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Sell Unlicensed Food and Go to Jail for 3 Years

Written by Gary North on February 28, 2012

In the land of the free and the home of the brave, don’t mess with the FDA.

Baraboo, WI—Food sovereignty activists from around North America will meet at this tiny town on March 2 to support Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger and food sovereignty. Hershberger, who has a court hearing that day, is charged with four criminal misdemeanors that could land him in prison for three years with fines of over $10,000. The Wisconsin Department of Agricultural Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) targeted Hershberger for supplying a private buying club with fresh milk and other farm products.

DATCP has charged Hershberger with, among other things, operating a retail food establishment without a license. Hershberger repeatedly denies this, citing that he provides foods only to paid members in a private buying club and is not subject to state food regulations. “There is more at stake here than just a farmer and his few customers,” says Hershberger, “this is about the fundamental right of farmers and consumers to engage in peaceful, private, mutually consenting agreements for food, without additional oversight.”

At a pre-court rally scheduled for 11:00 at in front of the Sauk County Courthouse in Baraboo, food rights activists will read and distribute a “Declaration of Food Independence” that asserts inherent rights in food choice. A signing ceremony will be part of the rally. The signers expect the declaration will inspire a growing food sovereignty movement. Speakers at the rally will include members of Hershberger’s club.

Hershberger and other farmers around the country have been and are facing state or federal charges against them for providing fresh foods to wanting customers. In recent months the FDA has conducted several long undercover sting operations and raids against peaceful farmers and buying clubs that have resulted in farms shutting down and consumers without access to their food.

Some things are losing propositions. The screws are being tightened fast on unlicensed food sales. The Food Modernization and Safety Act is now law. You can kiss food freedom goodbye. If you want to know why you should start a garden, read about this law.

Food production has been the target of the New World Order for decades. If the state controls the distribution of food, resistance ends.

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10 thoughts on “Sell Unlicensed Food and Go to Jail for 3 Years

  1. When they control the food and the water were doomed! & what about all the Amish that sell to the public off little farms of their own? Here in Pa its big time and I for one enjoy going there and getting things that are grown organic,

    It’s just one more of the big government arm trying to control how YOU live your life, where you get your news as what stations are allowed to broadcast, which radio stations allowed the same, to control your internet browsing and which sites are allowed to be accessible, how your kids eat and what they eat while in school, where they go to school, what they'll be taught while in school, what meds you'll be able to obtain along with what medical care you'll be able to obtain as per your age and medical condition, and NOW they want to stop local farmers from selling their products to local citizens!!
    Hmmm sounds like I just described communism, right here in America!!
    Bill

  2. Sad but true..

  3. John Stewart says:

    The FDA is just another hand in your pocket. Local grown food is not as apt to go bad as imported food, yet they will tell you different. Things might be better if they did the job they were assigned, instead they would rather pick on the little guy.

  4. Only the Federal Government knows what is good for you ! My azz !!!!

  5. You did describe communism. And yes it is here… It is up to us to stand up to it! Rather than whine about it you need to contact your local and state legislature and tell them to start drawing up the paperwork!

  6. MontanaMEL says:

    Let's see here…

    FIRST…Start a NEW CHURCH…. name it the Holy Food and Spirts Congragation…file you needed tax papers.
    WRITE out your sacraments and holy rites, in detail. How "members" are to plant, grow, and harvest all sorts of food stuffs; then they are to barter, sell, or give away at least 50% of everything grown to "new members" – all of "who" become members by the simple act of partaking of any such food stuffs…without further participation at all…for ever.
    Maintain a church member role, perhaps call it the "local phone book", eh?…

    When FDA moles appear….feed them to the wood chipper so their remains become plant food for the following harvest.

    Dare someone to attack your "church" and it's practices…run for the supreme court… Maybe one of them needs some carrots?

  7. This has the potential to shut down every Farmer's Market, every roadside stand selling sweet corn, every farmer who offers eggs for sale from his farm, all of it. I live in Illinois, and we have all these things everywhere. I have known certain farmers all their lives, and I know they produce vegetables MUCH better than anything you can find in a corporate store. I would NOT want to see my freedom of choice taken from me to buy food from wherever I please. But, then, I'm seeing ALL my freedoms being stripped from me, one by one by one, and there's not a lot of protest from the Useful Idiots. I fear for the future of my country, for the sake of my children and grandchildren! They are NEVER going to know the America I grew up in.

  8. Supreme Court is appointed, not elected, so cannot "run" for it.
    However, I would say "STOP TAKING AWAY OUR RIGHTS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Big Dairy has a big war chest. They own more politweasels and judges than the mob.

  10. They want to force you to eat the GMO food, that is programmed to be part of the NWO's means of eugenics. The food is designed to kill you, without you knowing it. When they control the resources, and shut them down, for the natural, organic, non-GMO food, then they think that you have no other recourse but to eat the food THEY provide, so that they can reduce the population.

    Why do you think that we have had such an increase in obesity, cancer, infertility levels, et al?