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Vermont Drafts Food Sovereignty Resolution To Protect Health, Food Freedom Fwd: Every State (and its peoples) should do this!
http://www.naturalnews.com/030827_food_sovereignty_Vermont.html
essentially a warning to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) that it does not have jurisdiction over the food choices of the People of Vermont.
http://www.vtcommons.org/blog/2010/12/21/most-likely-secede-vermont-resolution-food-sovereignty

http://www.naturalnews.com/030827_food_sovereignty_Vermont.html

*Vermont Drafts Food Sovereignty Resolution To Protect Health, Food Freedom*
By Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Friday, December 24, 2010

(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 (F.D.A.) 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.

Additionally, the 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 [[alleged]] "Food Safety Modernization Act" essentially hands
over control of the nation's food supply to the F.D.A.  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 F.D.A. 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.

Sources for this story include:
       http://www.vtcommons.org/blog/2010/12/21/most-likely-secede-vermont-resolution-food-sovereignty


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*MOST LIKELY TO SECEDE: The Vermont Resolution For Food Sovereignty*
[Submitted by Rob Williams on Tues., 12/21/2010 - 1:37 p.m..]

*Time to get serious about Food Sovereignty.*

WHEREAS All people are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,
and among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and

WHEREAS Food is human sustenance and is the fundamental prerequisite to life; and

 WHEREAS The basis of human sustenance rests on the ability of all people to save
seed, grow, process, consume and exchange food and farm products; and

WHEREAS We the People of Vermont, have an obligation to protect these rights as
is the Common and Natural Law; and in recognition of the State’s proud
agricultural heritage; and the necessity of agricultural, ecological and economic
diversity and sustainability to a free and healthy Society;

THEREFORE, Be it resolved, that We The People, stand on our rights under the 10th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and reject such 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; and,

Be it further resolved, that We The People, shall resist any and all
infringements upon these rights, from whatever sources that are contrary to the
rights of the People of the State of Vermont.

http://www.naturalnews.com/030827_food_sovereignty_Vermont.html

WHEREAS All people are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and
 
WHEREAS Food is human sustenance and is the fundamental prerequisite to life; and

 WHEREAS The basis of human sustenance rests on the ability of all people to save seed, grow, process, consume and exchange food and farm products; and
 
WHEREAS We the People of Vermont, have an obligation to protect these rights as is the Common and Natural Law; and in recognition of the State’s proud agricultural heritage; and the necessity of agricultural, ecological and economic diversity and sustainability to a free and healthy Society;
 
THEREFORE, Be it resolved, that We The People, stand on our rights under the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution and reject such 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; and,

 Be it further resolved, that We The People, shall resist any and all infringements upon these rights, from whatever sources that are contrary to the rights of the People of the State of Vermont.
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