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Loads of expensive cherries left to rot as USDA forces farmer to dump crop on the ground to make room for overseas imports

(NaturalNews) Has the world gone mad? Recently, a Facebook post about expensive tart cherries being left to go rotten on the ground in Grand Traverse County has gone viral. A Michigan farmer, Marc Santucci, was forced to dump 14 percent of his crop to make room for 200 million pounds of cherries brought in from Turkey and Eastern Europe.

Militarized USDA and EPA using SWAT teams to terrorize innocent people including lemon growers and small farmers

(NaturalNews) The federal government is becoming increasingly militarized, with numerous agencies now employing their own SWAT teams to conduct raids on raw milk producers, beekeepers, lemon growers - or anyone else who runs afoul of agency policies.
The trend has increased during Obama's presidency and is not only costing taxpayers enormous amounts of money, but also terrorizing citizens who could hardly be considered dangerous criminals by any sane estimation.

Ignoring Consumer Protests, FDA Throttles Medical Foods

Want your doctor to help you manage your diabetes with specially formulated foods? The FDA says no way. Action Alert!
What does your doctor know about nutrition and its ability to heal illness? That’s a good question for many conventional doctors, but most integrative doctors actually know a lot about it. And the FDA has no business telling them what to do.
Recently, the FDA issued its final guidance on medical foods. In doing so, the agency completely ignored the many passionate comments from ANH-USA members and our allies. The agency has decided to severely restrict consumer access to medical foods—and is banning medical foods for diabetes patients.

As populations swell and water becomes scarce, food prices could double: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Swelling populations and demand for food combined with ever scarcer water and land resources could lead to a doubling of food prices and trigger civil unrest in some developing countries, a new report says.

In a Remarkable Triumph of Democracy Over Corporate Power, GMO Labeling Has Finally Arrived in the U.S.

Andrew KimbrellMay 15, 2016
For that last 15 years, numerous organizations and legislators have been battling to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

MARS, Maker of M&M’s, SNICKERS to Label Products With GMO Ingredients Nationwide for Vermont Law

Baran Hines, March 22, 2016
Mars Incorporated, the company that owns many popular chocolate candy brands has announced that it intends to label the products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), to comply with Vermont’s law.

US media outrage over Russia incinerating contraband food ignores fact that FDA did EXACT same thing to Rawesome Foods in California

The Western media machine is making a huge ruckus over Russia's decision to enforce an embargo on food products originating in Europe, the U.S. and Canada, which has led to the incineration and destruction of many tons' worth of contraband cheese, fruit and other products. But these same media outlets remained hypocritically silent as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) engaged in similar food warfare against Rawesome Foods of Venice Beach, California, nearly five years ago.

GMO Salmon Plagued With Disease Causing Bacteria

The infiltrated US Department of Agriculture may have given AquaBounty Technology’s (ABTX) genetically modified salmon a green light, but the Canadian government has issued a draft statement saying that GE salmon is not safe since it is ‘more prone to disease.'