Daily Archives: February 21, 2012

Vernon Herschberger v. DATCP raw milk fight goes nationwide — Rally is planned at the State Capitol, Mar 1, 2

From Richard S. Gubbe, in the Rock River Times:

Vernon Herschberger with raw milk fans. From Proverbs 31 blog. Click image to go there.

“Vernon Hershberger had a big week last week as his fight for small-farming independence has gained national attention. His schedule this week is packed, while the fight for raw milk supporters will reach the State Capitol building with a rally Feb. 22. Continue reading

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Rights workshop to teach farmers how to respond to attacks by government

From David E. Gumpert, on the Complete Patient blog:

Constitutional expert Michael Badnarik, who will be speaking at the special Rights Workshop in Wisconsin March 1. Photo via The Complete Patient blog.

“Farmers and food club managers who come under attack by government enforcers are often at a loss about what to do next.

Will they invite government retribution if they try to publicize what has happened?

What do they tell food club members?

Should they hire a lawyer or represent themselves?

Should they comply with what the regulators are demanding, or resist?

What protections do they have under the law, and under the U.S. Constitution? Continue reading

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Test tube burger ready later this year

From Fiona Macrae on the Daily Mail Online:

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The world’s first test-tube burger will be ready to eat within months.

It will look, feel and, it is hoped, taste, like a regular quarter-pounder, its creator Mark Post told the world’s premier science conference. Continue reading

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Food company decides to “go humane” — new business “niche” for farmers?

From Helene York at Civil Eats:

“I manage supply chains for Bon Appétit Management Company, which is another way of saying that my job is to think about chicken and pork. Not just the meat, but the lives of the animals themselves. I suspect there are few other non-meat-eaters whose corporate roles require them to think about farm animals as much as mine does.

But thinking about production systems and negotiating with suppliers can only go so far. Today, we’re saying that we’re fed up. Bon Appétit Management Company today announced that by 2015 all our pork will be sourced from companies that don’t use gestation stalls–the densely packed metal cages that imprison pregnant sows in spaces so tight they can’t even turn around. Imagine hundreds of 200-pound dogs confined that way all day, every day, and it should be easy to understand why this system is so egregious. Continue reading

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