January 20, 2014

The TPP and Your Food


January 20, 2014
Jennifer Dust

Will more or less regulations make food our safer? How about knowing where your food comes from and who is producing it?
Since Monsanto controls the government via the Monsanto Protection Act, it appears much of a shoe-in for big agricultural chemical companies (others include Dow Chemical, DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer and BASF) to control the food supply. Monsanto has a well known track record of intimidating and harassing farmers from replanting their seeds, cross contamination and what ever else their Gestapo employees find to start up lawsuits against small farmers.
So how would the TPP effect the food industry (not that Big-Ag needs any more help at the moment)? Here's a quick run down.
Small farmers and producers will essentially be put out of business. The TPP could replace small farms and communities with large agribusinesses, more so than they currently are.
Food safety standards would be reduced to a bare minimum. More so than the FDA and USDA uphold today (personally, I wouldn't trust much of anything these two agencies report even today. Their standards aren't in our best interests).
The fight for labeling foods would be a thing of the past. Monsanto will use the TPP to pull a few more strings to make it illegal to label products containing GMOs.
Finally, governments would not be able to support local food. Under TPP, public institutions (universities, schools, hospitals, etc.) may not be allowed to use local farms as a source of food, as it would violate free-trade terms by discriminating against foreign farms.
It's no wonder why these companies (including local, state and federal government agencies) make it hard for citizens to grow their own food and become self sustainable. It's only a step towards world domination. It's no accident TPP is being dealt in secret and GMO labeling isn't being passed by our elected officials. But now is the time to step up and take a stand. Let your voice be heard and contact your representatives to stop Fast Track and vote NO on the TPP.
“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.“ –Henry Kissinger

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