Today the U.S. Senate will vote to pass bill 510, the notorious "Food Safety Modernization Act". If S510 is passed, personal control over gardening will be severely restricted and saving seeds will be outlawed, theoretically setting the stage for a complete food monopoly by Monsanto and its GMO agenda. In short, it will grant the U.S. government new authority over the public’s right to grow, trade and transport any foods. Food production of any kind will essentially be under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security and anyone caught growing food without permission, even in their own backyard, could be charged with a criminal offense. Take action against Senate Bill 510 now.
If Senate Bill 510 passes the United States will be one step closer to a situation akin to Europe 's, where the European Union has passed a directive to come into full-force in April 2011. All herbal and mineral supplements are to be banned, all teaching of alternative healing methods will be banned, and all homeopathic colleges will be dissolved. As of this summer, it is now forbidden to sell books about using plants and minerals. If you live in Europe or know people/family in Europe , please help circulate this email, 35 million signatures are needed-NOW!
Not to downplay the seriousness of this, I think one rumor should be put to rest. Having your own garden for private use is not going to be illegal. It's only going to be illegal if you sell food from your garden to others. Not that it makes it ok, but I think that should be cleared up.