Stop Taxing Food Seeds and Plants!
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Stop Taxing Food Seeds and Plants!

    1. Andrew Heugel
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      Andrew Heugel

      Brewster, NY

Shortly after President Obama took office, one of the pieces of green news was that Michelle Obama had started an organic garden. This inspired many people who hadn't gardened before to grow their own. Growing your own has the benefits of you knowing what is in the soil, the produce being fresh, reducing the amount of transportation and storage needed for what we eat, and by hopefully reducing costs for the gardener/farmer.

However, while such food as Twinkies and pork rinds are not taxed, such items as spinach seeds and tomato plants are in New York and many other states. This is anti-green, as it makes it more expensive for the gardener or farmer to grow food and thus more likely to buy supermarket food, which may have been transported thousands of miles and treated with pesticides and preservatives. Plus, making it more expensive to garden is anti-health, as gardening is a healthy, educational activity and the fresher the produce, the healthier it is.

It is for these reasons that I ask that the sales taxes on food plants and seeds be discontinued.

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    • M. A. Heunemann RANDOLPH, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      A potato sold for seed is taxed. One sold to eat is not??????

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    • yelle nathalie QUEBEC, CANADA, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      signé

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    • juanita king MEDINA, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      that is insane, food should not be taxed.

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    • Ida Elsea NELSON, MO
      • almost 2 years ago

      I believe in growing as much of my own food as possible. Prices of plants are getting way out of hand. No tax would be a step in the right direction.

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    • B S NORTH BEND, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      During WWII we had Victory Gardens. Now let's have Victory for Gardeners and citizens. No taxes on seeds!

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