Greetings all lovers of Organic and Biodynamic wines,
I received the below and felt compelled to pass it on asap.
Next week the U.S. house and senate are voting on a bill that will OUTLAW ORGANIC FARMING!!
The bill is called:The Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2009 (Bill HR 875).
In February a House Resolution #875 was introduced by Rosa DeLauro, a democrat, who is the wife of Stanley Greenburg an executive at Monsanto, the world's leading producer of herbicides and genetically engineered seeds.
The passing of this bill would allow the government to search and seize properties with small organic production and insist on the use of toxic chemicals on that can cause serious medical problems including cancer.
Please call 202-224-3121, or email your Congressman and Senator and ask them to vote NO on "Food Safety and Modernization Act (Bill HR 875) Section 3: 103, 206 and 207-
The website links here will take you to a site where you can email a copy of the letter suggested below:
An example email:
To Senator Barbara Boxer:
Please oppose the new law that is going to be voted in next week: HR 875 and S 425! Have you read the legislation? It is a law that will OUTLAW ORGANIC FARMING!! requiring organic farms to use specific fertilizers and POISONOUS insect sprays dictated by the newly formed agency. This will include back yard gardens that grow food only for family use. If this passes there will be no more heirloom clean seeds, but only Monsanto genetically altered seeds that are now showing up to cause UNEXPECTED DISEASES in humans! This bill would allow the government to SEARCH AND SEIZE PROPERTIES that have small organic production.
What is your position on this?