Hysteria or Tyranny? Surfing the Web
For centuries, likely millennium, humans have been consuming raw milk. Raw milk, today, is that which has not undergone a pasteurization process that removes potential harmful pathogenic microbes; diseases such as tuberculosis and diphtheria as well as harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella. Due to such risks involved, government regulations now require that raw milk be labeled as such.
Minnesota’s Department of Agriculture (MDA) has now threatened several mothers who sell raw milk to local consumers, and conducted investigations against them warning that they may face criminal charges and prosecution. The MDA alleges the mothers are violating food-handling regulations. In addition - to the band of local mothers - MDA has brought charges against two local farmers for supplying their communities with fresh foods. Locals state it is their “right to contract with a local farmer for the food of their choice, just as it is the right of every American.” The government charges are handling food without a permit, mislabeling foods and handling unprocessed, fresh milk which is a crime according to the MDA. The locals complain the MDA is using aggressive means to take their chosen source of food as well as livelihood.
In Los Angeles County, health enforcers have conducted door-to-door raw milk confiscation, threatening to confiscate legally-purchased raw milk. One consumer added that she was called by a representative from the San Diego health department wanting a list of all their buyer’s club members, along with their names and addresses. Neither the individual nor the San Diego health official’s names are published in these articles appearing in Natural News.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has secretly destroyed a beekeeper’s bees and 15 years of research that proved Monsanto’s Roundup kills bees, according to an article published by Jonathan Benson of Natural News. An Illinois beekeeper with more than a decade’s worth of expertise about how to successfully raise organic, chemical-free bees is now a victim of “government tyranny”. According to the Prairie Advocate, Terrence Ingram of Apple River, Ill, owner of Apple Creek Apiaries, recently had his bees and beehives “stolen” from him by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDofA) as well as more than 15 years’ worth of research that proved Monsanto’s Roundup to be the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The IDofA destroyed his hives and research before a hearing could be scheduled, or a search warrant issued.
According to a research article by Craig Stellpflug “Arsenic in your chicken: Guess who is defending its use?” Quotes Dr. Michael Gregor, MD and the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (as) there are “alarmingly high levels of arsenic contamination in the flesh of “broiler chickens”, exceeding the EPA upper limit for arsenic in water by 6-9 times. The source is believed to be the Pfizer drug Roxarsone that is found in chicken and pig feed along with the resulting fertilizer. The European Union banned Roxarsone in 1999 recognizing the public health risks of the drug.
Pfizer’s stand is that Roxarsone contains harmless organic arsenic. But scientific evidence suggests that the industry’s arsenic transforms into inorganic arsenic and ends up in human tissue.
Other elements found in the feathers of chickens are the antihistamine Benadryl, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), the antidepressant Prozac, and caffeine. Also found is the super-bug-causing, illegal class of antibiotics, called fluoroquinolones. Excessive use of antibiotics in agriculture food is causing alarm that a “super bug” may develop by causing resistance to effective antibiotics.
The U.S. Department of Justice is going after small farmers under the post-911 “Bank Secrecy Act”, which makes it a crime to deposit less than $10,000.00 when you earn more than that. This particular issue impacted Randy Sowers, of the South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, Maryland. He told Frederick News (that) because of the monumental required paperwork that accompanies compliance with the Act, they simply structured their deposits. However – “structuring” is also a federal criminal offense by splitting up bank deposits so as to keep them under a threshold such as $10,000.00 above which banks have to report transactions to the government.
Finally, “City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, destroys woman’s edible landscaping with over 100 varieties of medicinal plants,” by Ethan Huff Natural News, June 20, 2012. According to information made available for this column, the City of Tulsa code enforcement officials came to the home of Denise Morrison and destroyed her entire edible garden. She was in full compliance with local laws concerning her garden. KOTV NewsOn6.com broke the story explaining a situation that is becoming disturbingly common in America today. In her garden were strawberries, stevia, mint, apple, walnut and pecan trees to name a few items each having a specific purpose in her life either for nourishment, or for the prevention/treatment of various diseases. Ms. Morrison is unemployed and relied on her own food source. She suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis.
After calling the police, she was issued a citation and a postponed hearing. However before the hearing could take place, code enforcement officials, in violation of a court order, arrived at Denise’s house and forcefully moved every plant from both her front and back yard. A civil rights lawsuit has been filed.