City Shuts Downs Preschoolers’ Farm Stand Citing Zoning Violations


MFP Commentary:
This is what happens when “Christians”  treat government as their God. As the entity that defines their rights rather than the entity that defends them.
~MFP


The Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park, Georgia, has often sold its produce with discounts to local food stamp recipients and other neighbors and has been acknowledged as a leader in the farm-to-school healthy food movement.


t’s like something out of The Onion: city manager shuts down preschool farm stand out of fear that, if allowed, “we could end up with one on every corner.”

Alas, this is not satire. It’s the current predicament facing the Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. In an area where access to fresh fruits and vegetables can be limited, this preschool has stepped up to prioritize growing and selling fresh produce from its school gardens. According to recent reporting in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Little Ones has often sold its produce with generous discounts to local food stamp recipients and other neighbors and has been acknowledged as a leader in the farm-to-school healthy food movement.

That is, until the city shut down the bi-monthly farm stand program last month for zoning violations….Read More

 

Food is Freedom: How Washington’s Food Subsidies Have Helped Make Americans Fat and Sick


MFP Commentary:

It blows my mind that the main reason to eliminate subsidies is not even touched upon  in this article. All of the  reasons presented  are window dressing by comparison to the real reason.

The real reason to eliminate them is that “subsidies” are criminal. The highest law of the land (the US Constitution) clearly does not give this power to the Federal government. Too bad that most of the audience  doesn’t  give a damn about the Constitution  and must be convinced using other arguments.
~MFP


 

Food is Freedom: How Washington’s Food Subsidies Have Helped Make Americans Fat and Sick

Farm subsidies are perhaps the ultimate, but secret, third rail of American politics. While entitlements are discussed out in the open, farm subsidies are rarely talked about – even though they are the most expensive subsidy Washington doles out.

All told, the U.S. government spends $20 billion annually on farm subsidies, with approximately 39 percent of all farms receiving some sort of subsidy. For comparison, the oil industry gets about $4.6 billion annually and annual housing subsidies total another $15 billion. A significant portion of this $20 billion goes not to your local family farm, but to Big Aggie.

(Note that this $20 billion annual farm subsidy figure doesn’t take into account the 30+ years of ethanol subsidies to the corn industry nor export subsidies to U.S. farmers issued by the USDA.)…..Read More