The information below is from an e-mail I just received. We need to contact our congress representatives and express our opinion on this issue.
House H.R. 875
Senate S 425
The main backer and lobbyist is (guess who?) Monsanto!
The Bills will require organic farms to use specific fertilizers and poisonous sprays. All farms and growers will be instructed and regulated by the newly formed agency to 'make sure there is no danger to the general public and the appending food supply.' The attempt is to 'standardize' the agricultural industry.
At first this may appear as if it is only directed at commercial farms but don't be fooled. This WILL include backyard gardens that grow food for consumption by a single family and not intended for resale. Most prior Bills that started off with such intent are later expanded in their scope and become more restricted in nature.
If this passes then NO more heirloom clean seeds but only Monsanto genetically-altered seeds that are now showing up with unexpected diseases in humans.
The name on this evil food plan is the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (Really makes it sound like the feds are trying protect us!)
Criminalize Organic Farming? video (Read the text under the video as well.)
Let me be crystal clear here. This has NOTHING to do with food safety. This is only about TOTAL CONTROL by the federal government in our lives.