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Originally posted by CitizenNum287119327
I think a thread on ATS mentions that the head of the FDA is Ex-Monsanto.
That's the problem.
Seems like the US needs an 'Independant Anti-Corruption Commission'. One that can follow an investigation right through the Government itself if need be.
Originally posted by blamethegreys
Another very important point that wasn't mentioned in any of the links, or in the thread:
As an organic eater (and I try very hard to buy local as well) My family and I do not consume nearly as much food as we used to a year ago before we decided to switch!
The nutrient-dense foods sustain a person so much more efficiently than the slop shoveled to the masses! I am worried that some of my suppliers are gonna get hit like these poor people!
Originally posted by ANOMALY502
The Co-Op where I purchase my raw milk and organic veggies, and grass fed beef was recently harassed here in Michigan. Here is the article
He is still up and running so I can still get my good food but for how long??
Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
Cannot drink pasteurized, homogenized, malnourished milk.
Grew up on a dairy farm and grew to be 6'3" 200#s drinking whole milk. Until I left the farm I could drink milk with NO ill affects.
NOW, if I drink one glass of grocery store CRAP, 30 seconds later BOOM!
Amazingly enough, I now get my milk from a farmer that I know, before all the "supposed" safety contingencies are implemented. Hmmmmmmmm, not a problem in sight.
Wonder WHY THAT IS?
Originally posted by silent thunder
According to the article, a number of government organizations ranging from the FBI and the FDA to state-level agricultural authorities are raiding farms and so-called "food clubs," where people grow and swap their own healthy, non-franken-food, non-genetically-manipulated, non-sprayed-with-pure-poison foods.
After all, we can't have private citizens cutting into agribusiness profits, now can we? And heaven forbid people start actually growing their own healthy food and caring for themselves! Oh the horror.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Originally posted by intelinside451
First off, I'm going to say that I'm all for this general idea of the government against private farmers.
Food is subsidized in this nation for the purpose that the farmers in America have enough supply/demand/profits/cost to produce enough food and now fuel for EVERYONE in America to be able to eat and survive.
It's bad enough as it is that farmers are in general broke. They sit on multi-million dollar lands that are just begging to be subdivided for the next neighborhood. Anyone of these farmers can give in and sell the land off at anytime, give up the life of smelling cow manure on a 90 degree day to buy a nice house on a lake somewhere.
It's their passion and dedication that allow us to have a steady supply of inexpensive food at any given time in this nation. Show a little appreciation.