(NaturalNews) In response to the recent passage of "food
safety" bills S. 510 and corresponding H.R. 2751, the Vermont Coalition for Food
Sovereignty has drafted its own resolution called "The Vermont Resolution for
Food Sovereignty." Crafted to declare and protect the food and health freedom
rights of all Vermont citizens, the resolution is essentially a warning to the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it does not have jurisdiction over
the food choices of the People of Vermont.
The resolution declares that
food freedom is a "fundamental prerequisite to life," and
that individuals have every right to save seeds, grow what they wish, and buy
and sell the fruits of their labor without interference from an over-zealous,
tyrannical government. And if any federal official tries to infringe on these
rights, the People "shall resist any and all" of them.
resolution declares that, on the basis of the 10th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution, the People of Vermont completely reject any and all "Federal decrees,
statutes, regulations or corporate practices that threaten our basic human right
to save seed, grow, process, consume and exchange food
and farm products within the State of Vermont."
The recently-passed "Food
Safety Modernization Act" essentially hands over control of the nation's food
supply to the FDA. The legislation gives the agency free reign to
mandate food recalls at will and require even small producers to jump through
burdensome regulatory hoops in order to buy and sell their goods. The entire
scheme has nothing to do with food
safety and everything to do with giving the
FDA more control over the food supply.
The Vermont Coalition
for Food Sovereignty is encouraging concerned citizens to review the resolution
and encourage their local and state politicians to co-sponsor it, both in
Vermont and in other states.