FEMA to confiscate food from local farms in emergencies?
J. D. Heyes
May 11, 2011
Since our nation’s founding the federal government has, in times of emergency, claimed extra-constitutional powers and authority. Under the guise of acting in the public’s best interests, Washington has taken away privacy rights, free speech, and habeas corpus, among others. There’s no reason to think it wouldn’t happen again.
With that in mind, would it surprise you to find out that if disaster strikes in your part of the country, the federal government is prepared to take over local food supplies, in part by confiscating farms?
It shouldn’t, says “Farmer Brad,” a Texas-based farmer who said in an interview about food security with Mike Adams for Natural News TV that during Hurricane Katrina, an inventory of local farms and what they produced was conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“FEMA was doing an inventory of all the farms around … metroplexes,” he said, which included nearby Houston and other large cities. “They started calling up farms and wanted to know where farms were, and they were being prepared to maybe take food if they need to, from farms, you know, for a crisis like that.”
Brad, of HomeSweetFarm.com, said that while the agency didn’t come right out and say they would confiscate crops and cattle, “they were making food assessments, you know, what is in the local food shed in a metroplex.”