Skip to comments.Mad moms to food police: We'll eat what we want
Posted on 05/13/2012 8:38:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Moms in Minnesota are preparing to defy state dictates over when and how they can access food supplies for their families, with a rally scheduled Monday to coincide with the beginning of the trial of the manager of a farm buying club, according to the Farm Food Freedom Coalition.
WND previously has reported on disputes between farmers and consumers on one side and federal regulators on the other. They have involved the purchase by consumers of raw milk, the rights of consumers to access milk from their own cows, a radio program that offered natural products and a blogger who wrote about his battle with diabetes and was threatened with jail.
The newest development comes from the Farm Food Freedom Coalition, which is assembling a protest at the Minneapolis trial of Alvin Schlangen, a farm buying club manager.
The group said that mothers in the state who act as hosts for drop sites for farm buying club members now have been threatened with criminal charges.
The May 14 protest will be at 7 a.m. outside the Minneapolis courthouse where Schlangens trial is scheduled, officials said.
At the rally supporters will sign a Declaration of Food Independence and demonstrate non-compliance against what they deem unjust regulations, the organization announced.
Another supporting organization, the Raw Milk Freedom Riders, said that Schlangen founded the Freedom Farms Coop, which simply connects people with the foods of their choice from local producers.
Over the past two years the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has illegally raided Alvins van, warehouse, and farm. The state has now brought four charges against Alvin related to food distribution; all are misdemeanors counts. If convicted, Alvin faces up to a year in jail and hefty fines
just for helping to connect consumers to the producers and foods of their choice.
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Nanny State PING!
And just where does Michelle Bachmann stand on this?
Here is a real opportunity for jury nullification.
They may eat what they want. But may they buy what they want?
Control the means of food production, even local family production control population to be reliant on government
Ask any commie hell hole in the last 100 years
“Control the oil, you control the nation. Control the food, you control the people.”——Henry Kissinger
Saw this Augason Farms Dinner Pack at Walmart the other day, bought a case of the dinner and the breakfast pack.
Each pack is good for up to around 200 meals.
They are flying off the shelves in Alaska, its very new up here.
Wisconsin I’ll eat cheese if I want to ping
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
YAY! Go Git’em!
I have said that for years.. It seems the right does not know how to use civil disobedience as a tool. I think its way past time.
Thanks for the ping!
It’s time to stand.
As it turns out, this is another article about people trying to get around restrictions on selling raw milk.
I have no idea why anyone would want to drink the stuff. If it were up to me, however, I’d allow it to be sold, but with labeling that clearly states that raw milk has been associated with many zoonotic infections, including campylobacter, E. coli H157:O7, rabies, tuberculosis, listeriosis, etc. I’d also want to make clear to young mothers giving it to their children that raw milk can seriously harm, even kill, their children (an E. coli H157:O7 infection can permanently damage kidneys). Then I’d tack on a surcharge to cover extra medical insurance.
I don’t see food safety issues as being about freedom. Well... mandating food safety *does* free people from having to worry that their food will kill them.