[permaculture] should farmers be allowed to sell us their food.....

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at intrex.net
Fri Dec 19 13:53:02 EST 2008


I assume Robert Waldrop has see this news about the Manna group.. - LL
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should farmers be allowed to sell us their food.....
SANET-MG Archives -- December 2008 (#82)
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Subject:	should farmers be allowed to sell us their food.....
From:	William Gibson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:	Sustainable Agriculture Network Discussion Group <[log in to unmask]>, William Gibson <[log in to unmask]>
Date:	Fri, 19 Dec 2008 13:01:08 -0500

Very disturbing story of a family 'raided' by
police for selling farm-fresh food.......  Can
this really be happening in the US of A?

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 >Subject: [Odairy] Re: Radio show Saturday -
 >should farmers be allowed to sell us their food.....
 >
 >
 >This link has an interview of the family. The wife tells a far
 >different story than the sheriff in the article.
 >
 ><http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdLxMKuxyr4&eurl=http://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/&feature=player_embedded>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdLxMKuxyr4&eurl=http://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/&feature=player_embedded
 >
 >I sure don't expect to get any truth from this government gone mad
 >and/or the mass media that protects big biz and works tirelessly to
 >stamp out the little guy. Heaven forbid we have the choice/right to
 >eat clean unadulterated live food or sell it to our neighbors without
 >supporting "the Merchants of the earth." Rev. 18.
 >
 >Too bad they didn't have video of some sort to record the NAZI
 >gestapo agents "doing their job" terrorizing little children and
 >STEALING the families food and possessions. Of course, they would most
 >likely have stolen the phone or video recorder too. What are the
 >chances they get their food back? May God send destruction upon those
 >wishing to enslave us.
 >
 >Oh, I forgot, it's all for our health and safety. You know, making
 >sure things like melamine, GMO's, cloning, synthetic hormones, deadly
 >farm chemicals, preservatives, and Vioxx get a free pass so the
 >Merchants of the earth can make money.
 >
 >For anyone short of memory, go back a few months to the FLDS raid in
 >TX. The one where virtually every statement/accusation from the
 >"authorities" was a LIE! But it sure got press, which was part of the
 >plan!! Why wasn't there mass hysteria in the press as the state
 >quietly admitted the truth? It's a little harder to turn public
 >opinion against a family helping others get quality food so better to
 >keep that one quiet from the start.
 >
 ><http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/08/swat-team.htm>http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/08/swat-team.htm
 >
 >http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/263090
 >
 >December 5, 2008 at 10:23 pm
 >
 >Manna Storehouse family update
 >
 >Sent: Friday, December 05, 2008 11:29 AM
 >Subject: appreciation & present situation
 >
 >Hi everyone. First of all, we would like to thank everyone for the
 >phenomenal support and encouragement you have given us during this
 >very difficult time for our family. We have been unbelievably
 >overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and concern from many, many
 >people.
 >
 >At this point, we still have not been charged with anything, so we are
 >devoting most of our time to research. We are trying to prepare
 >ourselves for what lies ahead.
 >
 >Many people have asked how they can help. Here are a few things that
 >we are in need of.
 >
 >*Anyone who has any information or experience with the ODA or the
 >Health Department - we would love to hear about it! We are trying to
 >learn the ORC laws regarding these agencies, their administrative
 >procedure, etc… We will gladly talk with anyone who has information,
 >advice or experiences to share.
 >
 >*Books on criminal law in Ohio. We would love to borrow any legal
 >books of this nature that anyone might have.
 >
 >*Computers - We need to borrow 2 computers with the capability to
 >recognize a wireless connection, preferably with Microsoft Excel. This
 >is imperative for us in the research we are doing and would only be
 >until we can get our property back.
 >
 >Our priorities remain as they always have - God, and then our family.
 >Please know that we will continue to observe our seventh-day Sabbath,
 >so we will not be taking any phone calls or answering emails on that
 >day. We are also trying very hard to get back to some type of normalcy
 >for our children's sake. We truly appreciate all the prayers for them
 >- we watch how they are responding to this entire situation and we can
 >tell that people are praying! We are blessed to see how the Lord is
 >protecting their hearts and minds.
 >
 > From a business perspective, we are trying to get ourselves back up
 >and running. Our plan is to be taking orders within 2 weeks - we will
 >put out an email once we decide on the date. Our delay at this point
 >is purely administrative - we have lost all our records, so it is
 >taking some time to get everything back in order.
 >
 >On that same note, I do not have a complete email list of our
 >customers, so please pass this on to anyone who you know that orders
 >from us.
 >
 >We have had many people contacting us from the media. At this point,
 >for our own protection, we are not saying anything except to confirm
 >what we already know. Once we have all of the facts, we will issue a
 >statement to the press about our position.
 >
 >Again, we cannot say thank you enough - we are dumbfounded at how the
 >Lord has used people during this time in our lives.
 >
 >Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns
 >you may have. Please be patient if it takes a while for us to respond
 >to an email or phone call - we are inundated with both and are trying
 >to work through everything without taking time away from our families.
 >
 >Jackie & Katie Stowers
 >
 >No better time to pray against those that come to steal, kill, and
 >destroy.
 >
 >Cheyenne
 >
 >--- In
 ><mailto:Odairy%40yahoogroups.com>[log in to unmask],
 >"Sharon and Steve" wrote:
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > > I have seen this "SWAT" raid in several unidentifies places on the web:
 > >
 > > On Monday, December 1, 2008, members of an Ohio Department of
 >Agriculture
 > > commissioned SWAT team carrying semi-automatic assault rifles forced
 >their
 > > way into the farmhouse of the Stowers family in LaGrange, Ohio,
 >herded the
 > > family into their living room, and held them there for nine hours while
 > > other team members ransacked the farmhouse for evidence.
 > >
 > >
 > > But the only press report I can find is somewhar different:
 > >
 > >
 ><http://www.chroniclet.com/2008/12/09/state-investigates-lagrange-organic-food-business_122/>http://www.chroniclet.com/2008/12/09/state-investigates-lagrange-organic-food-business_122/
 > >
 > > "Sheriff's Capt. Rich Resendez denied online reports of a SWAT team
 >being
 > > part of the search.
 > >
 > > "There was no SWAT team there. They had one uniformed patrol officer
 >who
 > > wore a black-style uniform who is assigned to a warrants unit, but
 >that's
 > > his daily uniform. There were no guns held to anybody's head."
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > > Has anyone seen any other reporting on this deal, I see no way there
 >will be
 > > truth coming from the site provided here today.
 > >



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