[permaculture] You only have until March 16 to speak up against NAIS

Keith Johnson keithdj at mindspring.com
Tue Mar 10 22:55:03 EDT 2009


NAIS will:

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.


Keith Johnson
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