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Health Alert: Government Shutting Small Farms Down And Restricting Your Food Sources

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by Monica Davis

What happens when the government shuts small farms down? What happens when our food rights are erased and we are forced to consume government-protected factory farms?

The time is now and the small farmers being forced out of business include dairy farms, Amish farms and  farms that have been in families for generations.

The FDA won its two-year fight to shut down an Amish farmer who was selling fresh raw milk to eager consumers in the Washington, D.C., region after a judge this month banned Daniel Allgyer from selling his milk across state lines and he told his customers he would shut down his farm altogether. Read more   

Farmers who have been in business for generations are now finding it hard to survive as government agencies become hostile to small scale farmers and credit favors factory and corporate farm operations.

From urban farmers’ markets to charitable lemonade stands, small-scale food sources are being shut down in what can best be described as a loss of our food rights.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2013), by David E. Gumpert, takes readers on a disturbing cross-country journey from Maine to California through a netherworld of Amish farmers paying big fees to questionable advisers to avoid the quagmire of America’s legal system, secret food police lurking in vans at farmers markets, cultish activists preaching the benefits of pathogens, and suburban moms worried enough about the dangers of supermarket food that they’ll risk fines and jail to feed their children unprocessed, and unregulated, foods of their choosing. Out of the intensity of this unprecedented crackdown, and the creative and spirited opposition that is rising to meet it, a new rallying cry for food rights is emerging. The following excerpt comes from chapter two, “Is There Such a Thing as Private Food?”

At 9:40 on the morning of February 4, 2010, two FDA agents in an SUV pulled up the long driveway of Daniel Allgyer’s farm in Kinzers, Pennsylvania. The agents, Joshua Schafer and Deborah Haney, were from the FDA’s Delaware office to do an inspection, they told Allgyer. MOREHERE

The disconnect between local farmers, that is, local family farmers and consumers as well as government agencies is profound. Many urban chldren can’t identify farm animals and don’t know what meat particular animals produce. Some cannot identify cut fruits and vegetables.

And, there we have another problem: urban nicities vs. farm realities. In Texas and other places, the conflict between urban farms and neighborhoods is escalating. Laws are often outdates, as city farmers branch out into auxilliary products and services which are not covered by older urban farm ordinances.

The urban farm ordinance needs to be rewritten and clarified. Currently, the Process and Code Coordination Working Group of the Sustainable Food Policy Board is working on language to lessen the restrictions on urban farms, especially concerning livestock, farm size, employees, and dwellings. Once the planning commission approves the amendments to the urban farm ordinance, it will go to City Council for approval.  MOREHERE

Urban farm operations battle gentrification, outdated laws and highly organized special interests. As always land use, land value and land ownership often don’t play nice in the sandbox.

 

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    • wizard

      Processed food
      for processed people :grin: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Thane36425

      And don’t forget the death taxes. Those are ruinous for small farmers.

      • muckracker1

        good point: remove farm property from families by taxing inheriteces

    • Anonymous

      Mossad trained FDA is preparing for you people a “HOLODOMOR”!
      Just keep watching hip hop & lilo on the idiot box! :twisted:

      • Anonymouse

        What about Muslim Imperialism and Sharia/Halal compliant food? No pulled pork, bacon, ham for you.

    • Gabe

      Well, if farmers were not so stupid tjey would sell their milk cows to t heir customers then work for a wage to take ca of the cows for the customers.
      Why is it not being done? 20 families could buy a milk cow. They would pay the costs of maintaining the animal on the farm etc. the farmer then works as an independent contractor and gets paid for his lbor and the renting of the farm.

      • Anonymous

        did you bump your head on a rock?

    • Sid

      As we spend more and more energy each year to get back what we got for less the year before, there will be less and less energy available to fuel the economy. Small scale farming can work, but factory farms are doomed.

      I can’t wait to see the chaos a few decades in the future when factory farms fail from lack of energy, and small farms have already been driven out by governments to eliminate them to give factory farms a monopoly. I think it will be something like what happens when a kid stomps on a red ant nest.

      Those who will survive will be independent of the collapsing system. What we should be doing is transitioning away from cities and factory farms and encouraging small, localized farming, but then politicians are basically interested in themselves and those who give them big contributions so what is good for the public won’t happen. It’s all about politicians, big corporations, wealthy individuals, and special interest groups using the power of government to benefit themselves, the majority be damned.

    • Jacksdad

      Ever walk into a McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, big chain grocery story etc, etc and notice that the customers just don’t look right? almost like they’re genetically being re engineered right before our eyes and they don’t even know. Putting them a generation or so away from looking like Sloth from the Goonies.
      If you’re eating outside of their poison spectrum then you are a threat and must be taken out one way or another and the farmers are the front line. They want you eating their GMO’s, while they don’t. They want you living in micro urban apartments, while they live in the country or in a gated community with private security. It’s the only way to control you and your breeding habits.
      Said it before and I’ll say it again. “They are the zoo keepers, you are the zoo animals”.

    • patriot156

      agenda 21 at work 666 too.

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