, better foods and healthier choices have all been shown to be false. Ask yourself why our own government is promoting and protecting this assault on our food supply, and who does it benefit?

You can bet that none of those profiting from this corruption of the food supply are consuming any of this frankenfood. They know better.

© 2008 Marti Oakley


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  • At 7:43 AM, December 29, 2008 , Anonymous said...

    Thats a great article detailing some of the problems we face in this country. What are the solutions to all the government interventions into our lives as we begin 2009?
    Political government thrives on two things, dependency upon it and opposition to it.
    I have a blog site,, where I discuss individual Freedom and private ownership of property,looking for solutions to regain these two things.
    thanks Anne cleveland.

  • At 3:54 PM, December 29, 2008 , Blogger Marti Oakley said...

    States need to do what Oklahoma and others are doing....demanding and securing their sovereignty away from the federal government.

    It will have to start in state.....ore or less a state enforced protectionism. Clean up the food supply and run Monsanto and Syngenta and others like them out of the state.

    Use legislation to make it ILLEGAL to plant, cultivate or process genetically engineered food.

    A second option is to make it illegal for any more than a specified % of farm and ranch land to be owned by corporations larger than the family farm.

    We have many options whcih I would like to discuss in detail.

    Thanks for your comments on my article. And thanks to Militant Libertarian for cross posting it.

    Marti Oakley/PPJ Gazette


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