Forbidden fruit (and vegetables)
March 2, 2008 3:50pm CST
I read the article here http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/01/opinion/01hedin.html?em&ex=1204606800&en=dd5832c47ea07bc0&ei=5087%0A with huge sadness. If true, and why shouldn't it be, the US Government is actually working against the wishes of so many ordinary people to raise their families in a wholesome and natural way. The article makes me weep for the development of agriculture.
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• United States
3 Mar 08
I read the article and this is so sad. There is a need to allow the local growing of our fruits and veggies. What we need to do is get to writing our state reps and congressmen to let them know how we feel about these kids of farm bills. They were good to help the farmers at one time but they are out of date now. If those rep were inundated with letters and phone calls it could change these bills.
• United States
2 Mar 08
First of all, I would like to thank you post starting this post. I had no idea the US Government was working to discourage local producers for meeting its local demands. Before I read this article, I did know that the United States government was buying food from certain farmers ( I do not know all the details) and it was putting certain farmers at a disadvantage. I have also heard the US government actually pays some farmers not to produce or farm their lands or even if they have, they were allowed to use only a small portion of it, because of food prices or something like that. I am not sure of all the details, but all I know is that sometimes when the US Government thinks it is helping disadvantaged farmers, it is really not. -Feel Free to Disagree!