Tuesday, November 09, 2010
I got this from Mercola. It looks like a worthwhile documentary, when it releases. It profiles some of the scary tactics used against small, traditional farmers in the name of "public health and safety."
You may remember the Manna Storehouse raid, where a SWAT team spent 8 hours of on-the-clock time holding a homeschooling Mama and her eight (yes, even the baby who needed a diaper change) children at gunpoint (just an aside here.. What kind of person carries out that order? Land of the free, anyone? Good grief.). They're profiled, among others.
The trailer shows a few woman farmers lamenting that organics doesn't have as much as an advocacy within the government. Seriously? Does she know what she's saying? "We just need more lobbyists." On the contrary, I believe regulations should be seriously lifted from the small, local producer, or perhaps from farms that sell direct to consumer. Isn't that risky? Of course. So is drinking aspartame, and the government gives that its seal of approval. Personally, I trust my own eyes and ears more than layers of government paperwork when it comes to deciding what to eat.
So no, don't wish for more lobbyists - haven't you figured out that giving the government authority over any aspect of your business/product backfires? Organics decided to get "government approval" for that very word "organic," and now there are all sorts of loopholes and the Big Guys (can't blame them, this is the game they play with Big Brother) can use the same label, with far different conditions behind it than the movement first intended. DON'T turn over your product, or labeling to the government if you have any choice in the matter. And DO work to get the bureaucracy off the backs of the people you'd like to buy from. YOU be their advocate; We The People did a little of that in the recent election. Keep it up, and free up your food!