Food marketing claims have always stretched the truth. How many “miracle cures” or “superfoods” have been pitched to us over the years? But some recent trends are taking dishonest marketing tactics to a whole new level.
Letters to the Editor
Just in time for the new year, Congressional Republicans and Democrats ironed out their differences and agreed upon a new farm bill. Unlike some farm bills in years past, the 2018 version drew broad bipartisan support, passing the Senate 87-13 and the House 369-47. Farm bills typically are only renewed every five years, making each one incredibly important for the agricultural community.
In a recent missive from Representative Jason Smith entitled “The Wrong Way” he lists facts that are mostly wrong. It is correct that America is a nation of immigrants, ask any of the First Nation Peoples. The statement “to enter our country the right way – legally and by swearing an oath to our Constitution” is wrong.
I know I should be spending this rare spare moment to write about the subjects on which I try to focus: Integrated Pest Management and the irrational chemical dependency of modern agriculture and pest control. But, I find myself once again distracted by the news, and I feel the need to address another issue in the mainstream media.
Imagine a statute that allowed a person to be criminally tried, convicted and punished for driving under the influence, and upon release from imprisonment that same person could then be civilly tried and civilly committed under the same set of facts of the previous crimes in which they were imprisoned.