There’s a fight going on in the USA of which you may not be aware, but should be. The fight is over your right to eat the food you want to eat.
Your government, via the FDA and the USDA, is doing its level best to destroy your rights to choose and buy locally produced raw or organic foods over the polluted products churned out by industrial food complexes.
In other words, the US Government wants to make it illegal for you to buy grass fed beef or clean, raw milk from your local rancher.
They want to force you to buy industrially produced meat from confined animal feeding operations (CAFO) where the sick animals are fed unnatural diets, hormones and enough antibiotics to keep them alive long enough so that beef, which now contains these foreign chemicals, can be sold to you.
What the Crazy FDA Thinks is Right
By some arcane logic, the FDA and USDA argue that it is better for you and your family to eat meat products from animals which have been confined into filthy, muddy pens, force fed grain foods that make them sick, and then slaughtered in conditions which make it necessary to dip the end product in ammonia to kill the bacteria.
Raids on local, organic or raw food producers are on the rise. The FDA doesn’t think you have any rights to choose the foods you eat. The exact words in the brief the FDA filed in the response to a recent law suit filed against them are as follows:
“There is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular kind of food. Comprehensive federal regulation of the food supply has been in effect at least since Congress enacted the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906… Thus, plaintiffs’ claim to a fundamental privacy interest in obtaining ‘foods of their own choice’ for themselves and their families is without merit.”
How is it the United States of America, the greatest country in the world, its citizens are told by the very government they ELECTED into power, that they don’t have the right to chose and consume the foods they prefer to eat??
The Government Fails To Support Good Health
The US Government has been doling out health advice for 40 years, and that advice has resulted in skyrocketing rates of diabetes, heart disease and cancer in the US. And if they get their way, we will all be forced to eat the USDA pyramid based diet, one that has been a health disaster on all counts.
This unhealthy diet is already enforced in our public schools, nursing homes, prisons, and other government managed institutions. They now want to enforce it in your home. This is unacceptable to me, and I hope to you as well. For more information on this fight and what you can do about it, visit these resources:
Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Grist's Article on Surviving a Government Food Raid
David Gumbert's Comments on FDA's Legal Response
The Dangers of Commercially Produced Pork
Grass Fed Beef Benefits and What CAFO Cows Eat
Until next time, wishing you the choice for happy and healthy eating!