Since when is food illegal?

Whenever a baby encounters an object smaller than his fist, I guarantee he's going to put it in his mouth. All of us must eat to continue living, and I suspect that at such an early age, it is difficult for the baby to differentiate between what you can and cannot eat. Therefore, the default reaction is to try to eat it. Often the object will pass through the ailmentary canal with no damage to the object, or injury to the child. Naturally, as we grow older we become slightly more discriminating, although my mother would beg to differ. Apparently my brothers and I ate anything that was in the kitchen - and lots of it. Regardless of the time of day, or how recently we had finished the last meal, my brothers and I were like locusts, eathing anything that didn't eat us first.

And wonder of wonders, I've managed to survive for more than half a century. I don't eat as much as I used to because my metabolism has slowed down considerably, however I doubt that there is anything you might serve that I wouldn't be willing to eat. I've eaten haggis in Scotland, and I love sushi. When invited for dinner my host will often ask if there are certain foods I don't like. My standard response is to warn them that they don't want to be in an airplane crash in the Andes (mountains) with me. I know I'm going to die, but I'm not going to starve to death. My response to hunger is absolutely relentless. Keep an eye on your pets.

Considering my nature, I find it shocking and appalling that the government should presume to protect me from people who are willing to sell me food. Consider this item that came in yesterday's eMail:

August 3, 2011 - Los Angeles, Caliifornia - Public Health Officials today descended once again on a buyiing club, that specializes in raw foods. Club organizer, James Stewart was arrested at his home, the locks to his personal residence were changed, his papers, money and computer seized. At the same time, farmer Sharon Palmer and Weston A. Price Foundation volunteer chapter leader Victoria Bloch Coulter were arrested. All three were charged with Section 182A-Conspiracy to Commit a Crime. Bond for James Stewart was set at $123,000. Bail for Bloch is recommended at $60,000. Bail for Palmer is recommended at $121,000.

Of all the authoritarian, unmitigated gaul! Who are these public health officials who pretend to have any authority about what people sell for food? Furthermore, this family sells fresh, raw food, unpolluted with GMOs or harsh pesticides. I worked on a cattle ranch for over a year, and I know from personal experience how difficult - and unending - farm work can be. Anyone who is working that hard to provide fresh vegetables and raw milk should have a statue built in their honor... not arrested like federal criminals that are a danger to society. The only danger I see in this instance is the presumption of authority demonstrated by the arrogant government agents who dragged these people away in handcuffs. I encourage you to visit the Weston A. Price website to find out how you can help these besieged farmers.

Please do not wait until the shelves at the grocery stores are empty before you lift a finger to help. Please call the local authorities and let them know how outraged you are that this type of tyranny is happening in our country. It seems more and more probable that the government will announce martial law, and attempt to enforce unreasonable curfews as if we were high school students who have been grounded for failing grades. If there comes a time when police roam the streets looking to arrest people who are in search of food, I will probably post large signs in my neighborhood that say "GOVERNMENT AGENTS WILL BE SHOT... AND EATEN!"

Food is illegal???


I appreciated your article and love your unique sense of humor.

The church I belong to always has  a food booth at our small town "Camanche Days" which escorts summer out and the school season in.  We fix  walking tacos and bbq sandwiches.  This is the first year that the healt dept has had a meeting prior to this event, stating that each food vendor must now pay a $30 fee to have an official monitor our food booths off and on during each day to ensure the temperatures of the foods are within "government standards" and the levels on cleanliness are met.  This is one of our biggest money makers and we need this but if we see too much harassment, I doubt we will sell food again next year.

I am trying to put together a program called Community Harvest where churches and anyone in the area  could join and churches can plant fruit and/or nut trees and gardens on their property as well as encouraging parishoners and community members to do the same.  We have a place where meetings can be held to have guest speakers come in to teach about "the edible yard" plus bring herbs to focus, etc.  The goal is to teach people to once again grow their own food and then help feed their community by sharing/trading/selling.  There will also be classes on canning and dehydrating plus how to make your own laundry soap, cleaning products, etc.  I hope the project will be successful and evolve to other communities with a network of communication to follow.  I have seen multiple videos on communities that have already put these types of programs into action with great success.
However, with the O bomb A administration pressuring to eliminate all forms of self sustainability, I feel it even more urgent to get this off the ground before the oligarchy puts up the razor wire any higher than they already have.  If anyone has information on this subject I would be very grateful if you could share it with me.

Veronica Deevers
'Ronnie in Iowa'

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