[permaculture] You only have until March 16 to speak up against NAIS
keithdj at mindspring.com
Tue Mar 10 22:55:03 EDT 2009
Create expensive and time-consuming tagging and reporting requirements
for small farms. The requirements are particularly burdensome for those
farmers raising sustainable livestock on pasture. Ultimately, this will
reduce the availability of grass-fed meats, eggs, and milk.
Give factory confinement farms a loophole through the use of group
identification, providing yet another unfair advantage for factory farms.
Not provide any information to the consumer, and does not improve food
safety, because the tracking ends with the animal's death.
Replace states' existing, well-functioning disease response and brand
inspection programs with an unproven, expensive, and unreliable system.
Impose high costs and government surveillance on every farmer and animal
owner for no significant benefits, and will likely force many small
producers out of business.
"Be fruitful and mulch apply."
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