The Civil Rights Movement of Our TimeHealthy Living
America is at war. This war is not being waged in the streets of Baghdad or the mountains of Afghanistan.
This war is being waged against the small farms of America by the Executive Branch of the US Government, specifically the USDA and the FDA.
Recall the recent illegal raid on the Rawsome Club in California (guns drawn on unarmed citizens) and the Gestapo like seizure of thousands of pounds of cheese from Morningland Dairy and Estrella Creamery. Neither Morningland nor Estrella’s products have ever sickened anyone and the testing procedures used to support this “guilty until proven innocent” search and seizure are dubious and unscientific!
Most small farms targeted for persecution are unable to withstand the financial pressure from such a raid and go out of business.
These types of raids are increasing across the country and they MUST BE STOPPED. The only way to do so is with money and public opinion. If these farms can muster the financial support to have their day in court, THEY WILL WIN just like Michael Schmidt did in Canada. The law is on their side, but they are small and defenseless and need our support.
Dear readers, I am asking you today to donate $5 to each of the two farms recently raided: Morningland Dairy and Estrella Creamery. You can do this by clicking on each pledgie widget just below. All we need is to have 50,000 people donate $5 and the legal expenses of these farms will be covered.
I am also asking that you join the new Farm Raid Fund along with me for any future raids on small farms that occur in the coming weeks and months. By joining the Farm Raid Fund, you pledge to donate $5 to each farm that is raided. The goal is to get 50,000 members as quickly as possible.
$5 is such a trivial amount of money, but with all of us giving together it has the potential to have a tremendous impact on this New Civil War in America: The Right to Choose Healthy Food from the Farm of Our Choice.
Below is the trailer for the new documentary Farmageddon. Let’s all pull together so that the frightening reality painted by this film is never allowed to come to fruition.
For even more information on this disturbing trend in the Local Food Movement, see Nourished Kitchen, Cheeseslave, Kelly the Kitchen Kop, Food Renegade, Hartke is Online, and Agriculture Society which will all be posting blogs on this very subject for a Friday, November 19, 2010 media blitz.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
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