Wednesday 21 December 2011

NZ: Food Bill - reminder

From Ooby

Many of you will be aware of the Food Bill that is due to be passed through Parliament over the summer holidays.

This Bill directly effects Ooooby and its members.

In a nutshell, if the new Food Bill is passed then 'unexempted' sharing and trading of homegrown food would be a criminal offence.  This sounds ridiculous I know, but it is true.

We're not into scare mongering here at Ooooby and it would be remiss of us to not respond to this considering the relevance.

One thing you can do is to sign this online petition.

There are over 14,000 signatures already and we need 50,000 to make ourselves heard.

Another thing you can do is forward this to as many people as you know.

At this link are three independent interpretations of the Food Bill.

They are a longish read (nowhere near as long as the actual Food Bill itself) and they highlight the main points of concern.

If you have any ideas on how else we can prevent this Bill from going through, please let us all know in the comments at this link.

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