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Forum Post: Government Crackdowns & Food Control

Posted 8 years ago on July 26, 2012, 6:43 p.m. EST by imortalpeace (18)
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"While the contest paints a proud face on independent food production, it is important to remember that registering with the government sets up a system to track, tax, permit or confiscate the registered item. Gun ownership is a good example of this scheme.

According to a pop-up window on the official website, participants’ gardens will be registered with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS):

“We need to know how much food is being produced in Utah. The Census of Agriculture is done every 5 years. Every agricultural operation in Utah, regardless of size, is vital to this question. If you produce $1000 of agricultural products, you can influence economic development and decision making by filling out a NASS survey. We will only share your information with NASS by your permission. Your response to the census of agriculture is protected by law. For more information, you can go to


In other words, people who produce $1000 or more worth of food have an impact on the food market, and the USDA wants to know about what you are doing in your backyard.

Victory gardens in America produced up to 40% of all vegetables consumed during World War II, with over 20 millon home gardens and community plots that produced over 9 million tons of food.

The USDA is notorious for its corrupt partnerships and revolving door business relationships with big commercial agriculture.

Government Crackdowns & Food Control

Food is under attack because if you can grow your own food, have access to water and shelter, then what use do you have for a government master? The federal government has profoundly overstepped its constitutional authority on all fronts, and there are a number of examples of the USDA’s outrageous control over food that include SWAT team raids on raw milk sellers and fruit tree confiscation.

The Food Safety Modernization Act expanded the power of the FDA and its sister agency, the USDA. The law is bad for many reasons and is an overwhelming burden on small and independent farmers due to over-regulation and increase in paperwork and reporting.

Additionally, the FBI identifies people who store food as potential terrorists!

Why Is Utah a Threat?

  1. A few months ago Utah voted down a Food Freedom Bill that would have made it a crime for anyone, including Utah state agents, to enforce the Food Safety Modernization Act’s unconstitutional mandates. It would have made farmers who trade only inside of state lines exempt. The bill was a direct constitutional challenge to federal overreach.

  2. Highland City, Utah passed a Food Freedom ordinance that exempts residents from federal regulations on food that is produced, exchanged and consumed within city limits (state laws still apply).

  3. Utah has the largest concentration of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as Mormons) who have an official policy of food storage, currently set at a 1-year minimum supply. This may be construed as a threat by the FBI, especially since a 1-year supply of food can cost as little as $225.


Survivalist.com points out that the Utah Garden Challenge is linked to the United Nations Agenda 21 Sustainable Development plan for totalitarian control.

The Utah Garden Challenge is enticing Utahans with meager prizes (a 1-in-1000 chance of winning a giftcard or free restaurant dinner) to register their gardens and subject themselves to invasive government data mining. But is your food independence worth it?



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[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 8 years ago

Have seen articles before, about the governments concern over people producing and storing food.

If Agenda 21 was really about protecting the environment, fracking would not be happening.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

Can you write send and post a letter to that very astute observation - for others to see share and consider?

We need to communicate the things that we see - point out things that others are not seeing.

[-] 1 points by truthistruth (23) 8 years ago

Nevada1...you make a good point!

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 8 years ago

Thank you truth.

[-] 1 points by MegaCorpBlows (7) 8 years ago

while we are only a person in the world to you, you mean the world to us, Bless you! http://igg.me/p/171832?a=874546

[-] -1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 8 years ago

Having just looked into opening a Basil farm, the federal government protects the right of individuals to produce "food in the raw". The only thing states are allowed to say about it is to inspect that you are indeed producing in the raw. In Florida, I don't need to even file with the state or county, I need only a tax ID to sell it. Also, your link doesn't work.

If you fucks spent half the time you spend on this forum doing something else besides fishing for crazies and testing out new conspiracy theories before taking them live, you could actually do something productive. Stop posting this shit. Does this look like a tea party forum to you?