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(NaturalNews) There is a food revolution taking hold all over America, whether it is in the form of demanding labeling of GM foods, the right to produce and sell raw milk and other commodities, or - in the case of Sedgwick, Maine - declaring all local food transactions of any kind free and legal.

According to the website FoodRenegade.com, Sedgwick is the first city in the U.S. to free itself from the constraints of federal and state food regulation. Published reports say the town has passed an ordinance that gives its citizens the right "to produce, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing," regulations be damned. The ordinance includes raw milk, meats that are slaughtered locally, all produce and just about anything else you might imagine.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039633_....kMjjBpI


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They'll all be dead within a year.

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Self determination is a bitch isn't it? Someone recently noted.

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Yep, that secession thingy really worked out well for the South, neh?  LOL

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This is a genuine existential dilemma. The FDA and Dept. of Agriculture are failing us, and at the same time corporate agriculture is lying to us as well as poisoning us. My neighbor could be saving the planet and ensuring the health of my neighborhoods children or be as big a threat to health as anything. My local farmers market is healthy and well policed, but it may be an exception and not the norm. How far do you have to look, to know that everyone doesn't do the right thing?

It's not all black and white. Some GMO's are probably good, while some are probably bad. We have been modifying the genetics of organisms for tens of thousands of years. The worst thing about people, is that they pass judgement without knowing all of the facts.


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Not a bad point you make at all. As to Sedgwick's self determination regarding food. I have no problem with it. Raw milk, so what, some people get sick someday, same thing we do with USDA and FDA "approved" suppliers. Recalls, inspections etc.

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In the same spirit I would hope they'd declare all speed limits and such oppressive outside requirements such as functionning vehicular brakes be releived from the citizens.

Would madam care for an extra helping of a neurotoxin pesticide with her potoatos? A side of Sarin to add some piquancy?

Granted they'll save a ton of money on getting rid of those refrigerators: allegedly "safe" food storage is so oversold. Rotten food is simply a bit "pre-digested". A service were one to consider it.... Like when parent Seagulls throw up into their chick's mouths.

And to add to the excitement the moldy rye will give them really super hallucinations. Salem gave ergot alkaloid poisening an unreasonably bad name, IMHO.
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That's, very funny! Point taken as well.

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And to add to the excitement the moldy rye will give them really super hallucinations. Salem gave ergot alkaloid poisening an unreasonably bad name, IMHO.

Geez - I'm 20 minutes south of Salem and never knew that part of the story.  Interesting!

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And to add to the excitement the moldy rye will give them really super hallucinations. Salem gave ergot alkaloid poisening an unreasonably bad name, IMHO.

Geez - I'm 20 minutes south of Salem and never knew that part of the story.  Interesting!

The religious intolerance gets the big play but the flying people etc. fits with Rye ergot poisenings in villages in France and other places that suffered from improperly stored rye grains. The mold that grows on the rye produces close relatives of LSD as well as LSD itself: the hallucinations from such poisening fits with a portion of the Salem witch stories.

IIRC Rye is an attractive grain because it grows in colder climates than early wheat strains, but it has this risk.

http://www.foodreference.com/html/a-ergotism-salem.html

"But what caused the Salem witch hunt?  Certainly ignorance, religious zealotry, vengeance, and mass hysteria all played a role.  But what was the initial stimulus?  What caused the bucolic denizens of Salem to exhibit such inexplicable behaviors?  Encephalitis, Huntington’s Chorea, and schizophrenia have all been suspected.  But according to research by psychologist Linnda Caporael of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, it was a good ole fashioned fungus, ergot to be precise.  Ergot is a fungus that affects grains and grasses.  Rye is particularly vulnerable to developing ergot and was the staple grain for the citizens of Salem."

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http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/wong/BOT135/LECT12.HTM
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One assumes that all good, organic, non-GMO drugs will also be on the open market in Sedgwick too.

A step in the right direction, according to Rand Paul!!   :blush:


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Geez - I'm 20 minutes south of Salem and never knew that part of the story.  Interesting!

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Makes me want to play the movie.  I need a little shop of horrors today!

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Now it all makes sense!! That's totally one of the exhibits in Salem around Halloween.  Tough to find among all the witchcraft history.

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