Food Today, Everything Else Tomorrow

Posted by Jeffrey K Radt ("JRed") | Posted in , , , , , , , , | Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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I guess this kind of stuff shouldn't surprise me anymore...

Despite Massive Protests, US Senate Passes S 510 Food Safety Bill

(NaturalNews)
The new Food Tyranny Act -- called the "Food Safety Modernization Act" in the U.S. Senate -- has been passed by the senate today. It would give the FDA vast new powers to criminalize and imprison farmers and food producers while doing absolutely nothing to address to real root of the food contamination problem: Factory animal farm operations (which are regulated under the USDA, not the FDA).

The bill passed 73 to 25, with Sen Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) emerging as the greatest "voice of reason" in the debate. His last-ditch amendment to reduce the scale of the bill was defeated this morning.

Here's the official vote record:
https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00257

Notably, there wasn't a single Democrat who opposed the bill.

The one thing I found worse than this news today (aside from the fact that far too many Americans are still clueless about all of this let alone why it should matter to them) is how lawmakers tried to justify their decision to vote to pass this Bill.

Senate Passes Bill To Boost Food Safety

The Senate passed legislation Tuesday to make food safer in the wake of deadly E. coli and salmonella outbreaks, potentially giving the government broad new powers to increase inspections of food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted food. The $1.4 billion bill, which would also place stricter standards on imported foods, passed the Senate 73-25. Supporters say passage is critical after widespread outbreaks in peanuts, eggs and produce. Those outbreaks have exposed a lack of resources and authority at the FDA as the embattled agency struggled to contain and trace the contaminated products. The agency rarely inspects many food facilities and farms, visiting some every decade or so and others not at all. The bill would emphasize prevention so the agency could try to stop outbreaks before they begin. Farmers and food processors would have to tell the Food and Drug Administration how they are working to keep their food safe at different stages of production.

The audacity! They use "deadly E. coli and salmonella outbreaks" as THE primary reason for passing this new Bill? Shameful! That's patently absurd. Yet, the media and the American public don't think twice about looking into such an explanation.

Here's the truth of the matter though...

> Seriously, just stop for a moment and think things through logically. Why would the government care whether or not you are growing and selling your own natural food on property you own? This is still America, right? And don’t tell me that they’re trying to protect citizens from people contaminating the US food supply. Really? The people being harassed are growing fruits and vegetables ORGANICALLY – there are no chemicals in their food because they’re not using them! No, it’s Big Business aligned with Big Government that are the ones using the “not-so-friendly-to-people” chemicals!

> So, why would they want to put a stop to people growing, harvesting, selling, and eating foods that were much healthier for them? The ONLY logical answer is the SAME ANSWER to all the things we expose here each day on Look Up Fellowship…THE BIBLE IS TRUE! THERE ARE EVIL FORCES IN THIS WORLD THAT SERVE SATAN AND HIS SINISTER SCHEMES! HIS “M.O.” IS ABOUT CONTROL, DEATH, AND DESTRUCTION! If you don’t believe that with all of your heart, then you don’t believe the Word of God.

> Lastly, for those of you who think I’m just making this stuff up as I go, there was a story that Yahoo carried back in August that I think I referenced on a braodcast of Right Now Radio at the time with the headline “Raw Almond Producers Fight Fed Rules”. Please read that article in its entirety because it underscores EVERYTHING that I just wrote, and PROVES BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that this isn’t just “wild speculation” on my part. As you read that story, remember that these are the “experts” talking, or those who have worked in the Almond growing industry their entire lives. If anyone would know what they’re talking about, it would be them. The key excerpt? "Dr. Robert S. Lawrence, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, said studies have shown that under 1 percent of almonds are contaminated by a variety of salmonella strains. He compares that to much higher percentages in some meats. 'If the rest of our food supply were that safe, we'd be shouting for joy, so I can appreciate and sympathize with the producers who are asking to be relieved of this burden,' said Lawrence."

> Bottom line, while one death is always a tragedy, and even if deaths due to foodborne pathogens are underreported (as I believe that they are), let's use our God-given brains, conduct research, and think critically here. The official government data from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) on Food-Related Illness And Death In The United States proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that our elected officials just passed a massive new Bill, granted the federal government even more power, and approved the spending of even more money we don't have for an ESTIMATED "Case Fatality Rate" of 0.0001% in the case of E. coli and 0.0040%-0.0078% for Salmonella according to the CDC! Absolutely ridiculous! It's worse than the "Flu Farce" each year.

Money and Power. That's what this boils done to.

The Senate version of the Bill must now be reconciled with the House version that was passed last year. This reconciliation committee must hammer out the differences between the two Bills. Some sources say that it might even be done during this "lame duck" session. Lovely.

Fortunately, we learned that the following holds true...

This bill, as originally written, would have outlawed most nutritional supplements through "harmonization" with European laws. It also would have authorized ten-year prison sentences for farmers selling raw milk to their neighbors. Both of those provisions were eventually stripped out of the bill thanks to some last-minute amendments, but it gives you an idea of the outright police state mentality of the original bill authors who attempted to put in place complete government control over food, gardens, raw milk and more.

I'm sure some are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Not me. Don't let any of that fool you.

This power grab should concern both Christians who study end times prophecy and non-Christians alike. History has proven over and over again the dangers involved in allowing the government too much control over our God-given food supply.

If you think that's "alarmist", then please read this excerpt from the same article that was included above because it's straight-up common sense...

The idea that we're going to save a few lives from food poisoning while subjecting everyone to yet another layer of Big Government tyranny is so abhorrent and downright evil that if our country's founding fathers saw all this going on, they would be stunned into silence that it's happening in "the land of the free." Fresh milk being criminalized? You've got to be kidding...

Only they're not kidding. The FDA is the agency that has raided vitamin companies (https://www.naturalnews.com/021791.html), arrested nutritional supplement manufacturers and ordered the destruction of books containing stevia recipes. This is the agency that censors the scientific truth about natural foods like cherries and walnuts (https://www.naturalnews.com/029698_c...) while promoting the outright fraud and quackery of the pharmaceutical industry.

And now the FDA is to be rewarded for its malfeasance with yet MORE power and authority?

This is how Washington works, folks. The government always thinks it's here to save you, and the Democrats want Big Government to be your nanny and "take care of you." (The Republicans, for their part, just want to bail out the wealthy banksters with your money.) And yet, when it all comes down to it, these people are just tyrants who have forgotten American history and abandoned the Constitution and its founding principles.

Mark my words: Five years down the road, when the FDA's armed "food police" are running rampant across America, arresting farmers and imprisoning lettuce growers, people will be appalled, and they'll wonder, "How could we have let this happen!?" The answer is right here: You let it happen because you allowed Big Government to rule over the food supply. And if there's one thing we know about Big Government, it's that it always wants to get bigger.

It always wants more power. More authority. More funding. And more excuses to function as a dictatorship that rules over the American people.

The Food Safety Modernization Act is to the food supply what the Patriot Act is to the Bill of Rights. We must make every effort to prevent this from becoming law, lest we find ourselves living under a food dictatorship where only dead, fumigated or irradiated food will be allowed to be sold to the public.

He's absolutely right you know. Something for all of us to prayerfully digest (pun intended).

For more background information on this very important subject and our efforts to sound the alarm, please take a moment to read "Food Modernization Act Or Complying With Codex Alimentarius In Disguise?" because it will open your eyes to a sinister plot that's being conducted without much scrutiny by the mainstream media. Shocker.

Folks, it's time to wake up. First, they passed the Bailout Bill -- against the wishes of the American people. Second, they passed Health Care -- against the wishes of the American people. Third, they passed QE2 -- against the wishes of the American people. Now, they passed this "Food Safety" Bill -- against the wishes of the American people.

Deception and lies. Political corruption and tyranny. Order out of chaos. A New World Order. An elite few making decisions for the common masses. Are you seeing a pattern yet? We continue to move right along God's prophetic timeline.

Man, I'm glad I belong to Jesus Christ -- the very Truth Himself.

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Comments Posted (10)

jeff

thank you and right on!!!

this is the begining of codex under a stealth name.
get ready to fight for your right to live. because thats the next right they want to take away from you! if you can't see through the smoke and mirriors yet your in big trouble because it is to late. the tribulation is about to begin!

I pray to GOD the people and the good group in the pentagon take over now, and rest controll away from the satanic powers at the top.

if not it's going to get real ugly real quick.

GOD forgive us for our sins and help us through this horrible time of the end!!! amen

john

Its funny how everything is about are safety, they scan and Pat down honest Americans for our safety, but keep the front door which is the Mexican border open so terrorists can just walk over like the 12 million Illegals have. Now they want to protect us from our food, I agree this has nothing to do with safety and 100% with control and to create Chaos so they powers in the shadows can speed along their plan.Satan twists everything just like Jonathan Kleck said "He turns everything upside down" and all this sounds upside down to me.May God who knows the end from the beginning save us from what appears to be coming and coming quick as I believe he will.
God bless you all
Sal

jeff

I can't help but wonder how come your so called faithfull readers, never have anything to say about what is realy happening in our country. such as s510!!!

but if you bring up a movie or a hollywood star you recieve 20 comments.

it seems to me they are people of the world, gosipers in amazment at hype and flash.
that is why I continualy state that there are very few CHRISTIANS at this site.

they care more about trivial worldly things then they do about CHRIST and what is truly going on around them, havent you ntoticed this yet???

time is very very short, I pray to GOD thru JESUS CHRIST that they come out of their stuper and dellusion now or they will surely fall!!! amen

john

John,
I hear what you're saying about apathy being a major issue with Christians and non-Christians alike these days. Still, my job is to report the news and then pray that the Lord uses it to speak to people's hearts and minds.

Breaking News On This Bill:
https://www.rollcall.com/news/-201012-1.html

In Christ,
Jeff ("JRed")

A must read today if you want further clarification on all of this.

Top 10 Lies About S510 Food Safety Bill:
https://www.naturalnews.com/030587_Senate_Bill_510_Food_Safety.html#ixzz16pkYVMPX

Keep Looking Up,
Jeff ("JRed")

John,

(Mr. Exclamation Point):

I take exception to your charge that the ("so-called") faithful readers of this blog "never" have anything to say about what is really happening in our country. Really? "Never"? Don't think so. The Bible has something to say about false accusers in the last days, so I'd be extremely careful with your accusations:

II Timothy 3:1-5

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

I totally agree that concern for trivial, wordly things is rampant in our society (II Timothy 3 also addresses this problem - thus the blatant warning of "perilous times" shall come; we know also that the last days will be as in the days of Noah - with society basically clueless to the prophetic warning signs). God, however, still remains our only Judge (not you or any other fallible - i.e., "imperfect" person). The Bible has something to say about judging others, so I'd be extremely careful in that area as well:

Matthew 7:1-5

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

The Bible also speaks of worrying about our lives and the cares of this world. Our country's troubles are important, no doubt, and we are certainly entrusted to be good stewards while we're on this earth, but The Bible, thankfully, gives us this assurance:

Matthew 6:25-34

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Pretty much sums it up doesn't it?

Please come quickly, Lord.

A tip of the hat to you PK. Good use of Scripture throughout your Biblical, Christian-like response. Thank you.

In Christ,
Jeff ("JRed")

pk

I singled no one out, but you jumped on me personaly. so it is quite oddvious you took offence to what I had to say! this only proves not only that I was right, but that you are one of those people I was speaking of.
if this was not a fact it would not have offended you!!!

also I judge no one, I state facts and quote scipture. I also discern rightiousnees from unrightiousness.
many out there do not know the difference. I forgive them for that. but time is short and I am not going to debate with some one as clueless as you!!!

you see as soon as you get into debate with somone that has no clue about the true doctrine of JESUS CHRIST, you are setting yourself up to be mingled with the luke warm and I'm not about to fall for that lucy.

Hebrews 5:10-14 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Malachi 3:16-18 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

Ezekiel 44:23-24 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.

now that sums it up!!!!!!!

GOD forgive these babes who still suck milk, i pray they find YOUR TRUTH before it is to late!!!

john
john

John,

I stand by everything I said.

I didn't think you were singling anyone out at all - quite the opposite; your original blanket statement was directed towards readers (plural), and used the word "never" ("...your so called faithful readers never have anything to say about what is really happening in our country such as S510") - a false accusation with the use of the word "never".

No, don't care to get into a debate with you...

I agree, time is very short & many people are indeed in a stupor, unfortunately, blind to the many prophetic signs unfolding like never before. As I mentioned previously, II Timothy 3 is being painfully played out in these last days as The Bible warns...men will be "lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God."

I'm looking up!

Come quickly, Lord.

We are not of this world so we are commanded not to fight for it, but to come out of it.
John 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
We look to the coming kingdom of Yahshua, a new earth and a new heaven.

Yes, it might get ugly but Romans 8:35 says: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Yes, the evil is great in the world, who can keep up with it? But we pray, "Deliver us from evil", "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one." Yahshua prayed for us too, "John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil."

Yes there is apathy in the world, but Yahweh hasn't finished His great work yet and some people still sleep waiting for the moment that Yahweh will awaken them.

Know ye not, that when you hurt one of His little ones you hurt the whole body of Christ.

1Cr 12:24-26 For our comely [parts] have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that [part] which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body ; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another.
And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured , all the members rejoice with it.

Rom 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

1Pe 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

1Co 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Please let us love one another and recognize that it pleases the Lord that some of us are weaker than the others. This way we can demonstrate that we truly love Him by loving and helping those who are weaker than us.