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Once upon a time, in a land right under my feet, I thought that I might just be able to raise my family, farm organically without certifiers, auditors, verifiers and aggravations with other bureaucratic parasites, impeding my pursuit of happiness.
I found out how wrong when I went to a meeting at Ava Stockyards featuring the interim State Veterinarian discussing a “new” cattle tagging program.
This was in July of 2005. There were roughly 400 unhappy farmers and ranchers in the audience. The vet, Dr. Taylor Woods, said that this was going to be mandatory in the State of Missouri in January of 2006. You would have to put a RFID tag into the ear of any cattle you wanted to sell at an auction barn. This was a pilot program for Missouri to test how well it would work in the rest of the country. One man got up and said he would just take his cattle down to Arkansas. Dr Woods told him that it wouldn’t do any good because Arkansas was going to be requiring the same thing pretty soon. When the man asked what happened if his cattle all froze their ears off, Woods said they would figure out another way to get that RFID onto the cow.
I stood up and asked a couple of questions, and then made a statement. I said, “It sounds like you just want to have complete control of the food supply”. Dr Woods stated, “We already do.”
That chilled me to my core, and I replied, “Well you better not, and we all better make sure that you don’t!”
Dr. Woods conducted the entire meeting without ever giving the name of this program. Several months later, when I went into a local feed store, they had a bright orange sign on the counter stating “Due to the Bioterrorism Act, we must now have your name, address and phone number to sell you feed”. I then had a name to search and quickly found that this program was the National Animal Identification System. And then I found out a whole lot more than I imagined possible.
This blog is dedicated to the fight for food freedom, and the mechanisms and policies being used to bring about Dr. Woods’ “complete control of the food supply”. I’m convinced that if we cannot retain the right to raise food and livestock, we cannot deceive ourselves into believing we are free.
I want to be free, and even more importantly, I want my children to be free. I hope you share that desire and will join me in standing on our blood bought freedoms.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and listen to me on The Power Hour and Liberty Round Table on a regular basis. I’m a frequent guest on many talk radio shows, so you shouldn’t have much trouble fining me!