As the government continues to shut down family farms, your ability to make good food choices diminishes
by: Jonathan Benson
Friday, July 26, 2013
Though much of it flies under the mainstream radar, there is a coordinated effort afoot to completely stamp out all private, small-scale food production in the United States, which means your ability to access the clean, high-quality foods of your choice is rapidly diminishing. In his new book Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights, investigative journalist David E. Gumpert covers this pertinent issue in depth, highlighting the ongoing string of government raids and other oppressive tactics regulators are taking to eliminate your freedom of food choice.
In a chapter entitled Is There Such a Thing as Private Food?, Gumpert paints a grim picture of what America’s harsh regulatory climate has and is doing to family farmers. What used to be a free and open system of private food production and distribution has devolved into a type of corporate food monopoly controlled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and various other nanny state food agencies that have assumed authority over what people can eat.
Many of the cases outlined in this particular chapter have previously been covered here at NaturalNews — the shutdown of Amish raw milk farmer Daniel Allgyer’s Pennsylvania farm; the armed SWAT raid of the Manna Storehouse in Ohio; and the forced closure of the private Underground Market in San Francisco are just a few prominent examples. But each of these independent events represents just a small piece of a much bigger agenda to eliminate the fundamental right to choose one’s own food.