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Outrage: Government Forces Private Citizens to Pour Bleach on Home-Grown Organic Food *Video*

by Marc Slavo

With 48 million Americans on federal food assistance we are bewildered by the latest government outrage from Nevada, where a group of private citizens gathered together at Quail Hollow Farm for a Farm-to-Fork dinner consisting of an organic spread prepared by Chef Gio were forced to dispatch and sanitize hundreds of pounds of food with bleach.

As invited guests began to arrive, mingle and satiate their appetites, one unexpected individual, operating under the auspices of the Southern Nevada Health District, had another plan in store for dinner.

The following outrageous first-hand account of the incident should make your blood boil. If it doesn’t then we don’t know what will.

Via Laura Bledsoe of Quail Hollow Farm:

[Video of the Event Can Be Viewed Below]

Our guests were excited to spend an evening together. The food was prepared exquisitely. The long dinner table, under the direction of dear friends, was absolutely stunningly beautiful. The music was superb. The stars were bright and life was really good.

And then, …

for a few moments, it felt like the rug was pulled out from underneath us and my wonderful world came crashing down. As guests were mingling, finishing tours of the farm, and while the first course of the meal was being prepared and ready to be sent out, a Southern Nevada Health District employee came for an inspection.

Because this was a gathering of people invited to our farm for dinner, I had no idea that the Health Department would become involved. I received a phone call from them two days before the event informing me that because this was a “public event” (I would like to know what is the definition of “public” and “private”) we would be required to apply for a “special use permit”.

If we did not do so immediately, we would be charged a ridiculous fine.

Stunned, we immediately complied.

We were in the middle of our harvest day for our CSA shares, a very busy time for us, but Monte immediately left to comply with the demand and filled out the required paper work and paid for the fee. (Did I mention that we live in Overton, nowhere near a Health Department office?) Paper work now in order, he was informed that we would not actually be given the permit until an inspector came to check it all out.

She came literally while our guests were arriving!

In order to overcome any trouble with the Health Department of cooking on the premises, most of the food was prepared in a certified kitchen in Las Vegas; and to further remove any doubt, we rented a certified kitchen trailer to be here on the farm for the preparation of the meals. The inspector, Mary Oaks, clearly not the one in charge of the inspection as she was constantly on the phone with her superior Susan somebody who was calling all the shots from who knows where.

Susan deemed our food unfit for consumption and demanded that we call off the event because:

1. Some of the prepared food packages did not have labels on them. (The code actually allows for this if it is to be consumed within 72 hours.)

2. Some of the meat was not USDA certified. (Did I mention that this was a farm to fork meal?)

3. Some of the food that was prepared in advance was not up to temperature at the time of inspection. (It was being prepared to be brought to proper temperature for serving when the inspection occurred.)

4. Even the vegetables prepared in advance had to be thrown out because they were cut and were then considered a “bio-hazard”.

5. We did not have receipts for our food. (Reminder! This food came from farms not from the supermarket! I have talked with several chefs who have said that in all their years cooking they have never been asked for receipts.)

The only way to keep our guests on the property was to destroy the food.

We asked the inspector if we could save the food for a private family event that we were having the next day. (A personal family choice to use our own food.) We were denied and she was insulted that we would even consider endangering our families health. I assured her that I had complete faith and trust in Giovanni our chef and the food that was prepared, (obviously, or I wouldn’t be wanting to serve it to our guests).

I then asked if we couldn’t feed the food to our “public guests” or even to our private family, then at least let us feed it to our pigs. (I think it should be a criminal action to waste any resource of the land. Being dedicated to our organic farm, we are forever looking for good inputs into our compost and soil and good food that can be fed to our animals. The animals and compost pile always get our left over garden surplus and food. We truly are trying to be as sustainable as possible.)

Again, a call to Susan and another negative response.

Not only were we denied the use of the food for any purpose, to ensure that it truly was unfit for feed of any kind we were again threatened with police action if we did not only throw the food in the trash, but then to add insult to injury, we were ordered to pour bleach on it.

Now the food is also unfit for compost as I would be negligent to allow any little critters to nibble on it while it was composting and ingest that bleach resulting in a horrible death. Literally hundreds of pounds of food was good for nothing but adding to our ever increasing land fill!

This is the land of the free?

If you control the oil you control the country; if you control food, you control the population.

-Henry Kissinger, Former U.S. Secretary of State

When a farmer cannot prepare a farm-to-plate home cooked meal for friends and guests without intervention by a government agency we have a problem – one that goes against every founding principle of this nation.

This is just the latest example of the police state moving into every facet of our lives. They want it all. Total control. They want to know who you talk to, what you say, where you meet, what you eat, and what you’re thinking. Failure to comply will unleash a beast so powerful and with tentacles so widespread that it can, with no qualms or conscience, destroy your life, liberty and right to pursue happiness.

Laura the farmer and her healthy organic food eating friends are domestic terrorists for attempting to serve bio-hazard materials for consumption. And, if you haven’t given your government a reason to be considered one yet, we can assure you that you’ll do something soon enough. They’re watching, ready to pounce at a moment’s notice.

9 comments to Outrage: Government Forces Private Citizens to Pour Bleach on Home-Grown Organic Food *Video*

  • Luigicorelli

    The problem is, we all still think we live in America. It may be the same land, but it absolutely is not the same country. We must have slept through it for the past 100 years.

  • OnTheRoadALot

    I would not have even “registered” the event with the government. If they then showed up, I would escort them off MY property — at gunpoint, if necessary.

    Then, let “Susan” try to convince the Sheriff to go over there and potentially cause a massacre over a private dinner. I think the Sheriff would tell her: “I don’t think so!”

  • Josie

    Excuse me! Helloooooooo! Is anyone home? This dimwit tells them that’s all they need to know and they accept it! Hello how about “Get the hell off of my property you are now tresspassing until you answer all my questions and then some”. What is wrong with these people going along with all this. Question – How did they know about this party in the first place? Who turned them in? Why did they even comply with the insane permit nonsense just to open the door to more Big Brother regulation nonsense. It’s time to grow a pair folks, stop feeding the monster and start putting up your dukes and give as well as you get. How about that. This is crap. People are starving and they insult God by pooring bleach on good food – shame on you.

  • DJ

    As a regulator for another agency in some other part of the USA, I am appaled at this. There are thousands of “pot luck” meals every weekend at churches across the nation not to mention funerals where the family is fed.I would worry more about food handled in mass line production than I would about production from someone’s garden. Out of control regulators give those of us who use common sense in our regulatory duties a bad name. By the way, Obama’s civilian army is occupying wall street and other sites across the country. If anything needs to be investigated it is the filthy conditions they are causing in regards to sanitation and I can imagine the filth at their “soup” kitchens.

  • RC

    I suspect that the ONLY reason the fascists showed up to kick these people around is because the people running the dinner were NOT donors to Obama.
    There is new meaning to this song…..”He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows if you’ve been ‘bad or good’ so be good for goodness sake”. Yeah, that’s it…Obama is Santa Claus. I look forward to 2012 when we can finally say “THERE IS NO SANTA CLAUS.”

  • rachel

    Who is running the US government?? Are a bunch of jackbooted Nazis running it now? It’s so clear that they are. If we don’t get rid of this nightmare of a President and all of his anti-American minions, this country is finished. That means ALL OF YOU and your children will know what it was like to live under Nazi control.

  • robert miller

    i would have poured that bleach on those filthy govt officials!!!

  • If the citizens of this country don’t begin to take back the authority handed to the government through our elective process, and public outcry (not necessarily through mass demonstrations, in fact simply not that way)then we are going to have to replace the word “rage” with something new. Maybe this will help: Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
    Can I get an AMEN?

  • burl

    Where are the government health regulators at all the Occupy Wall Street events? One would have to be brain dead not to see how this is all playing out. How many in your dinner party are in favor of the OWS protesters? The American Nazi Party,The American Communist Party, Iran, North Korea, Chavez, and President Obama support the OWS. How many voted for Obama? How many in the dinner party support carbon dioxide regulation and do not KNOW any of the facts they only jump on the band wagon because someone told them. Look at http://www.isthereglobalwarming.com and see FACTS.
    We are being manipulated so easily because we have little knowledge and the groups manipulating us are ever so much more organized.

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