economic, political, constitutional, and
1. It puts all US food and all US
farms under Homeland Security and
the Department of
Defense, in the event of contamination or an ill-defined emergency. It resembles the Kissinger Plan.
would end US sovereignty over its own food supply by insisting
on compliance with the WTO, thus threatening national security.
It would end the Uruguay Round Agreement Act of 1994,
which put US sovereignty and US law under perfect protection.
Instead, S 510 says:
COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL
AGREEMENTS. Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this
Act) shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the
agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or
any other treaty or international agreement to
which the United States is a party.
3. It would allow
the government, under Maritime Law, to define the
of any food into commerce (even direct sales between
individuals) as smuggling into "the United States." Since under
that law, the US is a corporate entity and not a location,
"entry of food into the US" covers food produced
anywhere within the land mass of this country and
"entering into" it by virtue of being produced.
5. It would remove the right to clean, store
and thus own seed in the
US, putting control of seeds
in the hands of Monsanto and other
US security. See Seeds How to
criminalize them, for
7. It extends a failed and destructive
HACCP to all food, thus
threatening to do to all local food
production and farming what HACCP
did to meat production put
it in corporate hands and worsen food
8. It deconstructs what is left of the American economy. It takes
agriculture and food, which are the cornerstone of all economies, out
of the hands of the citizenry, and puts them under the total
multinational corporations influencing the UN, WHO,
FAO and WTO, with HHS, and CDC, acting as agents, with Homeland
Security as the
The chance to
rebuild the economy based on farming, ranching, gardens, food production, natural health, and all the jobs, tools and connected occupations would be eliminated.