We are but a moments sunlight fading in the grass; you are the key
Nothing to see here.
It’s definitely not important, like, say, Obama’s fat lip.
No big deal. Just your organic and small farmers about to be trashed in the “interest” of Public Health. After all, everybody is much better off eating Almost Food, brought to you by Monsanto, long-range studies on the effects on your body, ongoing–and you are the subjects.
Pimped on the House as “The Food Safety Modernization Act” in the same way the health care reaming was pimped as “Health Care Reform,” meaning You Are So Screwed, HR 875′s companion Senate bill is coming to your senate theater soon, as in Today
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THERE IS HOWEVER ANOTHER SIDE. A VERY RESPECTED ADVOCATE OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND FAMILY FARMS IS IN FAVOR OF THIS BILL. MARION NESTLE WROTE FOOD POLITICS AND I URGE YOU TO ALSO READ HER POST ON THE SENATE ACTION TODAY . MARION NESTLE WROTE "FOOD POLITICS".
Uppity Woman, on November 29, 2010 at 6:57 PM said:
S.510 passed. 74-25. I have updated, included a link to Sen Tester’s explanation of his amendment. Let’s hope the loopholes don’t emerge after the fact, like they always do.
GC Notes: The legislation was going to be a burden on small and organic farms but Sen Tester made an amendment exempting them from the requirements and directing the regulators to develop regs more in line with their capabilities. The problem is the House bill does not have the Tester amendment and there will be a reconciliation where Monsanto will try to squash the Tester amendment. Because Monsanto and agri business only consented to the Food Safety Act because they thought it would wipe out small farms. Uppity has a video of Tester explaining his amendment. It would be important to make sure the amendment stays part of the final legislation.
In my opinion the CD "Greendale" by Neil Young and Crazy Horse is the music for this time 2010 but you have to buy the CD because the only video comes with it. It is a novel with each song on the album taking the story further until the climax which transforms listeners by trance. But Neil Young did many Greendale tours. And of course fans brought their cell phones. Here is a bootleg of one of the Greendale album's songs from NY's tour - it is about a woman , Sun Green, pushed too far by corporate greed. Because of her resistance the FBI comes to her home. They kill her cat . She goes on the run to Alaska which symbolizes the last wilderness. Go here and listen to where we are now:
Here is someone, not Neil Young, who sings one of the songs from the CD "Greendale".
Here is the climax BE THE RAIN