"Farmageddon": Government thugs vs. organic farmers
Contraband sheep! Illicit yogurt! A new documentary explores the bureaucratic attack on crunchy farming
By Andrew O'Hehir / Salon / July 8, 2011
... A Vermont family has its entire herd of imported sheep destroyed, thanks to a completely imaginary outbreak of mad-cow disease (which is not known to occur in sheep in the first place, and definitely didn't occur in theirs). Armed agents invade an upstate New York farm to seize a cooler full of raspberry yogurt. An undercover unit breaks up an interstate trafficking ring -- one devoted to bringing USDA-certified raw milk from South Carolina across the line into Georgia. ...
It's a movie which overflows the screen and oozes out the cinema doors into the world to go on and on. An epidemic tidalwave of hysteria-inducing reality showing you that you are just some puny prisoner trapped on a ship of fools bent on going over the falls.
Paula Deen Cited For Chicken Possession
Filed by Joe Satran / Huffington Post / July 5, 2011
Last week, The Huffington Post noted that Paula Deen's backyard hens faced eviction due to zoning violations. A new dispatch from the Savannah Morning News indicates that their expulsion may be moving forward. Deen was apparently cited for her chickens by Chatham County Building Safety and Regulatory Services for their violation of county zoning codes.
The citation came after similar action against neighbors of Deen's, Bill and Jan Lynes, who keep 22 chickens. The Lynes have said that they plan to contest the current zoning laws to keep their chickens. Deen's representatives have remained noncommittal in their response to the citation, saying that Deen will comply with whatever ruling county officials ultimately reach.
Paula Deen cited by Chatham County for having [too many] chickens
By Mary Landers / SavannahNow / July 3, 2011
In fact, before local chickens got their feathers ruffled over zoning there was evidence of a growing urban chicken population here. A talk at Savannah's Earth Day Festival in April focused on how to raise chickens and there have been several tours of local chicken coops. A Facebook page called Savannah Backyard Chickens boasts 121 members. Some hail from within Savannah where it's clearly OK to keep up to five hens (or five mules, cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs and oddly, hamsters, though roosters are verboten) but many others live outside city limits.
Woman Faces Jail Time for Planting Garden in Oak Park, Michigan
Evalynn J. Saeyang / Gather / July 09, 2011
A woman is facing 93 days in jail for planting a garden in front of her Oak Park home. The woman, Julie Bass, decided to plant a garden instead of a lawn after her front yard was ripped apart and underwent sewer repairs. Bass choose to plant numerous vegetables but when the city caught wind of what she had done, they asked her to replace her vegetables with only "suitable" plant material such as lawn, flowers, shrubs.
Julie Bass and her garden on TV: http://youtu.be/LhPAHhwApA4
No food production for you! Just keep eating from supermarkets where you don't know anything about the food except you can see the immense fossil fuel powered vehicles that it shows up in.