In the wake of the Covid shutdowns there are growing concerns about the security of the global food supply.
Sunday on Full Measure, we're off to Maine. It's the first state in the US to enshrine in its law and state constitution the "right to food."
We'll talk to farmers and residents about what it means, and put it in the context of stresses and protests around the world related to the food supply.
Also Sunday, Scott Thuman hears from both sides in the controversy over President Biden's plan to use US taxpayer money to eliminate billions in student debt.
And I'll speak with former Housing Secretary Dr. Ben Carson. I'm asking for his biggest takeaways after serving in the Trump Administration. And if Trump runs and wins again-- would Carson serve again?
I can agree there is a "right to food", but I think that includes allowing us to buy/get our food from whatever source we wish, including home kitchens, individual farmers, natural sources like sassafras root and tonka bean, etc., without interference of the FDA or state health departments.
Only a few years ago, there were not laws forbidding people from baking bread, making pickles, decorating cakes, or making salsa in their own kitchens and selling it.
Suddenly in the past 15 years or so under the guise of "food security" , the states and feds started outlawing anything not made in a commercial kitchen, and now people are having to lobby their legislatures to claw back that simple freedom to purchase food from our own preferred sources through "Cottage Food" laws, etc. It's wrong. We should have every right to use our own judgment to choose what foods we purchase and from whom, and however made.
100% agree, but FDA can’t make $$ off cottage industries so they ban them 😞
If food security is such a big problem why are over 60% of Americans overweight and a high percentage of them are obese ? Every time I go to the supermarket I watch overweight people buying the most expensive/unhealthy items (cookies, snacks foods, sodas, juices, etc) and paying for them with an Independence Card and BTW they have iPhones, designer clothes, expensive jewelry and fancy nails.
My sister is a mental health professional who did in home visits with families on government assistance. Their homes were well heated; she couldn’t afford to heat her home adequately.
As for obesity, it’s not only the sugar and chemicals in junk food, it’s the seed oils in almost all processed foods that contribute to the problem. Believe it or not, butter, coconut oil, and natural lard (not the stuff in the grocery store) are better for us.
The globalists want us to eat fake meat and bugs. Any right to food has to mean the right to natural foods from the earth and from pastured animals and fowl.
Thanks Kay. So well put. I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment of the "fake food" and the "fake info". It's difficult to find accurate nutritional information on any mainstream media now. Maybe because the fake food industry is putting so much money into advertising on their programs, which gives them the right to manage the message.
I have watched TV shows like "My 600 lb. Life" and I have always wondered who is paying for all the food these people are eating? They obviously can't be working as they are most often too fat to move off of their beds. And then they get bariatric surgery. I have never had health insurance that covered weight loss. I am surely missing something. And, yes, they all seem to have cell phones, flat screens, X-Boxes,etc. Now what? We have to give them FREE food?
Regarding the "right to food" - similar to the "rights" to an education, healthcare, and even water, these all create a corresponding obligation for someone else to supply them. Are farmers, teachers, doctors, and municipal water systems all supposed to work for free? (I believe that's called "slavery").
We have a "right" to access things (the pursuit of happiness), but the implication that these things should be "free" makes no sense.
My father once handed out over-the-expire-date baked goods in a public housing neighborhood. The government paid the heating bills in full (so the heat was "free" to the residents). He said that in the dead of winter, many people turned the heat up to max. Then when they got too hot, they simply opened a window.
AJ from WI says
It seems that the original US constitutional "rights" enshrined into law are regularly under attack (free speech, freedom to assemble, freedom of religion, tyranny prevention through the second amendment, privacy, rights against unreasonable searches, etc.) yet there are strong voices shouting for the "right to healthcare", "right to housing", "right to education through college", and of course Maine's "right to food". The original rights did not ask others to provide anything for you, they protected you from an overburdening government. The new "rights" require others to provide for them under penalty of law. Seems like this is the stuff the founders were trying to prevent.
Jeff Lynn says
But we can no longer accept what those old white men gave the world, a model for the best government ever, and we must conform to the 'WOKE' idiocy of the Left to destroy this Republic.
You nailed AJ from WI.