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Thread: Georgia man fined for growing too many veggies on his own land

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    Unhappy Georgia man fined for growing too many veggies on his own land

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    I wish I was making this up.
    I had heard warnings about the possibility of this sort of thing in connection with the Food Safety Modernization Act (which I believe is being voted on by the senate today).

    http://theintelhub.com/2010/09/14/ge...ng-vegetables/

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    i shared it on facespace

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    The industrial farms are trying to get legislation pushed through that benefits them and squashes small farms (all in the name of "safety", of course).

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    Hey Bloodorchid- I see you're in TN- which part? I'm in Nashville.

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    Here's a version of the article with more info:
    http://clatl.com/atlanta/steve-mille...nt?oid=1275993

    Sounds like the issue is not the actual growing or even how many he's growing -- it's that he's selling them and running afoul of a law meant to stop big commercial agriculture in residential-zoned areas.

    The county helped him rezone his land, but he still isn't happy about the fine for the earlier off-zoning activities:
    http://www.aolnews.com/nation/articl...-saga/19633544

    So basically this is resolved. It was a business/residential zoning issue, not a "ZOMG VEGGIES BAD" issue.
    "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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    Good! Glad that's cleared up!
    The senate bill I mentioned is still a potential threat to small farms-
    http://www.cornucopia.org/2010/09/ac...-vote-pending/

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    Oh, definitely agreed -- will call today!

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    i'm 2 hours west of you jane, in jackson

    i'm glad that they got it settled

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