Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Do You Have the Right to Choose Your Own Food?

The FDA says no, you don't. That's why they spent a year of their time, our taxpayer money, and effort on a Sting operation targeting an Amish raw milk dairy.

Give me a break.

In a country that is so emphatic about "rights", how come it seems the only ones who have rights are the ones who set the rules?

Move over, big government. I don't want you telling me how I can drink my milk, thank you very much.

I don't care if you disagree with me, this isn't about pasteurized vs. unpasteurized. This is about control. You're welcome to your opinion, even if it's different than mine. Just don't shut down hard working citizens who don't do anyone any harm, and produce excellent food products.

As the farmer says in the documentary, Food Inc, "Smells like money to me."

Check out this article from the Washington Post talking about the sting operation on this innocent Amish milk farmer:



Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

It's funny you should talk about this today. One of my friend's had this quote by Thomas Jefferson on her Facebook page. I think it's very appropriate to your post today: "If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -Thomas Jefferson

Thanks for sharing this ;) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Karen said...

You are right; it is a control issue. This story is so disturbing. It's scary, really, that our country has come to this level of tyranny. I hope the story of the raid not intimidate small farmers, and instead embolden them. It's wrong for government and other groups to bully ethical, responsible, integratable, hard-working farmers just because they can.