Westminster Farmers' Market

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Save a Goat Ride Your Senator (with letters e-mails and phone calls)

  The time to support local food against federal government sprawl is now. If we don't take action, they will legislate local food right off your plate. 

 Please read this excellent blog piece, by Pat Stewart, one of our grower/venders. :

Hello,


This is a scary time for those of us who value locally raised food, raising livestock and promoting sustainable agriculture. While the National Animal Identification
System is being retooled, its successor
has yet to be seen. But while we wait
for that word, and while groups and individuals work with the developers to
craft this new program, a larger specter looms on the horizon.

   Here is the rest of it.

 
 

When is Certified Organic, not Organic?

  When a large corporation, in my opinion markets the product.

 

  Newman's own is among three companies that are under investigation, following complaints by The Cornucopia Institute, a watchdog group. Read about it in a CBS article:

 

http://wcbstv.com/business/organic.labeling.cornucopia.2.1660070.html

 

  If USDA can't handle regulating The National Organic Program, what is going to happen if S.510 passes, and FDA is in charge of food safety?

  I guess more sales for Kraft, Dean Foods, and Monsanto.

 

 

 
 

Michelle Obama's Garden

Michelle Obama has a larger garden this year. Read about it in "The Christian Science Monitor":

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Gardening/2010/0401/Michelle-Obama-expands-the-White-House-garden

  Will This White House support small scale agriculture? Or are they going to turn local food regulation over to FDA? Follow this link to "S. 510: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act"

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-510

I think The White House Garden

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