Once you think you have seen/heard it all, the statist-collectivists out do themselves. They have now replaced God (in their own warped minds at least). — jtl, 419
The European Union is considering a law that regulates all plants by placing immediate restrictions on vegetables and woodland trees and laying the groundwork to restrict all other plant species in the future.
The psychopathic elites at the EU understand that if they control the food supply, they control the population. The Plant Reproductive Material Law makes it illegal to grow, reproduce or trade any vegetable seed or tree that has not been tested by the newly created EU Plant Variety Agency, which will be tasked with making a listing of “approved plants.”
Following an upheaval by hundreds of thousands of people protesting the possibility of such an Orwellian control agency deciding what foods are approved and making criminals out of farmers who want to use their own seed, the law was amended to:
- “Permit” home gardeners to swap “unapproved seed” without breaking the law.
- Allow individuals and small organizations (with fewer than 10 employees) to grow and sell “unapproved seeds.”
- Establish seedbanks that can grow “unapproved seeds” without breaking the law.
Even with these minor changes it’s still an egregious assault on liberty. Under a similar law, rather than being considered one of the United States’ greatest scientists, George Washington Carver would have been a common criminal and enemy of the state.
The law is designed to give Big Farm organizations like Monsanto, DuPont and and Archer Daniels Midland absolute authority over seeds, limiting the availability of sustainable heirloom seeds and forcing consumers to use genetically modified seeds. I have pointed out how well that is working here, here, here and here.
Understand that if this becomes law in the EU, it’s only a matter of time before the collectivists in the United States begin a similar move here.
- BREAKING: European Commission to criminalize nearly all seeds and plants not registered with government (antioligarch.wordpress.com)
- Nutty New EU Plant Law Threatens Seed Supply for Gardeners and Restricts Farmers Crops (tallbloke.wordpress.com)
- EU To CRIMINALIZE NEARLY ALL SEEDS AND PLANTS Not Registered With Government (secretsofthefed.com)
- European Commission to criminalize nearly all seeds and plants not registered with government (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- We say ‘no thanks’ to EU legislation that could ban Heirloom seeds. (marchagainstmonsantomn.wordpress.com)