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Obama should practice what he preaches on food security, say experts

Barack Obama has invited a number of African leaders to join the upcoming G8 summit for a discussion on food security on their continent, the White House announced on Monday.  But experts say Obama has failed to address food security at home.

They will join leaders at the G8 summit at Camp David on May 19 for “a discussion session on accelerating progress towards food security in Africa,” said the statement.

The G8 summit is due to be held at Camp David in Maryland on May 18 and 19, the White House said in a statement.

Unfortunately, in a biting reprimand from the Pew Health Organization, officials claim that President Obama has failed to address agroterrorism and food security concerns here in America…




Over the weekend, we received the disappointing news that federal Judge Naomi Buchwald decided to dismiss the case of family farmers versus the chemical and biotech seed giant Monsanto. In Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto, farmers who grow our food sought, once and for all, the protection of the U.S. courts from Monsanto’s abusive patent infringement lawsuits.
In what can only be called a travesty of justice, Judge Buchwald sided with Monsanto, stating that the farmers overestimated the threat posed by Monsanto’s genetic contamination of their crops. To further show her contempt, Buchwald added that it “strains credulity” that these farmers, all of whom have declared the desire to farm without Monsanto’s GMO seed, could “nevertheless find themselves unknowingly” using GMO seed in “significant quantities” and thus face a potential lawsuit.
Despite this ruling, we will move forward with our efforts to make sure that more Americans learn of the tragedy that is taking place across rural America. But we need your help.
Please join us in showing solidarity with family farmers everywhere. Click here to say: “I Stand with Farmers vs. Monsanto”. These farmers need you now more than ever.
Buchwald’s ruling was an insult to farmers everywhere and we believe that her flawed assessment that organic and non-GMO farmers have merely imagined the very real threat by Monsanto, who has aggressively pursued lawsuits for patent infringement against family farmers since 1997, entirely diminishes the great lengths that the seed and biotech giant has asserted to instill a climate of fear among rural America and farming communities during the past 15 years.
Judge Buchwald ruling wholly fails to take into account the significant economic harm and loss of livelihood that genetic contamination by Monsanto’s uncontrollable seed technologies inflicts on farmers’ legitimate right to grow food that they choose without the biologically certainty of eventual contamination.  
Don’t let Monsanto get away with another tragedy against family farmers! Join us today in helping expose the injustices that they inflict on farmers as a result of their belligerent behavior.
This lawsuit is far from over. Please show the plaintiffs that citizens everywhere have their backs as they move forward – they need your support!
We knew this fight wasn’t going to be easy. We knew that we were up against the most aggressive Big Ag biotech company in the world. But the stakes are high, both for family farmers and the future of organics.
Already more than 100,000 Food Democracy Now! members have signed the letter stating that they support family farmers in their quest for justice and protection from Monsanto’s abusive lawsuits.
When we gathered outside the courtroom that on January 31st, I promised, “No matter what happens in that court, we will go forward.”
Today is that day. We have reached a point of no return, where America’s farmers, the environment and our children need us now more than ever.
We ask you to join us in spreading the word.
Thank you for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team
Further information:
1.”Judge Sides With Monsanto: Ridicules Farmers’ Right to Grow Food Without Fear, Contamination and Economic Harm”, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA), February 27, 2012.

Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was bioengineered to produce human fatalities

June 7, 2011 2 comments

(Hmmm…. Looks like even some of the glassy eyeds are beginning to wake up….  Let’s hope it’s contagious)
(NaturalNews)    Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a super resistant strain of e.coli is sickening patients and filling hospitals in Germany, virtually no one is talking about how e.coli could have magically become resistant to eight different classes of antibiotic drugs and then suddenly appeared in the food supply.

This particular e.coli variation is a member of the O104 strain, and O104 strains are almost never (normally) resistant to antibiotics. In order for them to acquire this resistance, they must be repeatedly exposed to antibiotics in order to provide the “mutation pressure” that nudges them toward complete drug immunity.

So if you’re curious about the origins of such a strain, you can essentially reverse engineer the genetic code of the e.coli and determine fairly accurately which antibiotics it was exposed to during its development. This step has now been done (see below), and when you look at the genetic decoding of this O104 strain now threatening food consumers across the EU, a fascinating picture emerges of how it must have come into existence.

The genetic code reveals the history

When scientists at Germany’s Robert Koch Institute decoded the genetic makeup of the O104 strain, they found it to be resistant to all the following classes and combinations of antibiotics:

• penicillins
• tetracycline
• nalidixic acid
• trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazol
• cephalosporins
• amoxicillin / clavulanic acid
• piperacillin-sulbactam
• piperacillin-tazobactam

In addition, this O104 strain posses an ability to produce special enzymes that give it what might be called “bacteria superpowers” known technically as ESBLs:

“Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs) are enzymes that can be produced by bacteria making them resistant to cephalosporins e.g. cefuroxime, cefotaxime and ceftazidime – which are the most widely used antibiotics in many hospitals,” explains the Health Protection Agency in the UK (…).

On top of that, this O104 strain possesses two genes — TEM-1 and CTX-M-15 — that “have been making doctors shudder since the 1990s,” reports The Guardian (…). And why do they make doctors shudder? Because they’re so deadly that many people infected with such bacteria experience critical organ failure and simply die.

Bioengineering a deadly superbug

So how, exactly, does a bacterial strain come into existence that’s resistant to over a dozen antibiotics in eight different drug classes and features two deadly gene mutations plus ESBL enzyme capabilities?

There’s really only one way this happens (and only one way) — you have to expose this strain of e.coli to all eight classes of antibiotics drugs. Usually this isn’t done at the same time, of course: You first expose it to penicillin and find the surviving colonies which are resistant to penicillin. You then take those surviving colonies and expose them to tetracycline. The surviving colonies are now resistant to both penicillin and tetracycline. You then expose them to a sulfa drug and collect the surviving colonies from that, and so on. It is a process of genetic selection done in a laboratory with a desired outcome. This is essentially how some bioweapons are engineered by the U.S. Army in its laboratory facility in Ft. Detrick, Maryland (…).

Although the actual process is more complicated than this, the upshot is that creating a strain of e.coli that’s resistant to eight classes of antibiotics requires repeated, sustained expose to those antibiotics. It is virtually impossible to imagine how this could happen all by itself in the natural world. For example, if this bacteria originated in the food (as we’ve been told), then where did it acquire all this antibiotic resistance given the fact that antibiotics are not used in vegetables?

When considering the genetic evidence that now confronts us, it is difficult to imagine how this could happen “in the wild.” While resistance to a single antibiotic is common, the creation of a strain of e.coli that’s resistant to eight different classes of antibiotics — in combination — simply defies the laws of genetic permutation and combination in the wild. Simply put, this superbug e.coli strain could not have been created in the wild. And that leaves only one explanation for where it really came from: the lab.

Engineered and then released into the wild

The evidence now points to this deadly strain of e.coli being engineered and then either being released into the food supply or somehow escaping from a lab and entering the food supply inadvertently. If you disagree with that conclusion — and you’re certainly welcome to — then you are forced to conclude that this octobiotic superbug (immune to eight classes of antibiotics) developed randomly on its own… and that conclusion is far scarier than the “bioengineered” explanation because it means octobiotic superbugs can simply appear anywhere at any time without cause. That would be quite an exotic theory indeed.

My conclusion actually makes more sense: This strain of e.coli was almost certainly engineered and then released into the food supply for a specific purpose. What would that purpose be? It’s obvious, I hope.

It’s all problem, reaction, solution at work here. First cause a PROBLEM (a deadly strain of e.coli in the food supply). Then wait for the public REACTION (huge outcry as the population is terrorized by e.coli). In response to that, enact your desired SOLUTION (total control over the global food supply and the outlawing of raw sprouts, raw milk and raw vegetables).

That’s what this is all about, of course. The FDA relied on the same phenomenon in the USA when pushing for its recent “Food Safety Modernization Act” which essentially outlaws small family organic farms unless they lick the boots of FDA regulators. The FDA was able to crush farm freedom in America by piggybacking on the widespread fear that followed e.coli outbreaks in the U.S. food supply. When people are afraid, remember, it’s not difficult to get them to agree to almost any level of regulatory tyranny. And making people afraid of their food is a simple matter… a few government press releases emailed to the mainstream media news affiliates is all it takes.

First ban the natural medicine, then attack the food supply

Now, remember: All this is happening on the heels of the EU ban on medicinal herbs and nutritional supplements — a ban that blatantly outlaws nutritional therapies that help keep people healthy and free from disease. Now that all these herbs and supplements are outlawed, the next step is to make people afraid of fresh food, too. That’s because fresh vegetables are medicinal, and as long as the public has the right to buy fresh vegetables, they can always prevent disease.

But if you can make people AFRAID of fresh vegetables — or even outlaw them altogether — then you can force the entire population onto a diet of dead foods and processed foods that promote degenerative disease and bolster the profits of the powerful drug companies.

It’s all part of the same agenda, you see: Keep people sick, deny them access to healing herbs and supplements, then profit from their suffering at the hands of the global drug cartels.

GMOs play a similar role in all this, of course: They’re designed to contaminate the food supply with genetic code that causes widespread infertility among human beings. And those who are somehow able to reproduce after exposure to GMOs still suffer from degenerative disease that enriches the drug companies from “treatment.”

Do you recall which country was targeted in this recent e.coli scare? Spain. Why Spain? You may recall that leaked cables from Wikileaks revealed that Spain resisted the introduction of GMOs into its agricultural system, even as the U.S. government covertly threatened political retaliation for its resistance. This false blaming of Spain for the e.coli deaths is probably retaliation for Spain’s unwillingness to jump on the GMO bandwagon. (…)

That’s the real story behind the economic devastation of Spain’s vegetable farmers. It’s one of the subplots being pursued alongside this e.coli superbug scheme.

Food as weapons of war – created by Big Pharma?

By the way, the most likely explanation of where this strain of e.coli was bioengineered is that the drug giants came up with it in their own labs. Who else has access to all the antibiotics and equipment needed to manage the targeted mutations of potentially thousands of e.coli colonies? The drug companies are uniquely positioned to both carry out this plot and profit from it. In other words, they have the means and the motive to engage in precisely such actions.

Aside from the drug companies, perhaps only the infectious disease regulators themselves have this kind of laboratory capacity. The CDC, for example, could probably pull this off if they really wanted to.

The proof that somebody bioengineered this e.coli strain is written right in the DNA of the bacteria. That’s forensic evidence, and what it reveals cannot be denied. This strain underwent repeated and prolonged exposure to eight different classes of antibiotics, and then it somehow managed to appear in the food supply. How do you get to that if not through a well-planned scheme carried out by rogue scientists? There is no such thing as “spontaneous mutation” into a strain that is resistant to the top eight classes of brand-name antibiotic drugs being sold by Big Pharma today. Such mutations have to be deliberate.

Once again, if you disagree with this assessment, then what you’re saying is that NO, it wasn’t done deliberately… it happened accidentally! And again, I’m saying that’s even scarier! Because that means the antibiotic contamination of our world is now at such an extreme level of overkill that a strain of e.coli in the wild can be saturated with eight different classes of antibiotics to the point where it naturally develops into its own deadly superbug. If that’s what people believe, then that’s almost a scarier theory than the bioengineering explanation!

A new era has begun: Bioweapons in your food

But in either case — no matter what you believe — the simple truth is that the world is now facing a new era of global superbug strains of bacteria that can’t be treated with any known pharmaceutical. They can all, of course, be readily killed with colloidal silver, which is exactly why the FDA and world health regulators have viciously attacked colloidal silver companies all these years: They can’t have the public getting its hands on natural antibiotics that really work, you see. That would defeat the whole purpose of making everybody sick in the first place.

In fact, these strains of e.coli superbugs can be quite readily treated with a combination of natural full-spectrum antibiotics from plants such as garlic, ginger, onions and medicinal herbs. On top of that, probiotics can help balance the flora of the digestive tract and “crowd out” the deadly e.coli that might happen by. A healthy immune system and well-functioning digestive tract can fight off an e.coli superbug infection, but that’s yet another fact the medical community doesn’t want you to know. They much prefer you to remain a helpless victim lying in the hospital, waiting to die, with no options available to you. That’s “modern medicine” for ya. They cause the problems that they claim to treat, and then they won’t even treat you with anything that works in the first place.

Nearly all the deaths now attributable to this e.coli outbreak are easily and readily avoidable. These are deaths of ignorance. But even more, they may also be deaths from a new era of food-based bioweapons unleashed by either a group of mad scientists or an agenda-driven institution that has declared war on the human population.

Additional developments on this e.coli outbreak

• 22 fatalities have so far been reported, with 2,153 people now sickened and possibly facing kidney failure.

• An agricultural ministry in Germany said that even though they now know the source of the outbreak is a German sprout farm, they are still not lifting their warnings for people to avoid eating tomatoes and lettuce. In other words, keep the people afraid!

• “The German variant of E coli, known as O104, is a hybrid of the strains that can cause bloody diarrhoea and kidney damage called ‘hemolytic uremic syndrome’.” (…)

• A total of ten European nations have reported outbreaks of this e.coli strain, mostly from people who had visited northern Germany.

• The following story is in German, and it hints that the e.coli outbreak might have been a terrorist attack (…). Yeah, a terrorist attack by the drug companies upon innocent people, as usual…

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December 1, 2010 1 comment

(NaturalNews) It is now being revealed that US Senators slipped up in a big way when passing the Food Safety Modernization Act on Tuesday: They added what are effectively “new taxes” into the bill, and according to the U.S. Constitution, only the House of Representatives can initiate legislation requiring new taxes.

Thus, the House is now obliged to give this food safety legislation the so-called “blue slip,” meaning that it rejects the law and sends it back to the Senate for yet another vote. This would take time and effort, of course, and the Democrats have very little of either remaining in their lame duck session.

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SB 510 PASSED the Senate

November 30, 2010 3 comments

This travesty has been passed by the senate and will now go to the house, where it will pass, then to B.O. for his hoof print.


It’s as good as done now.  Remember this when your Senators ask for more bribes, votes and support.

Bribery For Senators Voting On SB 510

November 29, 2010 1 comment

11-18-2010 11:16 pm – John W. Wallace

The following is a list of U.S Senators and the Bribes (I mean campaign contributions) that these Senators received from Special Interest Groups to either support or oppose S.510 – The FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act. Money received by elected officials from Special Interest groups to vote a certain way on a bill or bills is nothing less than Bribery. I have listed the names of the Senators, the Party and State, and the amount of Special Interest Bribes (I mean campaign contributions) that they received thus far:

Name of Senator – Party & State – Bribe For S.510 or Bribe Against S.510

Daniel Akaka – D HI – Bribe For: $27,690 – Against: $700

Lamar Alexander – R TN – Bribe For: $190,421 – Against: $4,850

John Barrasso – R WY – Bribe For: $31,350 – Against: $27,500

Max Baucus – D MT – Bribe for: $123,803 – Against: $55,980

Evan Bayh – D IN – Bribe For: $45,200 – Against: 8,250

Mark Begich – D AK – Bribe For: $23,050 – Against: $2,000

Michael Bennet – D CO – Bribe For: $38,509 – Against: $22,050

Robert Bennett – R UT – Bribe For: $105,530 – Against: $10,000

Jeff Bingaman – D NM – Bribe For: $31,498 – Against: $8,450

Christopher Bond – R MO – Bribe For: $49,550 – Against: $5,200

Barbara Boxer – D CA – Bribe For: $120,000 – Against: $13,650

Sherrod Brown – D OH – Bribe For: $57,800 – Against: $6,600

Samuel Brownback – R KS – Bribe For: $20,950 – Against: $13,500

Jim Bunning – R KY – Brobe For: $20,700 – Against: $2,000

Richard Burr – R NC – Bribe For: $328,086 – Against: $32,292

Roland Burris – D IL – Bribe For: $0 – Against: $0

Maria Cantwell – D WA – Bribe For: $93,541 – Against: $2,750

Benjamin Cardin – D MD – Bribe For: $72,200 – Against: $0

Thomas Carper – D DE – Bribe For: $83,150 – Against: $0

Robert Casey – D PA – Bribe For: $80,576 – Against: $4,600

Saxby Chambliss – R GA – Bribe For: $557,694 – Against: $108,041

Thomas Coburn R OK – Bribe For: $64,400 – Against: $14,200

Thad Cochran – R MS – Bribe For: $50,144 – Against: $22,000

Susan Collins – R ME – Bribe For: $157,438 – Against: $7,800

Kent Conrad – D ND – Bribe For: $41,650 – Against: $29,612

Bob Corker – R TN – Bribe For: $298,639 – Against: $8,850

John Cornyn – R TX – Bribe For: $286,648 – Against: $254,730

Michael Crapo – R ID – Bribe For: $64,199 – Against: $14,350

Jim DeMint – R SC – Bribe For: $149,935 – Against: $5,000

Christopher Dodd – D CT – Bribe For: $36,400 – Against: $4,500

Byron Dorgan – D ND – Bribe For: $28,200 – Against: $6,000

Richard Durbin – D IL – Bribe For: $151,050 – Against: $19,000

John Ensign – R NV – Bribe For: $76,297 – Against: $10,500

Michael Enzi – R WY – Bribe For: $87,394 – Against: $21,450

Russell Feingold – D WI – Bribe For: $53,854 – Against: $2,200

Dianne Feinstein – D CA – Bribe For: $168,189 – Against: 25,314

Kirsten Gillibrand – D NY – Bribe For: $98,210 – Against: $10,650

Lindsey Graham – R SC – Bribe For: $101,272 – Against: $5,700

Charles Grassley – R IA – Bribe For: $112,150 – Against: $25,500

Judd Gregg – R NH – Bribe For: $26,000 – Against: $0

Kay Hagan – D NC – Bribe For: $36,250 – Against: $3,500

Thomas Harkin – D IA – Bribe For: $138,135 – Against: $40,600

Orrin Hatch – R UT – Bribe For: $102,215 – Against: $11,600
(See comment received from Senator Hatch’s Office below)

Kay Hutchison – R TX – Bribe For: $127,811 – Against: $103,386

James Inhofe – R OK – Bribe For: $66,744 – Against: $36,430

Daniel Inouye – D HI – Bribe For: $26,350 – Against: $11,200

John Isakson – R GA – Bribe For: $280,995 – Against: $10,100

Mike Johanns – R NE – Bribe For: $159,259 – Against: $59,785

Tim Johnson – D SD – Bribe For: $26,850 – Against: $15,000

Edward Kaufman – D DE – Bribe For: $0 – Against: $0

John Kerry – D MA – Bribe For: $14,406 – Against: $250

Amy Klobuchar – D MN – Bribe For: $149,778 – Against: $16,250

Herbert Kohl – D WI – Bribe For: $300 – Against: $0

Jon Kyl – R AZ – Bribe For: $363,660 – Against: $58,906

Mary Landrieu – D LA – Bribe For: $73,622 – Against: $2,250

Frank Lautenberg – D NJ – Bribe For: $37,883 – Agqinst: $3,550

Patrick Leahy – D VT – Bribe For: $13,800 – Against: $2,750

Carl Levin – D MI – Bribe For: $49,900 – Against: $2,000

Joseph Lieberman – I CT – Bribe For: $121,075 – Against: $0

Blanche Lincoln – D AR – Bribe For: $347,526 – Against: $125,297

Richard Lugar – R IN – Bribe For: $153,579 – Against: $21,000

John McCain – R AZ – Bribe For: $118,070 – Against: $21,525

Claire McCaskill – D MO – Bribe For: $48,950 – Against: $7,650

Mitch McConnell – R KY – Bribe For: $439,593 – Against: $42,244

Robert Menéndez – D NJ – Bribe For: $183,850 – Against: $250

Jeff Merkley – D OR – Bribe For: $27,350 – Against; $3,300

Barbara Mikulski – D MD – Bribe For: $52,165 – Against: $1,000

Lisa Murkowski – R AK – Bribe For: $164,713 – Against: $5,800

Patty Murray – D WA – Bribe For: $136,500 – Against: $3,150

Ben Nelson – D NE – Bribe For: $254,906 – Against: $44,950

Bill Nelson – D FL – Bribe For: $205,471 – Against: $35,748

Mark Pryor – D AR – Bribe For: $115,550 – Against: $16,565

John Reed – D RI – Bribe For: $29,350 – Against: $0

Harry Reid – D NV – Bribe For: $133,985 – Against: $10,000

James Risch – R ID – Bribe For: $56,750 – Against; $36,050

Pat Roberts – R KS – Bribe For: $167,294 – Against: $65,186

John Rockefeller – D WV – Bribe For: $21,250 – Against: $1,000

Bernard Sanders – I VT – Bribe For: $7,800 – Against: $4,200

Charles Schumer – D NY – Bribe For: $175,185 – Against: $14,200

Jefferson Sessions – R AL – Bribe For: $65,303 – Against: $16,800

Jeanne Shaheen – D NH – Bribe For: $17,090 – Against: $7,300

Richard Shelby – R AL – Bribe For: $73,616 – Against: $10,000

Olympia Snowe – R ME – Bribe For: $78,136 – Against: $2,000

Arlen Specter – D PA – Bribe For: $209,124 – Against: $9,400

Debbie Ann Stabenow – D MI – Bribe For: $84,941 – Against: $14,482

Jon Tester – D MT – Bribe For: $21,250 – Against: $61,550

John Thune – R SD – Bribe For: $218,900 – Against: $55,625

Mark Udall – D CO – Bribe For: $34,435 – Against: $45,050

Tom Udall – D NM – Bribe For: $27,102 – Against: $51,900

David Vitter – R LA – Bribe For: $188,225 – Against: $8,500

George Voinovich – R OH – Bribe For: $103,850 – Against: $185

Mark Warner – D VA – Bribe For: $116,450 – Against: $8,600

Jim Webb – D VA – Bribe For: $25,300 – Against: $7,700

Sheldon Whitehouse- D RI – Bribe For: $27,025 – Against: $1,500

Roger Wicker – R MS – Bribe For: $147,650 – Against: $16,250

Ron Wyden – D OR – Bribe For: $58,700 – Against: $4,900

Here’s a list of the Special Interest Groups that support S.510 and how much they bribed (I mean donated) to Senators:

Restaurants & drinking establishments $3,217,767
Food and kindred products manufacturing $1,753,503
Milk & dairy producers $1,717,687
Food stores $1,473,532
Beverages (non-alcoholic) $744,551
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut $709,238
American Veterinarian Medical Association $551,750
Beverage bottling & distribution $289,725
Food wholesalers $284,900
Food & Beverage Products and Services $281,137
Fishing $277,984
Chambers of commerce $219,234
Manufacturing $207,740
Food catering & food services $171,835
Confectionery processors & manufacturers $96,438
Consumer groups $6,100
Farm bureaus $0

Here’s a list of Here’s a list of the Special Interest Groups that sopposed S.510 and how much they bribed (I mean donated) to Senators:

Milk & dairy producers $1,717,687
Livestock $1,561,207
Farm organizations & cooperatives $412,976
Consumer groups $6,100
Farmers, crop unspecified $0


We should pay close attention to how the Senators vote when the bill reaches the floor of the Senate for a final Yes or No vote. Will those Senators who received a significant amount of money from Special Interest groups that support this anti-Liberty bill, vote Yes? We will find out shortly.

SB 510 “Food Modernization Act”

November 29, 2010 22 comments

Here are the votes.  Remember who voted for this tyranny. Say goodbye to homegrown food and vitamin supplements. Say hello to government control of our food supply.  CONTROL THE FOOD YOU CONTROL THE PEOPLE.  Next on their list is our water. They’re selling the rights to China to pay our debt.  Totalitarian, islamocommie control of our food and water supply.    


S.510: A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply.

November 18, 2010 Roll call number 251 in the Senate
Question On the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Proceed to S. 510)
Ayes: 57 (Democrat: 51; Republican: 4; Other: 2)
Nays: 27 (Democrat: 0; Republican: 27)
Abstained: 16 (Democrat: 6; Republican: 10)
Required percentage of ‘Aye’ votes: 1/2 (50%)
Percentage of ‘aye’ votes: 56%
Result: Motion to Proceed Agreed to

Votes by Senator


A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply.Back to Main Bill Page

November 18, 2010 Roll call number 251 in the Senate Question On the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Proceed to S. 510) Ayes: 57 (Democrat: 51; Republican: 4; Other: 2) Nays: 27 (Democrat: 0; Republican: 27) Abstained: 16 (Democrat: 6; Republican: 10)Required percentage of ‘Aye’ votes: 1/2 (50%)Percentage of ‘aye’ votes: 56%Result: Motion to Proceed Agreed to Votes by Senator
Name Voted

Sen. Daniel Akaka [D, HI]  Aye
Sen. Lamar Alexander [R, TN]  Abstain
Sen. John Barrasso [R, WY]  Nay
Sen. Max Baucus [D, MT]  Aye
Sen. Evan Bayh [D, IN]  Abstain
Sen. Mark Begich [D, AK]  Aye
Sen. Michael Bennet [D, CO]  Aye
Sen. Robert Bennett [R, UT]  Nay
Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D, NM]  Aye
Sen. Christopher Bond [R, MO]  Nay
Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA]  Aye
Sen. Scott Brown [R, MA]  Aye
Sen. Sherrod Brown [D, OH]  Aye
Sen. Samuel Brownback [R, KS]  Nay
Sen. Jim Bunning [R, KY]  Abstain
Sen. Richard Burr [R, NC]  Nay
Sen. Roland Burris [D, IL]  Aye
Sen. Maria Cantwell [D, WA]  Aye
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D, MD]  Aye
Sen. Thomas Carper [D, DE]  Aye
Sen. Robert Casey [D, PA]  Aye
Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R, GA]  Nay
Sen. Thomas Coburn [R, OK]  Nay
Sen. Thad Cochran [R, MS]  Nay
Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME]  Aye
Sen. Kent Conrad [D, ND]  Aye
Sen. Chris Coons [D, DE]  Aye
Sen. Bob Corker [R, TN]  Nay
Sen. John Cornyn [R, TX]  Nay
Sen. Michael Crapo [R, ID]  Nay
Sen. Jim DeMint [R, SC]  Abstain
Sen. Christopher Dodd [D, CT]  Aye
Sen. Byron Dorgan [D, ND]  Aye
Sen. Richard Durbin [D, IL]  Aye
Sen. John Ensign [R, NV]  Abstain
Sen. Michael Enzi [R, WY]  Nay
Sen. Russell Feingold [D, WI]  Aye
Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D, CA]  Aye
Sen. Al Franken [D, MN]  Aye
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY]  Aye
Sen. Lindsey Graham [R, SC]  Nay
Sen. Charles Grassley [R, IA]  Nay
Sen. Judd Gregg [R, NH]  Abstain
Sen. Kay Hagan [D, NC]  Aye
Sen. Thomas Harkin [D, IA]  Aye
Sen. Orrin Hatch [R, UT]  Nay
Sen. Kay Hutchison [R, TX]  Abstain
Sen. James Inhofe [R, OK]  Nay
Sen. Daniel Inouye [D, HI]  Aye
Sen. John Isakson [R, GA]  Nay
Sen. Mike Johanns [R, NE]  Abstain
Sen. Tim Johnson [D, SD]  Aye
Sen. John Kerry [D, MA]  Abstain
Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D, MN]  Aye
Sen. Herbert Kohl [D, WI]  Aye
Sen. Jon Kyl [R, AZ]  Nay
Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA]  Aye
Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D, NJ]  Aye
Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT]  Aye
Sen. George LeMieux [R, FL]  Nay
Sen. Carl Levin [D, MI]  Aye
Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT]  Aye
Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D, AR]  Aye
Sen. Richard Lugar [R, IN]  Nay
Sen. Joe Manchin [D, WV]  Aye
Sen. John McCain [R, AZ]  Nay
Sen. Claire McCaskill [D, MO]  Aye
Sen. Mitch McConnell [R, KY]  Nay
Sen. Robert Menéndez [D, NJ]  Abstain
Sen. Jeff Merkley [D, OR]  Aye
Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D, MD]  Aye
Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R, AK]  Abstain
Sen. Patty Murray [D, WA]  Aye
Sen. Bill Nelson [D, FL]  Aye
Sen. Ben Nelson [D, NE]  Aye
Sen. Mark Pryor [D, AR]  Aye
Sen. John Reed [D, RI]  Aye
Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV]  Aye
Sen. James Risch [R, ID]  Abstain
Sen. Pat Roberts [R, KS]  Nay
Sen. John Rockefeller [D, WV]  Abstain
Sen. Bernard Sanders [I, VT]  Aye
Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY]  Aye
Sen. Jefferson Sessions [R, AL]  Nay
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D, NH]  Aye
Sen. Richard Shelby [R, AL]  Nay
Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME]  Aye
Sen. Arlen Specter [D, PA]  Abstain
Sen. Debbie Ann Stabenow [D, MI]  Aye
Sen. Jon Tester [D, MT]  Aye
Sen. John Thune [R, SD]  Nay
Sen. Tom Udall [D, NM]  Aye
Sen. Mark Udall [D, CO]  Aye
Sen. David Vitter [R, LA]  Abstain
Sen. George Voinovich [R, OH]  Aye
Sen. Mark Warner [D, VA]  Aye
Sen. Jim Webb [D, VA]  Abstain
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D, RI]  Aye
Sen. Roger Wicker [R, MS]  Nay
Sen. Ron Wyden [D, OR]  Aye

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