President Obama, tell the USDA and FDA to stop raiding small family farms!
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Unbeknownst to many Americans, the small family farms who provide fresh, nourishing foods (including produce, dairy products, eggs, poultry and meats) to their communities are increasingly raided and browbeaten by the FDA, USDA, and numerous state and local agencies under the guise of "food safety."
Huge corporate food producers have sickened thousands of people with tainted foods, from ground turkey and beef to spinach and eggs, while receiving only fines and reprimands. But small farmers whose foods have made nobody sick have been, and are still being, theatened, raided, and even arrested.
Not only do these raids fail to make the food supply safer, they cost the American public millions of dollars while taking away jobs in farm communities. In addition, they take away the natural, constitutional rights of farmers as both Americans and small business owners.
These federal and state agiencies have trespassed on land, stolen food and have put small farm families out of business...at gunpoint. This has to stop!
With more and more people interested in local, sustainable agriculture, small farms need our support – not SWAT teams. Sign the petition to let the President and Mrs. Obama know that you want more small farms, that you want them protected from intimidation and raids at the hands of overreaching government agencies.
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