Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Insane Congress bans organic farming



Criminalizing Organic Farming? Bills: HR 875 and S 425

HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of the 10th amendment




H.R.875

Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (Introduced in House)

Beginning
February 4, 2009

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS; PURPOSES.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
TITLE I--ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FOOD SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

SEC. 101. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FOOD SAFETY ADMINISTRATION.
SEC. 102. CONSOLIDATION OF FOOD SAFETY FUNCTIONS.
SEC. 103. ADDITIONAL DUTIES OF THE ADMINISTRATION.
TITLE II--ADMINISTRATION OF FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM

SEC. 201. ADMINISTRATION OF NATIONAL PROGRAM.
SEC. 202. REGISTRATION OF FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS AND FOREIGN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS.
SEC. 203. PREVENTIVE PROCESS CONTROLS TO REDUCE ADULTERATION OF FOOD.
SEC. 204. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR CONTAMINANTS IN FOOD.
SEC. 205. INSPECTIONS OF FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS.
SEC. 206. FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITIES.
SEC. 207. FEDERAL AND STATE COOPERATION.
SEC. 208. IMPORTS.
SEC. 209. RESOURCE PLAN.
SEC. 210. TRACEBACK REQUIREMENTS.
SEC. 211. ACCREDITED LABORATORIES.
TITLE III--RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

SEC. 301. PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT SYSTEM.
SEC. 302. PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ADVISORY SYSTEM.
SEC. 303. RESEARCH.
SEC. 304. WORKING GROUP ON IMPROVING FOODBORNE ILLNESS SURVEILLANCE.
SEC. 305. CAREER-SPANNING TRAINING FOR FOOD INSPECTORS.
SEC. 306. FOOD-BORNE ILLNESS HEALTH REGISTRY.
SEC. 307. STUDY ON FEDERAL RESOURCES.
TITLE IV--ENFORCEMENT

SEC. 401. PROHIBITED ACTS.
SEC. 402. FOOD DETENTION, SEIZURE, AND CONDEMNATION.
SEC. 403. NOTIFICATION AND RECALL.
SEC. 404. INJUNCTION PROCEEDINGS.
SEC. 405. CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES.
SEC. 406. PRESUMPTION.
SEC. 407. WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION.
SEC. 408. ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT.
SEC. 409. CITIZEN CIVIL ACTIONS.
TITLE V--IMPLEMENTATION

SEC. 501. REORGANIZATION PLAN.
SEC. 502. TRANSITIONAL AUTHORITIES.
SEC. 503. SAVINGS PROVISIONS.
SEC. 504. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.
SEC. 505. ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.
SEC. 506. REGULATIONS.
SEC. 507. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
SEC. 508. LIMITATION ON AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

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