by Doreen Hannes
Morningland Dairy is the latest attempt by the FDA to fulfill the Healthy People 2020 objective to kill raw dairy. Morningland is owned by Joseph and Denise Dixon, who operate the cheese plant and make raw cheese from cows kept right on the property and managed by one of their eldest daughters. They have 12 children, 4 who still live at home, and they have been actively engaged in real food for decades. They were caught up in the Rawesome Raid dragnet and many believe the questionable California Dept of Food and Agriculture tests on their cheese are the legal justification for the multi-agency guns drawn raid at Rawesome.
Is it really the duty of the federal government to decide what foods you and your family will eat? Is it necessary to ban a form of good, wholesome food that has never caused anyone an ill affect? I know that there is a presumed power of imminent domain, but this is the wanton destruction of the life’s work of an entire family and the source of income for nine families. These are not the actions of a government based upon either law or the common good, but rather one based on unwarranted takings and the unreasonable, arbitrary exertion of power.
The only parallel I can think of is Soylent Green. I know that was reprocessed humans, but if you can not visit a farm, if you have no idea where your food comes from, if the government’s stamp of approval is on every package are you sure that you are eating real, fresh food? The memory of 2 million contaminated eggs processed in supposedly government inspected plants is still fresh in my mind. Where in the Constitution does the government find the right to close a family farm… why it’s in “case law” defining the commerce clause, right next to healthcare.