Apparently, our government wants to make it illegal to grow, eat, share, feed, sell or trade our own food. On November 30th, the Food Safety and Modernization Act (Bill S 510) quietly passed in the United States Senate with a 73-25 vote. Due to the bill containing an unconstitutional provision (which basically is just some legalese that allowed the Senate to raise revenues, a power that is granted exclusively to the House of Representatives.)
What should scare everyone is that this completely and utterly unconstitutional bill passed in the Senate in the first place. If Bill S 510 were made law, it would be illegal to consume or even have food that was grown locally or even on your own property. So those prize-winning rhubarbs that you’re used to growing every season would be considered illegal. What’s more disturbing is that the government wouldn’t need so much as a warrant to come on to your property, destroy your crops or garden and confiscate anything they wanted (and make you pay the bill for it all), while charging expensive administrative fees for prosecuting you for growing your own tomatoes that year.