What Will the Government Try To Regulate Next??

Lubbock, Texas
December 23, 2008 7:04am CST
I usually stay away from this type of discussions but I was so outraged by this report that I've just got to say something. http://www.newswithviews.com/BeritKjos/kjos98.htm Please read the whole report. It seems a SWAT team in Ohio raided a food co-op with a suspicious looking warrant and spent the day harassing the family while they rifled through not only the co op food supply but the personal belongings of the family. They ended up confiscating ALL the food including the family's supply intended to last them until the next growing season, and some other personal items including computers. No charges were filed, and they weren't told what they had done wrong. This just makes my blood boil. Food Co-ops have been around 30 years or more and are a way for families to buy organic foods at a reasonable price as well as support local organic farmers. Now the Government is trying to dry up the food supply if it isn't produced by big commercial farms and doesn't adhere to the Governments inferior standards. I say inferior because at least 10% of the meat sold in big box stores is tainted, but it passes FDA inspection. What do you think of Government intervention? Where will it go next? They've already taken away our right to alternative medical treatment unless the professional also has a medical degree, they're in the process of aligning with Codex to have one world standard for supplements and vitamins (which standard is so low in potency that the supplements can't possibly do any good), what next???
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@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
Abuse of power is always a danger and this is the theme of so many movies and books. Rambo rebelled against the high-handedness of the sheriff and I sometimes wish that were done more often. cheers!!
• United States
23 Dec 08
I am fuming! How is it any of the governments business that people want to eat foods that are good for them, or take medicinal herbs instead of filling their bodies with chemicals? They are always doing studies about obesity, and health issues, saying we are an unhealthy people, and then turn around and do something like this. I think my blood pressure shot through the top of my head when I read this article. My mind is spinning, and I can't even come up with words right now. I am fuming!
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• Lubbock, Texas
23 Dec 08
Yep! That's pretty much how I feel. I thought I got mad when I read about the Codex Standards, but this is even worse.
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• United States
23 Dec 08
They took people's food supply, for pete's sake! No explanation or anything! That is wrong, wrong, wrong!
• United States
2 Jan 09
Thanks for the BR*S*
@peavey (16906)
• United States
28 Dec 08
That's very strange and certainly something to be wary of. I wonder if they could sue the government or the individuals? It sounds as if their rights were violated. l I thought individual states controlled those types of food regulations. I know it's illegal in some states to sell (or buy) raw milk, but not in all. The question is, what can we do about it?