Monday, March 30, 2009

Problems with our food supply or just Pissed Off Stachios?

A nation wide recall of pistachios from California. No one has been sickened as of yet according to ABC News, but the recall is due to Salmonella contamination that turned up in tests by Kraft Foods. See N.Y Times article. They are telling us not to eat pistachios but not to throw them away either. Pistachios have a long shelf life and they hope to be able to identify the contaminated batches.
Our federal government has a plan, H.R. 875, but watch this short video from Free Speech T.V.
The FSTV reporter says the bill contains regulations that criminalize all aspects of organic farming by listing them as sources of seed contamination. Penalties are up to 500-thousand dollars.
I failed to mention Senate bill 425.
It doesn't sound like a good plan and we have less than two weeks to stop it. With stories like these grabbing the headlines, people might be willing to forgo their freedoms for safety.

1 comment:

Tom Sebourn said...

I just couldn't help that headline.
My other one was "Feds in the greenhouse? Are they Nuts?".
I have to admit, I ran into some Rocky and Bullwinkle the other night on one of the internets.
That was one twisted cartoon.
Borris and Nitasha, Moose and Squirrl and that announcer dude with all of the cliff hainging teaser lines going into Fractured Fairy Tales.
About that bill H.R. 875, talk to your local farmer about this and get the word out. Call Mike Thompson:
231 Cannon Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3311
Fax: (202) 225-4335

1040 Main Street, Suite 101
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 226-9898
Fax: (707) 251-9800