Thursday, May 5, 2011

FDA claims power to seize food without evidence of contamination

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Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer 
Activist Post

A few hours ago, the Food and Drug Administration declared it no longer needs credible evidence to seize food that may be contaminated. Ignoring the Fourth Amendment entirely, the FDA claims that based on mere suspicion that a food product has been contaminated or mislabeled, and that serious illness or death will result, it can hold the food for 30 days while it then looks for evidence. It claims this power under the Food Safety Modernization Act, which President Monsanto, I mean, Obama, signed in January.

On May 4th, the FDA stated:
Previously, the FDA’s ability to detain food products applied only when the agency had credible evidence that a food product presented was contaminated or mislabeled in a way that presented a threat of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.
Beginning July, the FDA will be able to detain food products that it has reason to believe are adulterated or misbranded for up to 30 days, if needed, to ensure they are kept out of the marketplace. The products will be kept out of the marketplace while the agency determines whether an enforcement action such as seizure or federal injunction against distribution of the product in commerce, is necessary.
Credible evidence no longer applies, it seems.

The Fourth Amendment states:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”


FDA thinks it can engage in search and seizure willy nilly. They’ve already been doing this, of course — but only at natural food facilities. Factory farms like DeCosta Eggs can sicken thousands of people over a period of years, without ever being shut down or having its product seized or destroyed. But, if you raise natural foods without pasteurizing them or adulterating them with drugs and genetically modified ingredients, even though no one becomes ill from your product, then be assured, the FDA will seize your products, your computers, your paperwork, and shut you down.

Most recently, the FDA shut down Pennsylvania farmer Dan Algyer, though no one became ill from his natural milk.  Morningland Cheese and Estrella Family Creamery are but two more in a long line of victims of the corporate war on natural food, though their products sickened no one. And most of the nation knows of the armed raid on Rawesome Foods last year. (Also see David Gumpert’s book, The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights.)

In the May 2011 edition of the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine (hat tip FTCLDF), Greg Breining summarizes the issues in MILK vs milk: Do consumers have the right to choose? Well, of course we do. Food freedom is as inalienable as the right to breathe. The freedom to eat the food with which humans evolved is requisite to our survival as individuals and as a species.  Thomas Jefferson agrees: “Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.”

That’s often paraphrased as: “If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”

Another rule announced by the FDA requires importers to declare if any nation refused their food or feed product for any reason, and to give the reason.  Both rules go into effect July 3, 2011.

Read the new FDA rules here.

Rady Ananda specializes in Natural Resources and administers the sites, Food Freedom and COTO Report




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37 comments:

Anonymous said...

The FDA is full of crap!!!!!!!!

shthar said...

Outrageous!

How dare they seize food before someone dies from it.

it's, it's, it's unamerican!

Anonymous said...

Your body belongs to you and you have the right to do with it as you please. It's no ones business what you eat, drink or smoke. The FDA can F#ck off!

Anonymous said...

Prepare to arm yourself and your family if you want to secure your health. FDA and Feds are international terrorist, true homeland terrorism. Start shooting back fellow Americans.

Anonymous said...

The answer to 1984 is herpty-derp-derpity-derpdy-dum! Inside joooooooob!

Anonymous said...

Go back to sleep shthar

Anonymous said...

shthar = shill for the gov't and corporations

Anonymous said...

Monsanto tightening its grip on food monopoly...

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous. Sadly, the Americans still will not fight back.

And shthar, you are nothing more than a tool.

Country Jane said...

Well now the FDA is doing exactly what the social service people do with children. Detain them (the innocent children and food) then look for evidence. Guilty until proven innocent.

If the FDA would only do their job in the first place and inspect actual problem farms providing food to large markets, but no, they don't want to bother with that silly stuff.

We have no rights any longer.

Jane in Alaska

Gerald said...

Let's hope we will soon read the following headlines: "Local Sheriff arrests Federal agents".

truthseeker9878 said...

Sooner or later the people are going to learn that all they are doing is poisoning us by heating the food and it basically has no nutrition. The people are going to decide these people need to go. They have collected all the seeds. They have hybrid seeds in place and could very easily sell the farmers eradicated seeds and kill at least 2 billion the first year. The only people that might survive are the ones who thought ahead and grew their food and canned it or they bought enough food to survive a disaster.

Artist said...

I would think that the FDA is doing us all a favor by making people think seriously about all the food they consume but I just don't like the way they do it. I agree with truthseeker9878 that we should learn to grow our own food to survive. Maybe actions by the bankrupt system we call government will wake up a few more people to the realities of this world, I hope we will learn to deal with these types of situations better in the future. Maybe we need to study how it's possible for the FDA to actually do this kind of action. As for me I don't agree with how they treat good businesses but then maybe we need to reevaluate how to set up a business that works unentangled from the debt game. Somebody study contract law please! Anybody remember, Who, What, Where, When, Why and sometimes How?

DD said...

This is an all-out war on natural foods and supplements. This will be enforced upon natural food producers, and will not be enforced upon corporate farms and food producers. Unfortunately, most people are lethargic about protecting their rights. But there are more people that are aware of the blatant corruption in government operations, regulation and law than we would ever know if we are to believe the lying mass media. Big Pharma and big corporations have purchased the entire regulatory apparatus. We're all eating GMO foods and elements, regardless of whether or not we eat organic. Something MUST change, and we're the only ones who can or will do it!

Anonymous said...

This is an All Out War on Humanity.

Anonymous said...

Yes! The largest terrorist organization in the world is now the US government terrorizing it's own citizens!!!

tim prussic said...

Good stuff... especially identifying the infringement upon the 4th Amendment. Thanks!
-Tim

Anonymous said...

The American fascist in action. This is un-constructional. There is no due process.

Anonymous said...

US citizens, "us", are too busy consuming what we can get our hands on or weeping about what we can't get our hands on to realize what is being done to us by our elected officials. I have my seed banks for veggies and herbs, chickens and goats, and water if I have to haul it. Few of us are ready!

Anonymous said...

This, folks, is the means by which they will starve us. Think Ukraine circa 1920 something, OK? Think mass starvation on a scale never before contemplated in this nation. Now, look at your children, and DO SOMETHING NOW!!!!
....or watch as the future slowly skeletalizes down to nothing..ever hear of kwashikior? It is a disease caused by malnutrition.

Doug said...

Escape this government in bed with, too big to fail banksters and big corporations. "Accept the enormity, give up illusions of containment". Our liberties are being attacked/repressed on multi-fronts. Mainstream news is bought and paid for by their "errors of omission". Police and armed forces violations against U.S. citizens abound nation wide. Congress has lost all constitutional power, forfeiting and negating our three levels of government, for checks and balances. Voting did not give us any level of "transparency" or a "change we can believe in", from the last administration. The power that is forcing change on us is evil-minded, and not servants of the people, nor do they have our best interest at heart. Be ready to escape the abuse of power that is about to be unleashed upon us. Douglas Carlton

Anonymous said...

Minnesota state constitution Article 13:

Sec. 6. PROHIBITION OF COMBINATIONS TO AFFECT MARKETS. Any combination of persons either as individuals or as members or officers of any corporation to monopolize markets for food products in this state or to interfere with, or restrict the freedom of markets is a criminal conspiracy and shall be punished as the legislature may provide.

Sec. 7. NO LICENSE REQUIRED TO PEDDLE. Any person may sell or peddle the products of the farm or garden occupied and cultivated by him without obtaining a license therefor.

Anonymous said...

How many gardens will they destroy before we start standing up to the Socialists? Do we wait till they have loaded some of us up in boxcars before we start fighting back? This is our country!

ska55124 said...

That photo above is totally fake, take a good look at it, the baby totally doesnt belong in the picture, the cop is holding the tazor with one arm, and look at her feet, they are not planted solid on the ground, like she is hovering over the ground. Get real guys.

Anonymous said...

at ska55124
If you look close you will see the words "Dees Illustration", below the picture. so, of course it isn't a real photo. lol

Alexei said...

The photo is fake just like this article. You can tell that all the people were just photoshopped onto the picture. Their outlines stand out and the people are too brightly colored.

Anonymous said...

The FDA, aka Monsanto's bitch, is committing acts of pure evil to prop up Monsanto's quest to monopolize all food.
Check out this report by Health Ranger Mike Adams: NO2GMO,FDA Eugenics Franken Child LifeStlye

http://truthyouneed.com/food_view

Anonymous said...

DO the opposite of what the FDA mandates and advises ... and you will live a healthy and happy life!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this also encompasses backyard gardens? If it does, THAT would be scary.

Try living off the grid, and they take your means to grow food for your own personal consumption.. all on the premise they've found a bird dead from the avian flu 20 miles away from your home.

Then again, I doubt they'd even have to give you a reason to confiscate. By the time 30 days goes by it's worm food anyways.

Anonymous said...

If you Americans no longer care about your freedom, then you will be carted off to a concentration camp never to be heard from again. These slobs works for us, we not for them, when they enter onto your property with false papers or no papers at all, you must start taking a stand even if it means dying for the cause of freedom, these nuts are directed by the communist in the white house and the progressive liberals to enslave you, and if you don't stop them now it will only get worse and there might be no way out. start fighting back.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sick of being controlled. We put up a wood fence for privacy and security and were told to take it down. We are on 1/2 acre, neighbors on both sides of the next street have chickens, ducks, goats, etc. and yet we aren't allowed to have 6 hens!We are fighting for our rights. You bet we are, at community meetings, letters to mayors, the city, petitions with neighbors signatures. It's time to be active and fight for our rights, our forefounding fathers did! I asked it there was a limit on how many fruit trees or the size of a garden that was allowed. They said, not yet!

Anonymous said...

Shthar is obviously too smart for deception. We should all believe what our officials are telling us. They are there to help us....
I think what alludes people so easily is the fact that deception is nothing more than lies fabricated to sound like truth, otherwise it would still be called lies. Most people love the lies unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

Codes are for food confiscation in order to #1 starve the american people through restricting imports during a year when farm lands have been either burned or flooded or plantings missed due to tornadoes, etc...and #2 processed foods confiscated to supply underground retreats....

So plant your pirate garden, replant root crops from the grocery so you can harvest tops right away and get ready to can for yourself...get ready get ready get ready

Anonymous said...

Why have so many Americans bought guns if they aren't going to use them?
It would be hard for the G-men to stop 81 million guns. LOL.
Mark81- has a nice ring.
But they will just keep complaining all the way to deaths door. I get tired and bored of hearing the whining and complaining and no one does anything- OH Well- back to the TV!

List of Prescription Drugs said...

Soon we will have to go to the Black Market to get supplements and real food. My question is when is the FDA finally going to come out of the closet and start wearing the goose stepping boots and the crooked cross arm bands.

Anonymous said...

no one comes on my property and tells me what my family can eat or drink . I am the only one who has the right to make that choice ,not the gov.I own a shotgun and will defend my right of choice. Let the Government and its unconstitutional agents take notice and BEWARE. You have been given notice. Mountain Mike San Diego Ca.

Anonymous said...

cow's milk did not exist 100,000 years ago. Since then very few changes have occurred to the genome, so using the words "freedom to eat the food with which humans evolved is requisite to our survival" is bullshit. Cow's today didn't evolve that way, man for thousands of years has been selectively changing cows to be what they are today. Their milk did not nourish early mankind, and saying it did is a lie. Milk is unnecessary, period.

Milk produces veal, end of story - the more milk we include in our main diet, the more veal that must be produced as a result of the milk production. IF you love milk so much, you better be eating veal on a weekly basis.

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