Consumer Rights are Under Attack

Cause-specific passion is evident in Kennedy's voice as he speaks of other government actions that are harming, not helping, the small farmer. "The FDA," he continues, "has also been part of raids of other food clubs, including two raids in Los Angeles where thousands of dollars of food products were destroyed and three people affiliated with the club were arrested and charged with felonies connected with selling and distributing raw dairy products. The FDA has also participated in several raids of a Pennsylvania farmer." Despite ringing phones in the background and a rushed tone to his voice, one senses Kennedy could speak a very long time about other attacks on American farmers. "The FDA took part in a raid in a Cincinnati parking lot where a farmer distributing raw milk to people who had ownership interests in the cows boarded on the farmer's property had raw milk and other products seized by government officials."