Not all of my blog followers make it to Late Bloomer Facebook page, and because I feel so strongly about food security and family farmers, and I know some of you are raising pigs and chickens and other animals, I am passing along this video of pig farmer Mark Baker, fighting the new ISO pig rulings in Michigan. Mark is a retired Air Force veteran who raises the heritage breed Mangalitsa pigs on his farm, Baker’s Green Acres, in Marion, Michigan.

http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/news_wp/?p=2027

Mark asks, “Where does it end?,” meaning, it could happen with chickens and other animals, and it IS happening right now with heirloom seeds! This is why voting “Yes” for Proposition 37 in California on November 6 is so important! We have to send a strong signal to Monsanto that the people have the right to know what’s in their food.

Care about food security? Support family farmers and the work of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, “a 501(c)(4) nonprofit [EIN 20-8605130], (which) defends the rights and broadens the freedoms of family farms and artisan food producers while protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient-dense foods.” It takes a lot of guts, and money, to stand up to the government, so please support the FCDLF.

There is apparently no limit to government harassment of family farmers (which is fueled by Big Agribusiness, aka, Monsanto, ConAgra, etc.). In my view, no one has more integrity than the family farmer today, and Mark Baker and family are a perfect example, as are all the dairy farmers producing raw dairy products for human consumption. This is a very deep issue in our country that cuts to the very core of our freedoms, one of which is to grow, sell and eat the nutrient dense foods of our choice. (And don’t even get me started on the forced fluoridation of our public drinking water.) Thanks for reading and taking a stand for food freedom. – Kaye