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Sunday, May 23, 2010

 
We Are The Priests, Of The Dairy Farms Of Syrinx

The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler is shocked that the Food and Drug Administration says there's no inherent right to food choice.

Well now, isn't the FDA's very existence based on that assumption?

The story (emphasis in original):

The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), an organization whose mission includes “defending the rights and broadening the freedoms of family farms and protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient dense foods”, recently filed a lawsuit against the FDA for its ban on interstate sales of raw milk. The suit alleges that such a restriction is a direct violation of the United States Constitution...The FDA essentially believes that nobody has the right to choose what to eat or drink. You are only “allowed” to eat or drink what the FDA gives you permission to.

Yes, the claim is being reported accurately. Page 25 of the Iowa District Court's dismissal of the plaintiff's case against the FDA says in black and white: "There is No Right to Consume or Feed Children Any Particular Food."

Going back to the article...the author goes on to explain that there is no genuine safety issue here - raw milk causes fewer illnesses than pasteurized. Rather, he perceives this to be a nod to raw milk's competition, the major dairy producers. Read the whole thing.

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