In government(s) gone mad even vegetable seeds are coming under bureaucratic regulation. This alarming heads up is from Natural News: “A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to “grow, reproduce or trade” any vegetable seeds that have not been “tested, approved and accepted” by a new EU bureaucracy named the “EU Plant Variety Agency. It’s called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to put the government in charge of virtually all plants and seeds. Home gardeners who grow their own plants from non-regulated seeds would be considered criminals under this law. The draft text of the law, which has already been amended several times due to a huge backlash from gardeners, is viewable here.”
The article goes on to say: “Virtually all plants, vegetable seeds and gardeners to eventually be registered by government…Nearly all varieties of heirloom vegetable seeds will be criminalized under this proposed EU law. This means the act of saving seeds from one generation to the next — a cornerstone of sustainable living — will become a criminal act.”
Unbelievable. This would be most of what I grow. Will America be next? Given the regulatory madness of our federal government and current administration, I fear it very well could. President Obama signed Executive Order 13603. I hadn’t even heard about it until I noted a comment under the article at Natural News, so I did a little digging. What I learned is alarming. From New American (one of several sites with similar reports, though not mainstream media sources which avoid covering any non government approved news) Apparently it’s a “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” issued a little over a year ago, on March 16, 2012. This executive order is frightening because of its sweeping scope, explicitly declaring that the president and his designated Cabinet and agency heads have authority to commandeer and control: all water, all human and animal food, all transportation, all energy, all construction materials, all “health resources,” all farm equipment, all fertilizers, all fuels, … and much more.”
Our Founding Fathers would be appalled. But they warned us repeatedly about cherishing and protecting our freedoms which Americans have failed to do.
I fear we may need another revolution and I really don’t feel up to it. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”