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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-03-09 08:35 AM
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U.S. - Insane Food Bill 2749 Passes House


http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_56515.sht...

Alarming Provisions: Some of the more alarming provisions in the bill are:

* HR 2749 would impose an annual registration fee of $500 on any "facility" that holds, processes, or manufactures food. Although "farms" are exempt, the agency has defined "farm" narrowly. And people making foods such as lacto-fermented vegetables, cheeses, or breads would be required to register and pay the fee, which could drive beginning and small producers out of business during difficult economic times.

* HR 2749 would empower FDA to regulate how crops are raised and harvested. It puts the federal government right on the farm, dictating to our farmers.

* HR 2749 would give FDA the power to order a quarantine of a geographic
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earthboundmisfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-03-09 08:48 AM
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1. Sheesh! Sounds like a gift to corporate farming.
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-03-09 08:49 AM
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2. According to the summary ... I don't see anything about $500. Fkn concern trolls....
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-03-09 10:27 AM
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4. Here...
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c111:3:./temp/~c1... :

SEC. 743. FACILITY REGISTRATION FEE.

`(a) In General-

`(1) ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION- Beginning in fiscal year 2010, the Secretary shall assess and collect an annual fee for the registration of a facility under section 415.

`(2) PAYABLE DATE- A fee under this section shall be payable--

`(A) for a facility that was not registered under section 415 for the preceding fiscal year, on the date of registration; and

`(B) for any other facility--

`(i) for fiscal year 2010, not later than the sooner of 90 days after the date of the enactment of this part or December 31, 2009; and

`(ii) for a subsequent fiscal year, not later than December 31 of such fiscal year.

`(b) Fee Amounts-

`(1) IN GENERAL- The registration fee under subsection (a) shall be--

`(A) for fiscal year 2010, $500; and

`(B) for fiscal year 2011 and each subsequent fiscal year, the fee for fiscal year 2010 as adjusted under subsection (c).

`(2) ANNUAL FEE SETTING- The Secretary shall, not later than 60 days before the start of fiscal year 2011 and each subsequent fiscal year, establish, for the next fiscal year, registration fees under subsection (a), as described in paragraph (1).

`(3) MAXIMUM AMOUNT- Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a person who owns or operates multiple facilities for which a fee must be paid under this section for a fiscal year shall be liable for not more than $175,000 in aggregate fees under this section for such fiscal year.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-03-09 08:52 AM
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3. A gift to Monsanto.
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