Skip to comments.Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers [Obama wages war against farmers]
Posted on 02/22/2014 6:52:06 PM PST by grundle
Now, farmers are discovering that the FDA's proposed rules would curtail many techniques that are common among organic growers, including spreading house-made fertilizers, tilling cropland with grazing animals, and irrigating from open creeks.
Suddenly, from small family operations nestled in the foothills of Appalachia to the sophisticated organic-grower networks that serve Los Angeles and San Francisco, the farms that celebrity chefs and food-conscious consumers jostle to buy from are facing an unexpected adversary.
They're fighting back. Even though full enforcement of the rules is still years away, they are warning customers that some farms would have to close.
"They are going to drive farms out of business," said Dave Runsten, policy director for Community Alliance with Family Farmers in Davis, Calif.
"The consumer groups behind this don't understand farming," Runsten says. "They talk out of both sides of their mouth. They demand these one-size-fits-all regulations, then say, 'I don't want to hurt those cute little farmers at the farmers market. I shop at the farmers market.' It is frustrating."
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He who controls the food...
slowly but surely the wheels of tyranny are turning...
Obama, like all his fellow Free Trader Commie Globalists...want a few Big Ag companies running all farms, growing only GMO foods
Local, specialty, and organic farms be damned
Our totalitarian overlords have learned from the best.
This is my badge. These are the fines. This is what is hanging over your head, and we want you to know that, (Jim) Crawford says the (federal) official told him.Sounds like a stereotypical Soviet Commissar. Going after the perceived Kulaks already, eh?
Necessity is the mother of invention, Smith DeWaal said. Why not create a cooperative whose sole job it is to truck this stuff to a composting facility and truck it back? Its an expense, but way better than the unexpected expense of a major recall and implications to your farm if an outbreak is traced to your product. There are costs either way.Yeah; keep regulating things that are not the cause of food poisoning. Ivory tower left-wing politics strike again.
My grandmother used to go to the local dairy and get pickup loads of poop to spread on the garden every year.
I don’t use poop , I use pure de old horse $#__.
These fascist criminals need to take a look at the square in Kiev and be very afraid.
This was of the bovine variety.
And lest we forget...FUFDA...FUFDA...FUFDA...
You hippie organic farmers best lock and load. Be ready to drive out the federal fascist bureuacracy that you love and voted for. Or perish, suckers.
The imminent 2nd civil war could be more interesting than I thought. Organic farmers with RPGs and surplus German MG 42s. Ach-tung! Farm Bureau fascists. Die! Die!
Be careful what you ask for, you might get it. The ‘organic’ crowd begged for regulation just as the ‘natural’ school did a generation before. Once a phrase or idea or practice becomes government property so do the adherents.
“and irrigating from open creeks.”
Although I am from Texas, I lived in West Virginia for a while.
It will be very interesting when a Fed goes into the hills and mountains of West Virginia and tells them boys, “they can not use their own creek.” Just because you can walk into those hills does not mean you will walk out or ever come out.
This is not criticism of those boys that live in the hills. They are good people but they are hard people. They will do you no harm if you do not harm them.
Every year I get a load of topsoil mixed with Turkey Crap. We raise a lot of Turkeys in Central Texas and it is cheap. I till it in with last years soil and my tomatoes and squash and okra grow like you can not believe. I give tomatoes away. I eat tomatoes, I dehydrate tomatoes and then freeze them. When I need a tomato sauce I put the dehydrated tomatoes in a blender and grind them to a powder, add water and instant sauce. It is better than the canned sauce.
Isn’t this similar to what Stalin did to the Ukraine?
Stalin took their crops and sold them for his own benefit and left them nothing to eat.
The FDA will just stop farmers from growing anything but Frankenfood.
The result is the same. The prices for organic will skyrocket and people will starve.