Daily Archives: May 8, 2011

American FDA claims power to seize food without requiring evidence of contamination

From Rady Ananda on Activist Post:

"Food Police" could be a popular career choice in the future, for those with a thuggish disposition. We can't ALL become prison guards, now, can we. Photo montage from Dees illustration.com

“A few hours ago, the Food and Drug Administration declared it no longer needs credible evidence to seize food that may be contaminated. Ignoring the Fourth Amendment entirely, the FDA claims that based on mere suspicion that a food product has been contaminated or mislabeled, and that serious illness or death will result, it can hold the food for 30 days while it then looks for evidence. It claims this power under the Food Safety Modernization Act, which President Monsanto, I mean, Obama, signed in January. Continue reading

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More from Saturday’s third annual raw milk symposium in Minnesota

from Michael Schmidt:

The arts and agriculture intersect at Minnesota raw milk symposium yesterday.

In the photo above Michael Schmidt is posing with respected raw milk author David Gumpert and painter Lynn Maderich. In the background is the oil painting Lynn made featuring some North American raw milk rebels.  Continue reading

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