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Food Truth and Freedom

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FOOD TRUTH and FREEDOM is the outgrowth of my old blog which was on WordPress until last week.  That blog was shut down (by me) because I was being spied on by chemical companies in the name of “marketing and PR.” 

They monitor all social media:  Facebook, Twitter, blogs and anything they can get their hands on.  It is entirely legal for them to do so.

Our rights are being taken away every day by corporate America.  Two years ago the Supreme Court wiped out a century’s worth of laws which forbade corporate influence in government.  “Citizens United”  gave personhood status to corporations in effect saying the have the same Constitutional rights as humans.  It declared them ‘people,’ and ‘money’ to be an expression of Free Speech. This gave corporate America the edge in the political arena allowing it to freely spend millions for the election of our lawmakers.  In truth, this made corporations part of our government.  This is wrong.

Watch Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont explain about Citizen’s United:

 

Where does food come into this?  Everyday throughout the millions of retail establishments that sell food, (grocery stores to restaurants) the government and large corporations are telling us what we can and cannot eat.

Despite the growing public outcry, in many places in the United States it is illegal: 

  • For a farmer to sell unpasteurized milk from his cows or goats.
  • To make or sell unpasteurized milk products unless you have a license to operate an inspected dairy
  • To slaughter your own meat from your own animals on your own property, even though this is done in conditions which are cleaner than state regulations require.
  • Transport unpasteurized (raw) milk across state lines.

The government-run agencies:  FDA, USDA, EPA  and others tell food companies what they are allowed to use in and on their food.  Sounds good and protective?  Not so fast. It is a commonly known fact that these agencies are rife with inadequacy, inefficiency, outside influence from corporate interests, incomplete and biased test data  and, of course, under-manning.  The idea is good and may have been at one time – long ago. Now it’s stuck in overzealous bureaucratic red tape and political influence.   

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Author: B T Hylle

Humanitarian, environmental and food activist, blogging on current societal issues. My blogs cover what's in our food and how it affects our health; the effects of our seemingly small actions regarding chemical and pesticide use in and around our homes and its impact on our Earth.

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