Potlucks bite the dust: ‘Food safety’ shows its true colors « Food Freedom
By Steve GreenP.J. Huffstutter is one of the few journalists in the country paying close attention to the rising tide of “food safety” laws. In a recent article, “Raw food raid raises questions over existing milk laws — and the safety of potlucks,” she appreciates how serious – and odd – things are becoming. On top of discussing the recent spate of raw food raids, she also tells us that “concerns over food safety” by Wyoming’s Teton County public health department led “to a ban on public potlucks.”
People respond to the words “food safety” as the government’s sincere concern for health, not noticing that the FDA recently asserted in court that the public has “no generalized right to bodily and physical health.”
What is going on?
Perhaps it might help for people to know that the FDA’s “food safety” division is being run by Monsanto, an almost universally reviled corporation for its assaults on farmers, its lies and lies, its corruption (inspiring an international movie), and for being at the bottom of the barrel of corporations in terms of ethics. Yet the Monsanto connection to “food safety” is being downplayed. Michael Taylor, former Monsanto VP, now oversees all the FDA’s food and nutrition programs. He is expected to run the giant centralized agency that S 510 (now in the Senate), would create.
Central to the FDA’s “food safety” campaign is criminalizing raw milk. By declaring it a threat to human health, the FDA bolsters local raids (with weapons drawn) on private raw food collectives, claiming control over locally produced food, including church fundraisers and, as we now see, potlucks.
Big Food, through corporate media and its agents in key positions in government, is doing what it can to generate public fear of natural, unprocessed food — its direct competition. Danger from raw milk is the prime example, where the media amplifies the fear people have over deaths from raw meat. ….