As usual I have been tripping through my google alerts and favorite blogs this morning. I found this one early on. I read the first to Mom and her response was "Oh, SHOOT!!!" Mine was somewhat stronger--another word one letter shorter, a different vowel, but with all the same consonants. Thankfully, it pertains only to Oregon and I can only hope that Oregonians clean house next election. The other stories I have covered before. I think this blogger covered the likely results of these laws very well. The small craftsmen (and women) and the small growers will will be driven out while the Monsantos, Tysons, Wall-Marts and their ilk will continue to make a lot of money from those of us lulled into a false sense of security thinking these laws will truly make use safer. Just think about the fact that the salmonella scare with peanuts and the wide spread e. coli scares with hamburger of recent years all originated in inspected facilities that, in actual fact, were not as well inspected as laws allow and consumers expected. The lettuce and spinach incidents resulted from run-off from INDUSTRIAL meat producing facilities nearby. We have a much larger problem with the big boys than the small producers and yet they are hip deep in formulating this legislation. Yeah, the foxes are guarding the henhouses and the agribusiness aristocrats are knee-capping the peasants.
For more on these issues take a look at Rain's post at Rainy Day Thoughts.