New food bill to be passed...Please read...

Not sure if you all have heard of this new food bill to be passed, I say to be passed as it must be passed to meet our obligations as members of The World Trade Organisation.

This is effectively going to make it illegal to give away seeds, spare produce etc to friends family and neighours, it also means without permission from government you will be breaking the law if you sell any, eg at markets etc, or as a cottage industry.


It also gives police the ability to raid your home etc if suspected of any of the above, without having to get a warrant. Using any equipment felt necessary such as guns.


This also means they are basically trying to make a Self sufficient lifestyle illegal. 


This is a Bill that is going to affect many many members of this forum, this also means that the chances are the next thing to go will be the ability to hunt, fish and trap, as this is going to be the next side of the food chain that big business and government are going to wish to control.


Please, if you feel that we have the right as human beings to be able to grow our own food, and help out others with some food etc please go and sign this petition

And where ever possible make others aware of it and lets make some noise...


If you would like to read more on this, or in case you do not believe what I have written, go to this site and have a read


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Comment by Sean on February 15, 2012 at 12:08

There seems to be a whole lot of opinions being thrown about on this. Radio live, Keith Stewart, 10pm-1am. Saturday. You can catch some of the archives from the last 7 days.

I've heard stuff about the potential for population control and decreasing vitamin levels in food. Or just being able to control populations rapidly in any way or form. Of course this is all just speculation. But there is no doubt that this does hand over a lot of control.

Codex Alimentarius Commission

Contrary to the propaganda, Codex Alimentarius has nothing to do with consumer protection. Codex is about the economic ambitions of multi-national corporations, in particular, the pharmaceutical industry and toxic chemical industry.

Using their multi billion-dollar marketing budgets, these industries have launched a massive media propaganda campaign to paint Codex Alimentarius as a benevolent tool of “consumer protection”, as well as to negatively taint the image of natural health options and mislead people to fear them as “dangerous”, so they will take drugs (which really are dangerous). Natural health products have an amazing safety record and are remarkably effective, especially when compared to pharmaceutical drugs.

Whats the status of the bill now?

Comment by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on January 5, 2012 at 20:33

Thanks for bringing this to our attention Scott, I will have a thourough read of it. Cheers

Comment by Scott Hamilton on January 5, 2012 at 19:17

Yes it is the food bill.


It is 400 pages long, regardless of the exact ins and outs this bill is going to begin a long time of erosion of our freedoms, this bill is very controversial, and the government knows it, hence the reason that it is being read in during the Christmas holidays when a heck of a lot of our population is away from technology or is not listening to the radio and reading papers or watching Campbell Live, do you honestly think that it has just happened to be the way it worked out, was the anti-smacking bill not enough for people to realise that they will bring in what ever they want how ever they want regardless of public opinion, we are being forced to pander to the whim of the government, and in turn they are forced to pander to the WTO.

Look into some of the things on you tube etc, that have happened in the USA, since the introduction of a near duplicate bill in their country.


Until we realise that the 'Conspiracy theorists' are not just full of it, and the sooner we realise we are only feed the information that they want us to have, we will be totally and completely controlled, we will be told what we can buy and when we can buy it and for how much, the producers of the product will be told how much they are going to be paid for it and who they can sell it to, if they do not like it, tough.


And if you do not think that this is playing into big corporate hands think again, anyone remember 'Enron'.


Sorry I may not be writing this on the correct site, I just thought that we may have an interest in trying to prevent governmental and corporate control of one half of our food supply. And as you can possibly tell, I am strongly concerned about the possibilities of what this bill may mean, they say they are not aiming it at the average person, but why does it need to be written in then, if it is not going to be used or enforced it does not need to be law.

Comment by Mike McGavin on January 5, 2012 at 18:00

I couldn't find a link to the actual Bill in any of the links, but might have missed it.

Is it the Food Bill that's of concern?  (The full text of everything in the Bill can be read at that link.)

Comment by Scott Hamilton on January 5, 2012 at 8:43

My problem with it is that they are saying it is not to stop the public from being able to grow food for their own consumption, but that the parameters are so broad that they will have the power to if they want. All it is going to take is one permitted company in NZ to feel they are not making a big enough profit to make a complaint, and as it is in law the police will be obliged to follow the law and act upon it. We no longer have a law system that acts on anything other than the letter of the law, even if they feel it is wrong they are forced to act on what is written, not moral or ethical values.

Onc it is entrenched in law, it will be virtually impossible to overturn the bill, and the longer it is law the more accepted it will be. They will not act on it in the initial stage, they will wait until it has been accepted and people start forgetting about it, then they will begin to protect the profits.

We are so accepting of what we are told here in NZ, we do not act. As my dad keeps saying "Well what can you do about it ", it is this type of Kiwi attitude which means we are going to be completely controled in all aspects of our life eventually, all in the name of profits.

Conspiracy is a catch phrase that governments and the like have used to lull us into believing that people who have seen the bigger picture are just antagonists, and that that will never happen, but all of a sudden.

The word conspiracy has been used for years during world wars and the like to describe the likes of traitors actions etc, as a consequence we believe that when they use this word, when defending their plans etc, we become almost fearful of what it may mean, and THEY KNOW THIS.....




Comment by Sean on January 4, 2012 at 23:39

From my reading of it i don't see it as terrifying. We can still consume our own food and i cant see it as a direct threat.  But as you said, what happens next? Get ready for explosion of conspiracy theories

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