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Tom Coburn is a Big Fat Jerk


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Thursday, February 17, 2005

Tyson wins Round One

There's a lot going on, I know, but I'm buried in meetings and grading and spring and reading about GM and the fluid genome and all kinds of things.

I couldn't let the following pass without comment, however. It isn't as dramatic as Gonzales or Gannon in his undies sneaking into the WH. But it affects all of us just the same.

An email from Robert Waldrop, the founder and president of Oklahoma Foods, a direct from producer to customer coop. Ok Foods creates a bridge between customers and the many ranchers and farmers in this area who follow organic and humane practices in their work.

Three inspectors from the Food Safety Division of the Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry showed up with copies of a new state law governing direct sales of poultry from farmers to the public. They claimed the law was passed by the last session of the legislature, and looking at the text, it seems to me that it was specifically crafted to keep our producer members from selling poultry direct to our customer members.

Jackasses. Yet another way to shut down small producers and family farms.

2 Comments:

At 7:45 AM, Blogger M.T. Daffenberg said...

Jackasses isn't strong enough.

The incident you cited reminds me of the cattle industry people trying to sue Oprah over her show on Mad Cow. As Ice-T said, "Freedom of speech, just watch what you say."

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Cookie said...

Yes, it's exactly the same thing. Exactly!

 

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