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What this will do is force anyone who produces food of any kind, and then transports it to a different location for sale, to register with a new federal agency called the “Food Safety Administration.” Even growers who only sell only fruit and/or vegetables at farmers markets would not only have to register, but they would be subject inspections by federal agents of their property and all records related to food production. The frequency of these inspections will be determined by the whim of the Food Safety Administration. Mandatory “safety” records would have to be kept. Anyone who fails to register and comply with all of this nonsense could be facing a fine of up to $1,000,000 per violation.
FDA and USDA are already supposed to be making sure our food is safe (nice going on the SBGH bozos) so the only real purpose of creating yet another food agency is to impose so much paperwork and inspections on small farmers that they will not be able to sell their produce at farmer's markets and roadside stands. IN other words, this is intended to drive them small farmers out of business and grant agribusiness and supermarket chains a monopoly on food production and distribution.
This is all the more reckless and dangerous right now because it is the small dispersed farmers who will be best positioned to feed the nation through a total economic collapse during which farming corporations and supermarket distributors will collapse and cease to operate at all.
cryptogon.com » Archives » Change We Can Believe In: How About the End of Farmers Markets? Say Hello to H.R. 875: Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (external - login to view)
control the food supply and you control the people.