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its one small story on the pile of thousands of small stories. I hate to say it but if people dont start looking at the bigger picture soon we are doomed.
 

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What people are not realizing is that the large, multi-national companies now run the government and the nation. The heads of departments such as the FDA do what's best for the companies and not the citizens. To change it, though, would mean that the citizens would need to mobilize/engage for change, but most are too lazy or just don't care.

If you get a chance, rent/watch "Food Inc.". It's an excellent documentary on who owns, provides and controls food in American and beyond. It's a real eye-opener.
 

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What people are not realizing is that the large, multi-national companies now run the government and the nation.
I thought it was banks?

If you get a chance, rent/watch "Food Inc.". It's an excellent documentary on who owns, provides and controls food in American and beyond. It's a real eye-opener.
I saw it, not bad, reaffirmed my love of Chipotle!
 

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Sad. In Southwestern Germany they do this. Typcally it starts in October. Farmers that make their own wine, will temporarily serve dinner right out of their home for a few weeks. Often they'll move the furniture out of the living room or clear space in a basement to setup tables. Then they leave a broom outside to signify they are serving evening meals. The idea is to try selections of their new wine of the season with the hope you'll purchase some. The food is usually very good (made from freshly picked ingredients), as are the wines. And the price is very fair, as the purpose is not to make money on dinners, but to sell wine (which is also reasonably priced).

Something tells me this will not catch on here... at least in Nevada.
 

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Looks like a few liberals got a dose of their own liberal regs thrown into their little party.

I wouldn't tolerate a government agency coming to a private affair and would show them the gate. We have farmer markets in most areas and many of us grow our own.
 

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This blows my mind! Another strike for the people backing up how the Gov. has to much power and to much influence on our lives. This country was founded on God, guns and freedom. What kind of free man can't share his home grown harvest with friends....
 

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I thought it was bad enough that we went into Iraq and destroyed all their seed, and forcibly replaced it with copyrighted genetically modified seed from a U.S. supplier ... And now this.

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The guy last year who was taken to court over growing food on his land, and the people who have been arrested for collecting non-genetically modified seed.

Can you say controlled, cradle to grave.
 

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I know we all see a lot of alarmist sites trying to turn minor things into a big deal but this story really did get my blood flowing:

Outrage: Government Forces Private Citizens to Pour Bleach on Home-Grown Organic Food *Video*

Am I wrong here for thinking this is a very big deal? Probably just an isolated incident with one over zealous health department worker but it still really bothers me.

I think it is a big deal.

Furthur, how should we respond?

If it was YOUR event, how would you respond?
 

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I think it is a big deal.

Furthur, how should we respond?

If it was YOUR event, how would you respond?

My land?.. Mkae sure to put up a sign saying refuse the right to server anyone. Dont know if it would work but If some health inspector showed up right at the opening and not before hand and making everything difficult.. I would ask them to leave or escort them off of the property.. that or call the law.. and make it difficult for them
 

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Some states have cottage food industry laws....some dont.

It certainly seems rediculas, but there are multiple cases of these "organic" farms poisoning people with e.coli, salmonella, and even botulism. I remember a case a while back where people were drinking un-pasturized milk, got sick...and then they shut down the dairy.

Organic means its fertilized with manure....and rarely is it provided with any protection against bacteria that can kill you.

As sad as this example is of how to handle the situation...unfortunatly, there's also a need for some way to protect folks from food improperly grown and prepared.
 

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Some states have cottage food industry laws....some dont.

It certainly seems rediculas, but there are multiple cases of these "organic" farms poisoning people with e.coli, salmonella, and even botulism. I remember a case a while back where people were drinking un-pasturized milk, got sick...and then they shut down the dairy.

Organic means its fertilized with manure....and rarely is it provided with any protection against bacteria that can kill you.

As sad as this example is of how to handle the situation...unfortunatly, there's also a need for some way to protect folks from food improperly grown and prepared.
How about the law of natural consequences. They eat there and get sick, they won't go back.

And how in the world did our forefathers survive without the health dept to save them from organic food?!?
 
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