“Outrage: Government Forces Private Citizens to Pour Bleach on Home-Grown Organic Food *Video*”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 10, 2011
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With 48 million Americans on federal food assistance we are bewildered by the latest government outrage from Nevada, where a group of private citizens gathered together at Quail Hollow Farm for a Farm-to-Fork dinner consisting of an organic spread prepared by Chef Gio.

As invited guests began to arrive, mingle and satiate their appetites, one unexpected individual, operating under the auspices of the Southern Nevada Health District, had another plan in store for dinner.

The following outrageous first-hand account of the incident should make your blood boil. If it doesn’t then we don’t know what will.

This is the land of the free?

When a farmer cannot prepare a farm-to-plate home cooked meal for friends and guests without intervention by a government agency we have a problem – one that goes against every founding principle of this nation.

This is just the latest example of the police state moving into every facet of our lives. They want it all. Total control. They want to know who you talk to, what you say, where you meet, what you eat, and what you’re thinking. Failure to comply will unleash a beast so powerful and with tentacles so widespread that it can, with no qualms or conscience, destroy your life, liberty and right to pursue happiness.

Laura the farmer and her healthy organic food eating friends are domestic terrorists for attempting to serve bio-hazard materials for consumption. And, if you haven’t given your government a reason to be considered one yet, we can assure you that you’ll do something soon enough. They’re watching, ready to pounce at a moment’s notice.

More: http://www.SHTFplan.com


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


12 Responses to ““Outrage: Government Forces Private Citizens to Pour Bleach on Home-Grown Organic Food *Video*””

  1. peoplecanbesostupid says:

    that is a f***ing OUTRAGE!!!!!

  2. sordog1 says:

    This is astounding. Have been studying Gabriel Cousen's nutrition recommendations and find that many of the "government approved" items called food in our markets are full of hazard. I just came from the farmer's market where I bought 2 huge bags of kale, a bag of special priced bell peppers, some lovely cucumbers that had not been covered with oil, a bag of granny smith apples, a bag of pink lady apples, and some roma tomatoes. I bought half from a lady named Beth who lives on the farm where the things were grown and the rest from another lady who also lives on the farm where the cukes were grown and who gets the apples from an NC orchard. I am trying to replace GMOs, processed foods, baked goods, dairy, meat, and other foods that harbor a high about of toxins in order to live a life of vibrant health and a quiet mind. The government is not helping me do this. The situation has not been changed very much depending on which political party holds sway. We are now faced with a military industrial agricultural chemical pharmaceutical complex that controls what is available to us. Time to Occupy and meditate for change. Looking forward to some great green smoothies.

  3. proteanmuse says:

    The most amazing thing is…. these farmers and the chef complied. Why? I'd like to hear more about that.

  4. Sandra says:

    they complied because the state government could have shut down their farm permanently. The farmers are members of the Farm To Consumer Defense Fund (and you should be too) – it was their lawyer that told them how to get through this incident. You can also join the Weston A Price Foundation (these organizations are closely allied).
    Here is the original article: http://farmtoconsumer.org/quail-hollow-farm-dinne… and you can join from there!

  5. macpanther says:

    Mary Oakes disclaims she is a private citizen. Actually, she was acting in a capacity as a public official, and as such is accountable. What's so appalling is the lack of health that floods us from corporate, factory food. Who put her onto this little event? Why didn't the same standards apply to the farm as did the Mesquite Boxing Club? http://records.mesquitenv.gov/sirepub/cache/8/zr3

  6. sandra says:

    and here's a followup from one the sites covering the story:
    Mama Bear says:
    November 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Here is a note from Laura that follows up the evenings events–you can find more infor out there by googling “quail hollow farms” “mary oaks”.


    “Follow up on the “Inspection” incident:
    Susan LeBay( she is the one that originally sent out the inspector to Quail Hollow Farms) from the Health Department sent an official to Giovannis soon to open bakery/pizzaria. She came unannounced while he was not there. He states that he could tell that she came with “her boxing gloves on.” I was very worried for him as he is on the verge of opening his new pizzaria. He found that as soon as she heard the story, realized that we had a certified kitchen on the premises, understood the method he used to prepare the food, that she was a bit baffled by all of the commotion. She not only didn’t give any citations of any kind, she also did a pre-inspection of the premises and made things ready for him to immediately proceed with his plans to open right away. Gio felt her heart soften. They left as friends. (Miraculous!)

    Tom Collins our County Commissioner did get a meeting together with the Health District employees, Susan LaBay, Mary Oaks, Steve Goode, ourselves, himself and Janice, a member of his staff. The meeting was as cordial as possible. Commissioner Collins wanted to understand what happened. He tried to explain to Susan that although there may be laws, sometimes you need to use good judgement. (This seemed to be beyond her comprehension.) She admitted that the decisions she made were “judgement calls” because she believed we were dishonest. She did in the course of the meeting briefly apologize, after much justification, stating that she “may have handled the situation badly.” She did inform us, and this is the really frightening reality, that she did have authority to do what she did, even to destroying the food to make it even unfit for our animals. Commissioner Collins stated that we need to work with the Legislature to make some changes in the laws. We will definitely be working with him on this!

    From this meeting we learned that for the future, even if we obtained all required permits, we would never be able to serve our farm raised meats to the public unless we had them shipped off to some distant processing plant to have them USDA stamped and certified. Imagine taking our fresh untainted meat and sending it most likely out of state to join hundreds of other meats of unknown origin and health to be butchered and wrapped by “a professional” and then shipped back to our farm. I have read the articles and seen the movies about the diseases that can be obtained in these “safe places.” No thank you!

    In the future we will no longer have “public events.” We WILL have a Quail Hollow Farm Diners club which you can join and then we will personally invite you to our “private event.” More on that forthcoming. “

  7. mwest says:

    Private citizen, public official or jack-booted thug? You make the call. We are doomed as a free nation. Apparently the government, whether county. state or federal has jurisdiction over what comes out of our mouths or goes in.

  8. macpanther says:

    It sounds like some adults in the room know how to resolve conflict, and this gives me hope. I think it is necessary for us to learn from this experience, so that we can write laws that bolster community–supported agriculture (and animal husbandry, for those who are so inclined).

  9. Christien says:

    Thanks for the update. I appreciate having the background information to this shocking event. I suppose that since this event was open to the public, even though it was held on private property, it made them liable to the county ordinance. It would be good to do some research to determine if Susan LaBay does actually have the authority she believes herself to have. Sounds also like it might be a good idea to replace her with someone who is not so full of themself and can exercise some common sense.
    Commissioner Collins has a very good idea!!!

    I sense that it would be a good idea to develop a legal team that can effectively handle cases like this, and make them available to anyone in the Nation who encounters a similar challenge. A legal counsel coop, or some sort of service provided at affordable rates to those committed to restoring Health to our Nation across many different disciplines.

  10. Christien says:

    I read the touching account from Laura from the "farmtoconsumer" link higher up. I'm glad to know that there is in fact already a Farm To Consumer Defense Fund in place. Hooray.
    It seems also that we all must become more aware of our Sovereign Rights and understand how to proceed to protect them. It seems that Mary Oaks and her supervisor Susan LeBay do not have the authority they believe themselves to have. It would have been good if Laura had called the police herself the moment that Mary Oaks showed up. Probably they could have proceeded with their feast still intact.
    May we all stand together and claim our Right to our own choices.

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