Joined: May 23, 2011
Location: Midlands, South Carolina Zone 7b/8a
Sedgwick Maine recently passed a food sovereignty law - or ordinance. In my opinion this is THE answer to many of our problems; employment, economy, food safety and so on. As for food safety the first thing I hear when discussing this issue is: “There are no inspectors! There are no regulations! It won’t be safe!”
There are inspectors now, there are regulations now, and enough guidelines and requirements to be met to prohibit all but the wealthiest of us from ever selling so much as a batch of cookies – and is it safe? No.
Epidemics of food borne illness have come from large scale suppliers of factory produced food.
I would like to see more communities adopt this same type of ordinance. Frankly I am surprised that Maine has gotten away with it. I would have thought some corporation would have squashed them by now – but if they can do it then can’t more of us give it a shot?
Joined: Nov 28, 2011
Location: SE Wyoming -zone 4
you've come to an important realization, no matter how many regulations, restrictions and laws you have in place there always seems to be that one big incident that gets around these regulations and that is used to pass even further laws and regulations
all of which eventually do NOTHING to protect us but instead violate our every God-given right and liberty that we as a society once held so dearly
sadly, most are not paying as much attention to detail as you and are simply getting scared and allowing that fear to force them into saying the same old, "please, protect me by taking my freedoms" and only putting themselves in a position to be hurt even worse
civil disobedience is one big thing that needs to take place, we are only beginning to see the effect of Civil Disobedience with MJ in the US, though not going far enough to restore personal liberty, this movement is beginning to make a difference
and this is what we NEED to do with food laws and such as food and a healthy diet is far more important than any drug
but more important than the food or the drugs, is the LIBERTY that is being slowly stripped from our citizens and destroying much of what was once good in this world, so besides civil disobedience, we need to get involved in politics and become the change we wish to see.