• Food Police

      On my TV show on New Threats to Freedom, I thought I was joking when I used the term “Food Police,” but here they are, caught on tape.

      Food faddists who buy raw food and unpasteurized milk are fools.  There’s no good evidence that the food is healthier, and they risk their families’ health.  The risk is real but small. If buyers of unpasteurized milk get sick, word will get out, and those sellers will be punished.  Whole Foods already dropped these products because selling them would have raised their liability costs.  

      But the LA Times reveals that that’s not good enough for our ever more intrusive government:

      "With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.

      Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid's target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk.‘I still can't believe they took our yogurt,’ said Rawesome volunteer Sea J. Jones, a few days after the raid. ‘There's a medical marijuana shop a couple miles away, and they're raiding us because we're selling raw dairy products?’”

      At least the reporter interviewed the other side.

      “How can we not have the freedom to choose what we eat?”  

      But they denigrate them as “a faction of foodies.”   The editors devote more space to the food nannies’ justification for the raid. As usual, the mainstream media are quick to assume that the bullies ought to act:

      “Regulators say the rules exist for safety and fairness.”

      Safety, I understand, but fairness? The Times says the raid was also “to provide a level playing field for producers.” Sounds like crony capitalism--the established health food nuts using government to shut competition down.  

      Good lord.  When will they ever stop?

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      Crony Capitalism
      Regulation