Really? The FDA, Keeping Us Safe…….

 

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The Farm Sting

The federal government here in the U.S. has won a two year battle resulting from a sting operation against an Amish farmer in Pennsylvania. The Washington Times reports the man sells raw milk which many believe is healthier than the pasteurized version. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is not safe to consume.

His persistence prompted a 5 a.m. visit from the feds to catch him in the act of selling the product across state lines which is illegal. The FDA launched a full investigation and purchased milk to be used as evidence. A judge sided with the government and banned the farmer from selling his products across state lines.

The judge warned the farmer he will have pay the FDA’s costs for investigating and prosecuting if he violates the law again. The Amish man has decided to shut down his entire farm including sales of milk, eggs and honey.

From  foxnews

 

 

Well done crime fighters of the FDA……we certainly can not have people buying stuff they want.  And we certainly can not have self sufficient farmers providing the food stuffs.  Heck, what if everyone started to think they could choose for themselves?  Anarchy would surely ensue!

   On a related note……

State agent inspects sack lunches, forces preschoolers to purchase cafeteria food instead

A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.
The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day.

The girl’s mother — who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation — said she received a note from the school stating that students who did not bring a “healthy lunch” would be offered the missing portions, which could result in a fee from the cafeteria, in her case $1.25.

“What got me so mad is, number one, don’t tell my kid I’m not packing her lunch box properly,” the girl’s mother told CJ. “I pack her lunchbox according to what she eats. It always consists of a fruit. It never consists of a vegetable. She eats vegetables at home because I have to watch her because she doesn’t really care for vegetables.”  When the girl came home with her lunch untouched, her mother wanted to know what she ate instead. Three chicken nuggets, the girl answered. Everything else on her cafeteria tray went to waste.

You can read the full story here.  Once again, we see the FDA crime fighters on the job!  Thank goodness they were there to ensure the chicken nuggets were ate as opposed to the parent-made turkey and cheese sandwich.  We really have people employed to check children’s lunches?  Really?  We have people employed to second guess the parents and how to best handle the nutritional needs of their children.  We have people employed to tell our children how messed up their parents are. 

It’s difficult to properly express the outrage and sorrow over these events.  We’ve become such a nanny state that we can no longer make decisions about our food intake for ourselves.  While it is true that raw (unpasteurized) milk may be a bit riskier than pasteurized, I really have no desire to tell sentient beings what they can and can not choose to eat or drink.  Nor do I wish to drive self sufficient farmers out of business.  And I damn sure don’t want to be telling other parents the proper way to feed their children.  Having been a parent of two beautiful girls, I understand the challenges of getting them to eat properly, especially when you’re not there to supervise.  I am also fully aware that many of these nanny state totalitarians never raised any child.  And, if they had, it’s highly likely they raised an entirely dysfunctional child; raised with the belief the state can make better choices for you and yours than you can.  We are raising children who will never understand, and will certainly not be taught, the concepts of individual liberty and freedom.  I weep and mourn for my country.

There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always—do not forget this, Winston—always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.

—Part III, Chapter III, Nineteen Eighty-Four

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14 Responses to Really? The FDA, Keeping Us Safe…….

  1. Latitude says:

    The organic farmers down here have figured out some work around for that…
    …I’ll make a few phone calls and see what I can find out

    Goat milk is usually sold “raw”, I wonder how they do it?

    Wasn’t there something about people trying to ban circumcision in California recently?
    Because they said it was healthier to not have it done?

    This is going to be a hoot, first they are after the Catholics…
    …just wait until they go after the Jews and tell them no more bris parties

    • suyts says:

      It’s fkng insane!

      Damn, I hate totalitarians! Who thought it was a good idea to hire some moron to go through our childrens’ lunch sacks? Who thought we’d use the interstate commerce clause to inhibit our choices? Are we going towards bootlegging milk? WFT? Stupid, vile creatures.

  2. DaveG says:

    The USA is becoming more totalitarian and thuggish with every successive government. Freedom is simply a an empty useful word of convenience For these power/ control hungry people.
    We should have less rules and regulation the country would prosper.
    How about a department of deregulation that by mandate must clear out 10 000 or a 100 000 old rules and forbid 10 000 new useless /expensive/ intrusive rules every year.
    Now that would be progress!!!!!

  3. You really gotta look out for those Amish farmers selling raw milk. And don’t even think about putting chocolate pudding in your kids lunch, you bunch of lawless, backwards, uneducated, unwashed commoners.

    /SARC/

  4. The problem with heating milk is it kills vital nutrition that not only is good for you but it damages enzymes that help your body digest the milk. Two birds killed with one stone. But Americans are afraid of just about anything. So heat the hell out of the milk. For the love of God, don’t drink it raw! And don’t even get me started on the irrational American fear of butter and lard!

    • suyts says:

      No doubt. Some of us rational people understand that processed stuff isn’t necessarily good for you. Don’t we have something better to do than to worry about what an Amish farmer is selling?

      When my dad retired, he bought my maternal grandparents home. We didn’t have a lot of land, but we grew a considerable garden and had lots of poultry. Chickens, turkey, geese, ducks…… funny, we were “free range” before anyone ever heard of “free range”…..

  5. “His persistence prompted a 5 a.m. visit from the feds to catch him in the act of selling the product across state lines which is illegal.”

    So the dairy industry lobby would be behind such a ridiculous law?

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