MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37 Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
This is going way too far .
Why don't they just carry a regular inspection rather than sending anti-organic food police raiding the food store and pointing guns as if they were searching for some dangerous criminal?
Is raw organic food representing such a danger to the city and its people?
Bad luck for them as they got caught on video and it is now going viral on the internet.
Pyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4022 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2072 times:
How about a source for this that does not have on its top list on the right side a video of them titled "US worst criminal in the world"? Somehow I am thinking we are not seeing the whole story here...
And did anyone actually look at the conditions of the warehouse in that video? Seemed less than sanitary to me...
Quoting TheCommodore (Reply 1): You can never be sure about that bunch of lettuce sitting quietly on its shelf, as they have a habit of coming up behind you and slitting your throat when you least expect..
Pineapples are the worst. Haven't you seen Blackadder?
Read this very carefully, I shall write this only once!
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2049 times:
I thought of that too, so I went looking for some links to the LA times, the origniator of the facts.
Apparently, this dates back from the end of July.
Raw-food raid highlights a hunger
With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.
Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid's target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk.
Beware the raw-food police! Or, depending on one's perspective, raw food itself.
"I still can't believe they took our yogurt." So says a volunteer at Rawesome Foods, referring to a recent raid by federal, state and local authorities on an organic grocery in Venice.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19688 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1803 times:
Quoting okie (Reply 5):
I do not understand the thought process when someone complains about the someone selling unsafe milk is a victim and someone selling unsafe eggs needs to be demonized as an criminal.
Yes, but the response is to pull their business license if they refuse to pull the raw milk.
Selling raw milk is not a "victimless crime." It can cause outbreaks of dysentery in unrelated individuals, so if I buy your raw milk and I get dysentery, I may well have spread that dysentery to the whole elementary school where I work before I came down with symptoms. So I actually agree that the government has a role in stopping this practice.
That said, at no point was an armed raid warranted. Someone used very poor judgment and made this business into a martyr.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
Quoting AR385 (Reply 8): Quoting DocLightning (Reply 7):
Selling raw milk is not a "victimless crime." It can cause outbreaks of dysentery in unrelated individuals
Don´t forget about brucellosis. That can be very nasty too.
Here raw milk was banned some hundred years ago due to bovine tuberculosis (which can spread to humans).
The problem is that organic food fanatics consider even short time heat treatment (Pasteurization), which ills most of the nasty germs, bad tampering with food.