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U.S Feds raids organic farms, stores. Guns drawn.

"Put the yogurt down and slowly step away from the nuts"


Thanks to bill HR 875, HR 2749 and HR 759 all organic farms and gardens (including personal backyard gardens) will become illegal as they are in direct competition with large corporate farms and profits.

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"Put the yogurt down and slowly step away from the nuts"


Thanks to bill HR 875, HR 2749 and HR 759 all organic farms and gardens (including personal backyard gardens) will become illegal as they are in direct competition with large corporate farms and profits.

Maybe Aussie Lisa should start a referendum in Switzerland,before someone does harm theme self with a home growen cucumber
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Re: U.S Feds raids organic farms, stores. Guns drawn.

stop being such a hippy. who cares about small farms anyways?
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Re: U.S Feds raids organic farms, stores. Guns drawn.

I am sad to say that I really believe it. Corporations have taken
control of America. It doesn't matter who you elect to Congress
because these corporations control every point in your life.
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Re: U.S Feds raids organic farms, stores. Guns drawn.

Doesn't surprise me in a country where they wear rubber gloves to handle food.
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Doesn't surprise me in a country where they wear rubber gloves to handle food.
are you saying you prefer when the kebap shop guy spices your kebap with franc and rappen flavoring?
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Internet propaganda, not true.
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Doesn't surprise me in a country where they wear rubber gloves to handle food.
Better then a Migross worker here, who I saw handling cheese with an oozing cut after he had just handled raw meat.
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http://www.factcheck.org/askfactchec...ress_make.html
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are you saying you prefer when the kebap shop guy spices your kebap with franc and rappen flavoring?
Talking from experience. If food doesn't taste like money, they ain't doing it right.

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Internet propaganda, not true.

As far as the "backyard gardening" is concerned yes, unless you share or sell to a co-op. But as far as the "small farms" are concerned, these bills do have the language that will put them to an end. And the feds raiding organic farms is not propaganda.
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Better then a Migross worker here, who I saw handling cheese with an oozing cut after he had just handled raw meat.
Not bad !yea not bad at all. Now all you have to find a way to BBQ chess which taste like a 'T' bone steak
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Re: U.S Feds raids organic farms, stores. Guns drawn.

Looking at how big the agribusiness is, and just how strategic food has become - just witness the whole furore over futures trading of agricultural contracts by financial investors / speculators - it doesn't surprise me a bit that some major player (e.g. Cargill, ADM, etc) will want to try to corner the market, thanks to some well-placed lobbying and arms-in-arms with some global retail powerhouse (Wal-Mart, Tesco, Carrefour come to mind).

Big corps already started this trend when they mapped the genome of certain fruit trees - and planned to force the farmers to pay royalties from the trees which had been planted *before* the genome mapping, or else have the plants destroyed.

In Africa (Senegal) a client has pointed out that most of the good arable land is in the hand of corporations, villagers are left with the worst plots. If they want more/better food they need to buy it at the supermarket :-/

Arable land is now considered an "alternative investment", along with water (and soon, clean air? ). Do you really think "they" want you to be able to enjoy the fruits of nature for free (as an individual) or to create an alternative market which offers the same (or better) products, maybe even - God forbid! - at the same or better price?

My mother in law, who lives (and farms) in central Italy was recalling the days were every family owned a cow, pigs, sheep and would barter meat, eggs, or whatever for other necessities with the local stores.
But Now? Finito, verboten, gone or else the long arm of the law kicks the living sh*t out of you. The red tape (and taxes) virtually wiped out farming from the area. Most families now buy their meats from the butcher, stuff that has been processed by some factory somewhere else. Same for the vegetables.
Need food? Go to the minimarket and buy industrial.

I know for sure just how many vegs I don't have to buy because I grow my own. I'd be curious to try to calculate how much I do *not* contribute to Coop, Migros et al's revenue. I'm just waiting for the day someone is going to visit my garden and force me to apply for some kind of "growing licence" and/or tax me on the basis of how big my plot is.

Jeez, funny how these threads really get my blood cooking....

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Looking at how big the agribusiness is, and just how strategic food has become - just witness the whole furore over futures trading of agricultural contracts by financial investors / speculators - it doesn't surprise me a bit that some major player (e.g. Cargill, ADM, etc) will want to try to corner the market, thanks to some well-placed lobbying and arms-in-arms with some global retail powerhouse (Wal-Mart, Tesco, Carrefour come to mind).

Big corps already started this trend when they mapped the genome of certain fruit trees - and planned to force the farmers to pay royalties from the trees which had been planted *before* the genome mapping, or else have the plants destroyed.

In Africa (Senegal) a client has pointed out that most of the good arable land is in the hand of corporations, villagers are left with the worst plots. If they want more/better food they need to buy it at the supermarket :-/

Arable land is now considered an "alternative investment", along with water (and soon, clean air? ). Do you really think "they" want you to be able to enjoy the fruits of nature for free (as an individual) or to create an alternative market which offers the same (or better) products, maybe even - God forbid! - at the same or better price?

My mother in law, who lives (and farms) in central Italy was recalling the days were every family owned a cow, pigs, sheep and would barter meat, eggs, or whatever for other necessities with the local stores.
But Now? Finito, verboten, gone or else the long arm of the law kicks the living sh*t out of you. The red tape (and taxes) virtually wiped out farming from the area. Most families now buy their meats from the butcher, stuff that has been processed by some factory somewhere else. Same for the vegetables.
Need food? Go to the minimarket and buy industrial.

I know for sure just how many vegs I don't have to buy because I grow my own. I'd be curious to try to calculate how much I do *not* contribute to Coop, Migros et al's revenue. I'm just waiting for the day someone is going to visit my garden and force me to apply for some kind of "growing licence" and/or tax me on the basis of how big my plot is.

Jeez, funny how these threads really get my blood cooking....

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