Joey of WisVeggieGardener asked me to talk about the FDA: Food Safety Modernization Act/ Monsanto Protection Act.
Most people are now aware about the Monsanto Protection Act and they feel the best way to beat this is to simply grow their own food at home. Little do they know the Government has ALREADY made it illegal back in 2011 with HR 2751 that will essentially make it illegal to Grow, Share, Trade or Sell home grown foods and will make all agriculture in USA go under Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense. Someone with a backyard home garden could potentially have their PROPERTY SEIZED!! This goes back to Obama’s executive order for NDRP (National Defense Resource Preparedness) To take your resources when they want them, trampling on our 3rd Amendment.
We talk about FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, is it really illegal to garden in the United States?
S510 and H.R. 2751:
United States Constitution:
April’s gardening news letter in a PDF form https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5H4G9ER1FaeZjFVelZQQjB6R0k/edit
You can follow WisVeggieGardeners here http://thewisconsinvegetablegardener.com/
While I was in South Florida my new friend Rawbert got a hold of me and asked if I would like to visit him at his property he just recently purchased. Of course I said yes, and we started to make some plans. I some questions to get an idea about the property and he told me he had 5 cleared acres of agriculture zoned land, looking for some help and to connect with like minded people. By now most people will know I am that kind of guy.
When I showed up to his location I got there before he did because he had to make a mulch run. While I pulled up I realized this guy didn’t have a fully cleared lot. It was…but he already started planting over 60 different fruit trees and vegetables…in the two months he has been there! I was shocked thinking I was showing up to an empty lot. Once he got there we shook hands and got a feel for one another since we met based off social networking and we both realized we were who we said we were. We took a mini tour before the camera came out and explaining his past, the present and his goals he has for the future. I have to say keep an eye out for this guy! You will see future videos of his place either through his channel once he starts, or when people like me will come and visit him. I don’t want to go into great detail of his plans as I am not too sure what he wants to make public yet, but like I mentioned he has some interesting positive goals.
If you are interested in meeting up with Rawbert and helping him out you can contact me or him once his blog and forum is up and running if anyone wants to follow his journey the site is www.fruitsteading.com . He is located in Naples, FL and if you are looking to be a WWOOFer without being in the program like myself he is probably more than willing to take in help to get his dreams moving.
To keep it as fair as possible I took a creative way of choosing the winners of the $10 Gift Certificate and 2013 Seed Catalog to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Company
Congrats to those that won and Thank You ALL that entered! Keep a heads up for the next giveaway!