S.510, Food Control (aka, People Control) for Dummies

“Monsanto,” one of the most powerful multi-national corporations in the world, and arguably a major player in The New World Order conspiracy aimed at controlling millions via the food they eat, probably needs no introduction.

The Powers That Be (TPTB, a non-conspiracy acronym) has been trying to get control of our food since 1970. ((G. William Domhoff, a Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz first coined the non-conspiracy acronym TPTB. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Miami. He has been teaching at the University of California, Santa Cruz, since 1965. Four of his books are among the top 50 best sellers in sociology for the years 1950 to 1995: Who Rules America? ))

Any idea who is stopping them? Answer: You

You and I have been doing a great job for years, but Houston, we have a problem.

November 17, 2010: the greatest threat to our food sovereignty in history, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 (S.510), is on the floor of the U.S. Senate, and the food activists are sitting on the side lines ignoring the pleas for help.

Monsanto uses overt and covert strategies to accomplish their goals. They don’t leave important matters like “food” to chance. Monsanto counted on our apathy from the beginning.

To understand this abnormal behavior, we have to return to the scene of the 2009 crime, when the father of S.510 was introduced into the Congress, HR.875. ((Monsanto uses overt and covert strategies to accomplish their goals. Monsanto was behind both sides of the battle over HR.875 in 2009. They don’t leave important matters like these to chance.

• Monsanto’s tentacles reach into every aspect of our society: government, private industry, the military, law enforcement and, of course, agriculture. Large, small, organic and non-organic farmers—and don’t forget libertarian grass roots activists—are all influenced directly and indirectly by Monsanto. In Monsanto’s world, there is no room for the family farmer. The company’s well-known corporate bullying tactics have made this clear. Just ask Percy Schmeiser, the brave Canola farmer who dared to take on Monsanto.
• HR.875’s vague wording was intentional.
• Family Farmers (organic and non-organic) are under attack, but not by Congresswoman DeLauro, the author of HR.875 whose husband was a political consultant to Monsanto 10 years ago.
• The timing of HR.875 coincided with the slow food, Locavore, and urban gardening movements in the United States and, for that matter, any slow food movement anywhere in the world.
• The E. coli and salmonella outbreaks related to spinach, tomatoes and peanuts are the work of Monsanto’s agents: Things don’t happen; they’re made to happen.
• Healthy Family Farm owner Sharon Palmer was arrested for selling raw goat milk, and the Ohio food co-op raided Gestapo-style was obviously instigated by Monsanto agents in a move designed to intimidate urban gardeners. ))

The activists were out in force trying to stop HR.875, the bill That Will Kill All Farms and Eat Your Babies.

The problem was that the opposition to HR.875 wasn’t telling the truth about the bill.

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) tried to counter the disinformation from the opposition. OCA assured organic advocates that HR.875, the Food Safety and Modernization Act, is only “trying to improve the safety of food products derived from large industrial processing facilities and does not intend to trample organic farmers, backyard gardeners or consumers of fresh local foods.”

But the onslaught from the “controlled” opposition was relentless and continued to spread lies, half-lies and half-truths about HR.875. ((April 2009: Snopes on HR 875, Mostly False

It doesn’t matter if libertarian grandmother Linn Cohen-Cole, or Paul, a farmer from Wisconsin, were accidental dupes or knowing agents of Monsanto’s disinformation campaign.

The very clear and present danger was that our “unelected representatives” would be forced to sit down and actually read HR.875. But when they do, they won’t find a ban on heirloom seeds, farmers markets or backyard gardening, because it isn’t there. Does anyone think Monsanto would actually put in writing that we are going to arrest Michelle Obama for planting a garden?

If they did, our representatives wouldn’t need a flood of frantic messages hollering that HR.875 is the bill that will “kill all farms and eat your babies.” No, believe it or not, our representatives eat and go to farmers markets just like we do.

So who was behind the HR.875 disinformation campaign?

The Natural Solutions Foundation (NSF) originated the Linn Cole articles.

The Organic Consumers Association and other legitimate heath advocates have been questioning the NSF for several years, and the criticism is universally the same: Why does the NSF keep turning out factually inaccurate, hysterically grim articles such as Linn Cole’s?

The answers start with the NSF founders, disinformation professionals husband-wife team Albert Stubblebine and Rima Laibow. My conclusion is Stubblebine and Laibow are using the Natural Solutions Foundation—and Linn Cole—to undermine the health freedom community by spreading disinformation about HR.875.

Stubblebine is a retired U.S. Army major general who designed AEGIS, “a major Homeland Security private initiative.” Given this background and his ties to the U.S. intelligence community, eyebrows were raised in the health freedom community in early 2005 when, along with Laibow, Stubblebine launched the NSF website and began to promote his wife as an expert on Codex Alimentarius, the commission working to adopt strict new guidelines for vitamin and mineral supplements.

Dr. Rath, founder of the 4.dr-rath-foundation, a legitimate health advocacy group, and the author of A Modern Major General Exposed? writes: “It quickly became apparent to experienced health freedom observers that Stubblebine either hadn’t done his homework properly, or that he and Laibow were intentionally spreading inaccurate and misleading material about Codex and other related dietary supplement issues via their website and press releases.

Moreover, despite repeated concerns being expressed by more experienced health freedom observers, Stubblebine and Laibow continued to disseminate this material, and pointedly ignored requests to remove it from their website.”

Dr. Rima Laibow, in her YouTube video “Codex Alimentarious & Nutricide,” is the source of the false claims that WHO or FAO have Codex “epidemiological projections.” ))

Spreading misinformation, misleading or outright false information is not the way to defeat “food safety” legislation. When you make that misinformed, but well-intentioned, call to your Congressman, you are doing exactly what Monsanto wants—coming across as an ill-informed and hysterical extremist.

The Cornucopia Institute and OCA tried to set the record straight with the April 3 press release, Family Farmers Fear Being Run over by Food Safety Juggernaut and sent out a mass e-mail exposing the role of the HR.875 disinformation agents:

Subject: RETRACTION: URGENT! Monsanto Bill to Ban Organic Food:
“Monsanto, or one of their proxy groups, is actually feeding libertarian groups disinformation on this bill.

Unfortunately OCA was too late. Organic food activists were burned out from the emails faxes and phone calls complaining about HR.875 killing their gardens and eating their babies.

No wonder no one is taking S.510 seriously.

In 2009, you got an email that said:

It Would Nationalize Farming — Destroy Organics — Even Attack Your Private Garden!

In 2010 the emails say:

It Would Nationalize Farming — Destroy Organics — Even Attack Your Private Garden!

We were conned by Monsanto last year with a sophisticated disinformation campaign.

But it’s not too late, especially now that the Senate voted for cloture; click here to oppose S.510 Food Safety and S.3767 FDA Criminal Enforcement legislation. ((By a vote of 74 to 25, at noon today, the U.S. Senate voted for cloture on S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, which means it must now be voted on in the full Senate within 60 days. All amendments to the controversial food control bill must be completed by that time. Full article.))

And don’t forget to take up your hoes and join the 43 million urban gardeners who are forming “local living sustainable communities,” like City Repair in Portland.

Robert Singer is a retired information technology professional and an environmental activist living in southern California. He can be reached at: rds2301@gmail.com. Read other articles by Robert, or visit Robert's website.

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  1. bozh said on November 18th, 2010 at 12:26pm #

    monsanto may control seeds and knowledge of seeds and farming but the u.s ruling class, the masters of people, are also masters of seed growers.
    ok, suppose, it is the other way around: monsanto controlling u.s., its ‘laws’, constitution, cia, fbi, judiciary, congress, w.h. army, media schooling. etc.
    so, what! are we to simply drown selves and our children?
    that being the only solution, tho, tacitly posited or suggested?
    so, one more supremacist on our hands. is there any other kind? according to media there just isn’t any! tnx

  2. mary said on November 19th, 2010 at 11:22am #

    So much for the principles of the British Bee Keepers’ Association

    Officials of the British Bee Keepers’ Association have been happy to accept cash from AgriChems and endorse their products many of which have been anything but bee-friendly.

    The industry now aims to fix EU pesticide risk assessment. The drive for profit is predominant.

    (www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/1-news-items/12674-pesticide-industry-involvement-in-eu-risk-assessment-puts-survival-of-bees-at-stake )

    This was a comment on MediaLens.