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Unca Jim Donating Member (405 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 11:06 AM
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18. Help me to understand...
how farmer's markets, etc. are threatened by this bill.

I assume we're talking about the actual bill, Bill S.510, not the one defeated in March?

I didn't read all the text, but I looked it over and saw just good food safety and improvements in the inspections procedures.

What, exactly is the horrible part of the legislation? Don't get me wrong, Monsanto is pretty evil and I like buying fresh, locally-grown produce.

If we can buy guns off of a card table, I have trouble believing they can shut down small-volume sales like farmer's markets.
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  -Goodbye farmers markets, CSAs, and roadside stands Joanne98  Apr-26-10 11:38 AM   #0 
  - monsanto is one of those companies that need to be completely broken up and removed from the face of  ORDagnabbit   Apr-26-10 11:40 AM   #1 
  - +1000  liberalla   Apr-27-10 05:00 AM   #8 
  - No kidding. Monsanto makes WalMart look fucking benevolent by comparison.  salguine   Apr-27-10 06:35 AM   #9 
  - +1,000,000,000  Webster Green   Apr-27-10 09:42 AM   #13 
  - x1,000,000,000,000,000  The Damned   Apr-29-10 10:15 AM   #37 
  - that would mean southern wisconsin would leave the country...  madrchsod   Apr-26-10 11:49 AM   #2 
  - wow...helluva article  FirstLight   Apr-26-10 11:55 AM   #3 
  - I bought "Food Inc." a few weeks ago but haven't been in the proper frame of mind to watch it yet.  Altoid_Cyclist   Apr-27-10 10:03 AM   #14 
     - Watch it. But it won't make you feel good about stopping meat eating either: Monsanto is  FailureToCommunicate   Apr-27-10 11:57 AM   #21 
        - We really are becoming the playthings and test subjects of companies such as Monsanto.  Altoid_Cyclist   Apr-28-10 07:03 AM   #31 
           - Gee, then "Food Inc" will have EXTRA meaning for you. The human race will go on,  FailureToCommunicate   Apr-28-10 09:58 AM   #32 
              - No offense taken. Actually, I haven't been on my bike for a while.  Altoid_Cyclist   Apr-29-10 06:27 AM   #33 
                 - You should keep your DU i.d. no matter the results, IMHO. Here's why:  FailureToCommunicate   Apr-29-10 08:55 AM   #34 
                    - Just in case, I have a bike saved on Treks' Project One site.  Altoid_Cyclist   Apr-29-10 09:39 AM   #35 
                       - Sounds like you're ready to hit the hills. So just read the Pollan book for  FailureToCommunicate   Apr-29-10 10:05 AM   #36 
  - The money that is polluting our politics is absolutely vile!  proudohioan   Apr-26-10 12:05 PM   #4 
  - Planted a very large garden last year  Cherchez la Femme   Apr-26-10 04:01 PM   #5 
  - Monsanto  The Wizard   Apr-27-10 09:40 AM   #12 
  - Have you tried raised beds?  zeemike   Apr-27-10 10:26 AM   #17 
  - I have had problems with tomatoes for years and years  Ratty   Apr-27-10 11:09 AM   #19 
  - Last year mine turned brown too  Cherchez la Femme   Apr-27-10 02:31 PM   #28 
  - I tried tomatoes in Topsey Turvey's last year.  Dr.Phool   Apr-27-10 03:26 PM   #29 
     - Shoot.  Cherchez la Femme   Apr-27-10 03:53 PM   #30 
  - Fuck Monsanto!!! They are the DEVIL!!!  earth mom   Apr-26-10 04:17 PM   #6 
  - We need to contact Congress and stop this!  emsimon33   Apr-26-10 08:04 PM   #7 
  - Good luck. Clarence Thomas worked for Monsanto before the Supreme Court. And  FailureToCommunicate   Apr-27-10 12:02 PM   #23 
  - I posted your link at the Rural/Farm forum here on DU.  fasttense   Apr-27-10 08:12 AM   #10 
  - There's a petition link in the article.  ananda   Apr-27-10 09:05 AM   #11 
  - People also need to be sure to grow open-pollinated varieties  kestrel91316   Apr-27-10 10:06 AM   #15 
  - evil monsanto  era veteran   Apr-27-10 10:07 AM   #16 
  - Help me to understand...  Unca Jim   Apr-27-10 11:06 AM   #18 
  - They make no exemptions for small-volume producers.  fasttense   Apr-27-10 01:04 PM   #24 
     - The bill does consider the size and purpose of the farm.  jobycom   Apr-27-10 01:51 PM   #27 
  - Yep....  femrap   Apr-27-10 11:37 AM   #20 
  - The first article is over a year old and Snopes thinks it's silly.  jobycom   Apr-27-10 12:01 PM   #22 
  - Check out my post below yours.  Javaman   Apr-27-10 01:09 PM   #26 
  - After having actually read the bill...  Javaman   Apr-27-10 01:07 PM   #25 
 

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