Tom Vilsack as USDA head... WTH???

I don't have tv... I say this because there is SO much crap out there that I want to keep clear of. But when I see things that I didn't know be used against me... like this. It makes me angry. Seriously? The president I voted for appointed a money grubbing poison toter as my head of Federal Food Regulations???? I am a bit taken aback right now. No, wait. A lot taken aback. I have a hollow feeling in the pit of my stomach that very soon they are going to start attacking the things I hold most dear. My friend Patti put it best here:

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In the not-so-distant-future, there is a knock on my front door.
"Hello. May I help you?"

"Uh, Yes 'ma'am. We're here on behalf of the zoning commission. It's in regards to your garden."

"What about my garden?"

"We understand that it is an organic garden, is that correct?"

"Why, Yes it is."

"And you plan on feeding your family and perhaps a few friends and neighbors with this organic food; is that correct?"

"Yes, of course. Is that a problem? What is the meaning of this?"

"Ma'am, you are in direct violation of zoning code HR5467-33.463 and 1/2 which clearly states on page 345, paragraph 7, sentence 4 that 'no private citizen will produce, preserve, distribute or consume food without direct and decisive permission, authorization and regulation from thus mentioned board as well as the USDA, CIA, FBI, GMO Seeds, Inc. and, of course, da' man'. It's all right here, ma'am, in black and white.

"This is ridiculous! It's a garden, for Christ's sake!"

"Ma'am, you will have to come with us, ma'am..."

"Please! I'm sorry! I was just trying to grow cheap, healthy, real food for my family! There are only a few chickens! We just needed the eggs..."

"Chickens? Did you say you have chickens on these premises? Agent Terry, you had better call and get us back up..."
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Frankly, I have a rock in my stomach... and I really really hope this doesn't go the way it seems to be. I don't know what else to say.

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5 comments

Katie said...

Ugh, that is truly disturbing, hopefully it won't come to that.

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Oh gosh. I hope not. But Monsanto has already attacked small farms across America... who knows what it will come to.

Val

Shari said...

I have not heard of this. It seems that this government is a bit off still. I am disapointed that there are some things being done that show that big business still has a hold on the decisions that are being made in our nations capital.

I wonder if there is something to be done at the state level. It is much more accessable than federal. Even local laws can be inacted to counter the decisions that affect our lives.

It is not good to sit and wait. Look into it and be active.

Samurai Mom said...

Sadly, this administration is not about freedom or choice it is about control and making us do what THEY think is best. I feel sorry for the people who voted for this administration because they didn't know what they were getting themselves into.

Catalina said...

Yeah, this has already happened to me.
Without warning, they didn't send a letter or call or anything, the police came into my home while I was at work and took my pet hens.
They live on a friend's farm now.
But it makes me sooo mad!
People can have huge dogs and not take care of them, but I can't have 4 small pampered chickens?

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