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Maine town becomes first to declare food sovereignty
03-13-2011, 03:46 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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The town of Sedgwick, Maine, currently leads the pack as far as food sovereignty is concerned. Local residents recently voted unanimously at a town hall meeting to pass an ordinance that reinforces its citizens' God-given rights to "produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing," which includes even state- and federally-restricted foods like raw milk.

The declaration is one of the first of its kind to be passed in the US, and it is definitely not the last. Several other Maine towns -- including Penobscott, Brooksville, and Blue Hill -- all have similar ordinances up for vote in the coming weeks.

"Tears of joy welled in my eyes as my town voted to adopt this ordinance," said Mia Strong, a Sedgwick resident who frequents local farms. "I am so proud of my community. They made a stand for local food and our fundamental rights as citizens to choose that food."


In addition to simply declaring food sovereignty, the ordinance also declares it a crime for state and federal authorities to violate ordinance provisions in any way. The law specifically states that "[i]t shall be unlawful for any law or regulation adopted by the state or federal government to interfere with the rights recognized by this Ordinance." This includes, of course, any attempt to enforce the unconstitutional provisions of the S 510 the HR 2751 food tyranny bills that were recently passed

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/03/main...clare.html

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03-13-2011, 03:55 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Nice find! hi5.gif cheers.gif It's time to take back the reigns of power. Legislators need to stay the hell out of peoples commerce affairs and personal decisions.

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03-13-2011, 04:01 PM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I like in particular the fed and state gov.s have no jurisdiction over what is grown sold and bought. A big smiley-flip-bird.gif to the monsantos and their boot lickers (I'm not saying what I'd like to) on capitol hill.
03-13-2011, 04:04 PM #4
bohica Member
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Hopefully the average citizen is beginning to realize that the elected are only whores of the corporate masters.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
03-13-2011, 04:16 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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ğck Monsatano. Wiki leaks shows they own the US government and that the US has instituted policies to make certain they are the only food suppliers, all gm of course. People are ğkking sick of these corporate protein shake drinking politicians who want to ruin the ability of average people to be self sustainable.
We don't need them.

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03-13-2011, 04:26 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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They own the Canadian gov too. Monsanto successfully sued Percy Schmeiser for copyright infringement. It was proven the seed they found on Percy's property blew off a truck. 90% contamination in the ditches, 1% in his fields, the supreme court ruled in monsanto's favor. I see this as a first step in taking back what the politicians were paid to take from us. beercheer.gif
03-13-2011, 04:40 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Boiling just under the surface there are a number of things our politicians have been doing to us that, collectively have people quite enraged. It's just a matter of of time before people stand up for themselves against this tide of world corporate fascist oppression.

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03-13-2011, 04:45 PM #8
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http://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org/en/in...t-tomatoes


Quote:The European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich is intending to grant further patents on seed, plants and food derived from conventional breeding. This is shown by recent research commissioned by the No Patents On Seeds coalition initiated by organisations from Germany, Switzerland and Norway.

Quote:According to the recent research that was conducted by Ruth Tippe from No Patents On Life!, at least 250 patent applications on genetically engineered plants were filed at the EPO in 2010. A further 100 patent applications that cover conventional plant breeding were identified. Patents on conventional breeding are filed in increasing numbers, especially by Monsanto, Syngenta and Dupont. In addition about 25 patents concerned with animal breeding [b]were applied for at the EPO. In 2010 about 200 patents on seed with and without genetic engineering were granted at the EPO.

The German government as well as members of all parties in the German Parliament have spoken out against patents on plants and animals recently. Criticism was also raised by breeders in the Netherlands and Germany and by many farmers' organisations around the world. The organisations behind No Patents On Seeds are now planning to lobby for a change in European patent legislation. A call for a petition to be signed has been started on today at http://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org. The European branch of the small farmers organisation Via Campesina is amongst the first signing organisations.

Mosanto have already wrapped up their monopoly in the USA and much of the third world, so much s that mega corp - DU Pont is complaining to the US Government about Monsanto.

These bastards want to control all forms of life, their own bastardization GM Seeds and natural seeds. Plus they wish to control animals, Chickens,Pigs etc....

Quote:Examples:

* In Monsanto’s patent application WO2008021413, ‘the patent of monsantosizing maize and soy’, methods are claimed that are widely used in conventional breeding. On more than 1000 pages and in 175 claims Monsanto claims various gene sequences and genetic variations, especially in soy and maize. Monsanto even goes as far as explicitly claiming all relevant maize and soy plants, inheriting those genetic elements. Furthermore, all uses in food, feed and biomass are listed. By filing specific regional applications Monsanto shows especial interest in applying for this patent in Europe, Argentina and Canada.
* In Patent application WO 2009011847, ‘the patent of monsantosizing meat and milk’, Monsanto broadly claims methods for cattle breeding, the animals, as well as “milk, cheese, butter and meat.”
* Other companies are also aggressively filing patents on genetic resources needed for feed and food production. An example is patent application WO2008087208, ‘Syngenta’s patent on maize yield', which is targeting genetic conditions in maize for grain yield. Syngenta claims the plants and even their harvest.
* Several similar patents are already granted, such as a patent on breeding in soy beans like WO 98/45448, ‘Dupont’s patent on tofu’, granted in Australia, Europe and USA, which covers soy sauce, tofu, soy milk and infant formula made from these soybeans. This patent (or patents of the same family) have also been filed for Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Norway and New Zealand.

These kinds of patents are the backbone of a strategy for taking over global control on all levels of food production. These patents do not stifle research and innovation; they are meant to block access to genetic resources and technology and to establish new dependencies for farmers, breeders and food producers. However, resistance is growing. In 2007 farmer organisation and NGOs from all over the world created the 'no patents on seeds' global platform”. In 2008 hundreds of letters were sent to the European Patent Office (EPO) in ‘the patent on broccoli’ case, EP 1069819, which was a precedent. In 2009 thousands of farmers and citizens, many NGOs and even governmental authorities filed an opposition to the European ‘patent on pig breeding’ , EP 1651777, a patent applied for by Monsanto in 2004.
03-13-2011, 05:05 PM #9
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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One Law

5 and a quarter centuries later
376,000 laws had been past

A Revolution had been Fought and Won and Lost

a Civil War had been fought and lost as well as won

Protest
Riots
and Civil Disobedience had been fought and lost as well as won

The Indigenous had been smartly rounded up and placed in Concentration Camps
or Murdered Off

A Kings Rule had been overthrown and replaced with a Peoples Government

Cities rose and fell
Water became controlled and sold for Profit

Greed and Self Entitlement had become a Cultural Bylaw

Seed had become hybrid and controlled and sold by a Megalomaniac Corporation .

Nature, unsafe from the Hands of Greed
Had become an endangered species.

and the children dance and shake their bones, while the politicians throw the stones

Oblivious to the warnings of Nature
Blind to justice

The Laws were passed and the People Corrupted
Greed had come across the Sea

5 and a quarter centuries

ONE LAW is all we need

and that ONE LAW
outlaws GREED

03-13-2011, 05:08 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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hi5.gif Great stuff Rog! I need to get the acoustic out and set that to music. Great post P! Control the worlds food supply and you control the world.

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03-13-2011, 05:18 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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that's great news! yay.gifbeercheer.gif
03-13-2011, 10:23 PM #12
yankees skier
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Great news for that town. Monsanto is evil.

Biere.
03-13-2011, 10:46 PM #13
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I can think of no other corporation responsible for more crimes against humanity. sad2.gif It's like Satan sits on the board of directors at that place. 37.gif

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03-15-2011, 06:10 PM #14
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monsanto is the worlds most evil corporation without a doubt.



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