Archive for the ‘Food Totalitarianism’ Category

Mmmmmm, USDA Ammonia Burger

Saturday, February 4, 2012 13:46 2 Comments

Not everything Jamie Oliver does has a libertarian touch, however, I like a lot of what his “Food Revolution” is doing to educate and empower individuals in terms of eating real food and ditching the chemical slop being turned out by the corporate-socialist food machine. Although Oliver often appeals to government to help drive the [...]

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Government Nutrition Mandates

Saturday, February 4, 2012 12:20 No Comments

A short while ago, I wrote about the government’s decision to categorize pizza as a “vegetable” so that it could stay on track to enable the profits of the Industrial Food Machine. Now comes this article from the Wall Street Journal: “Schools Told to Lighten Up Lunches: New Rules for Federally Subsidized Meals Set Limits [...]

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Confiscate Your Guns? How About Confiscating Your Food?

Saturday, December 10, 2011 19:26 2 Comments

As much as many folks understand the real aim of the government’s war on guns, less is known about the government’s war on preparedness. Survivalists, off-the-grid folks, gun “nuts”, and now, preppers who are determined to stay self-sufficient (and alive and crime-free) in times of hardship are being openly targeted by the feds. …federal agents [...]

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FDA’s Budget Hike to Keep You Safe

Sunday, September 18, 2011 17:48 3 Comments

Here’s a small note about the FDA that hasn’t received too much attention in the news: Senate Appropriators Pass $50M FDA Budget Increase, Mainly For Food Law. The Senate appropriations panel cleared the fiscal 2012 FDA budget bill late Wednesday (Sept. 7) to boost FDA funding by $50 million beyond this year’s level, with the bulk [...]

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Civil Disobedience on a Plate

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 21:00 1 Comment

These stories circulating about culinary raves are becoming more prevalent. In fact, the New York Times did a good story back in April. Instead of the old dance-and-drug-type rave, these are raves where foodies gather to craft, sell, talk about, and share their food in underground farmer’s markets, away from all of the bureaucracy and [...]

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Raw Milk Unfreedom and FDA Propaganda

Sunday, July 24, 2011 17:27 2 Comments

On the raw milk front, Dairyherd.com has some interesting survey results on comparative raw milk regulations on a state-by-state basis. To summarize, thirty states allow consumers to transact with raw milk producers while twenty states prohibit that act of freedom. And don’t forget that federal laws prevent the sale of any raw milk, from anywhere, [...]

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Raw Milk: Public Enemy #1

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 6:49 1 Comment

Ban the unhealthy. Except who decides what is “unhealthy” for you, me, or anyone? Why, the government and its assorted cadre of experts who are source of truth for what is or isn’t “healthy.” Here’s a scientist who is an editor for RealClearScience in an article he published for CNN: Consuming a diet loaded with fat [...]

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No Freedom of Food

Saturday, June 11, 2011 17:49 3 Comments

SWAT-style raids upon small, family farms are being conducted by the FDA, USDA, FBI, and other government terrorist organizations in the name of “protecting the public” from the “evils” of sustainable eco-agriculture as practiced by farmers who give a damn about the quality of food they make and sell to willing consumers who covet their [...]

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The Amish Hate Us For Our Pasteurized Milk

Saturday, June 11, 2011 6:57 6 Comments

The government’s war on raw milk is not only a war on freedom, but it is also a jihad against that old-fashioned (and very obsolete) notion that your health is your responsibility. The state does not want its subjects to be self-sufficient, self-educated, and gaining power through knowledge. Because knowledge is power – the power [...]

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A Zillion Page Document to Bake and Sell a Cookie

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 21:11 3 Comments

Due to the exponentially increasing popularity of artisan, small-batch foods, governments everywhere had to react quickly to control these horrifying and hazardous-to-our-health voluntary market transactions that were taking place everywhere. Michigan, for instance, is a state where wonderful and unique artisan and local products are easily obtained – there’s Detroit Eastern Market, the zillions of [...]

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