The Right to Grow Your Own Food Is Being Hijacked by the Federal Government
Self-sustainability needs to be protected
In a document quietly signed into law a few years ago, your right to grow your own food was surreptitiously taken away and given to the Federal government through the right of ‘seizure’ given to the Feds, by the Feds. Was this a preemptive strike to make all Americans dependent upon corporations like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, Bayer, etc. for food?
The document is titled executive order 13603: “National Defense Resources Preparedness.” In this 10-page document the federal government declares its right to seize control of many things – from ‘all forms of energy’ to ‘all useable water sources’ – and perhaps most alarming:
“All commodities and products that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals.”
That means food.
Though orders like these have admittedly been issued at different times since the Cold War, they smack of totalitarian control over all the vital resources of our nation – right down to the organic broccoli or non-GMO potatoes that you might want to grow in your own backyard should the DARK Act pass.
This isn’t the only legislation that we should be wary of, though. Bills S.425 and H.R.875 were introduced both in the House and Senate of the US Congress by Democrat Rosa DeLauro. This is concerning because Rosa De Lauro is married to Stanley Greenberg, who is Chairman and CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. This entity has carried out work for Biotech company Monsanto.
Fortunately, Bill S.425 and H.R. 875 were not enacted, but they were attempts by Big Ag to instill a total monopoly over our food supply.
In fact, the primary aim of these bills is to completely industrialize all food production in America. If these bills or future similar bills (like the DARK Act) are implemented, it would be illegal to grow food in our gardens, and even illegal to give that food away to our friends and family.
Other parts of these bills attempt to restrict and control the usage of valuable minerals and vitamins that have proven beneficial effects on people’s well-being. You can bet that Big Pharma had its say in developing those portions. Or are Big Ag and Big Pharma really just one in the same?
You can come up with your own conclusion, but the political breadcrumbs are there for those with eyes to see.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.