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Folks - check this out and do what you can to stop Monsanto and others from determining the quality of food we get to eat!!

Dear Friends--

This bill must have been handled in a really stealth manner, since it came out of nowhere in the last week.

Make a noise

US House and Senate are about (in a week and a half) to vote on bill that
will OUTLAW ORGANIC FARMING (bill HR 875). There is an enormous
rush to get this into law within the next 2 weeks before people realize what
is happening.

Main backer and lobbyist is Monsanto – chemical and genetic
engineering giant corporation (and Cargill, ADM, and about 35 other related
agri-giants). This bill will require organic farms to use
specific fertilizers and poisonous insect sprays dictated by the newly
formed agency to "make sure there is no danger to the public food supply".
This will include backyard gardens that grow food only for a family and
not for sales.

If this passes then NO more heirloom clean seeds but only
Monsanto genetically altered seeds that are now showing up with
unexpected diseases in humans. There is a video on the subject.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=epXNJNjYBvw&feature=related


And another one:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeWVkTU1s1E

The name on this outrageous food plan is Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (bill HR 875).

THIS IS REAL! PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL CONCERNED ON YOUR MAILING LISTS & CALL
YOUR SENATE REPRESENTATIVES TODAY! Get on that phone and burn up
the wires.Get anyone else you can to do the same thing. The House and
Senate WILL pass this if they are not massively threatened with loss of their
position....They only fear your voice and your vote.

The best thing to do is go to www.house.gov/writerep all you
have to do is put in your zip and it will give you your congressperson and how
to get in touch with him/her. When you call their office someone will
answer the phone, just tell them (politely) that you are calling to express
your views on HR 875. Tell them your views, they'll take your name and
address and pass your comments along to the congressperson. The following
link www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
is a list of the U.S. senators and their contact info.
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The mission of the Winter Cache Project (WCP) is to free
ourselves from a dependence on industrial agriculture and to increase our
community food security by developing sustainable local food systems. By
growing and storing our own food to last throughout the winter and educating
ourselves about agricultural issues, we aim to create a working example of
how we can come together as a community to provide for our basic needs
by employing the principles of mutual aid, equal access, and
self-determination.

The Winter Cache Project
PO BOX 1303
Portland, Maine 04104

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