My name is Joe Tittiger , and I live in Webster County Missouri.
I moved to this area 7 years ago, fleeing the insanity of urban living in Fort Myers FL. A local organization, “Well Fed Neighbor“, ( I am sure many of you were familiar with them) was sounding the alarm, that even in rural MO, we were not food self sufficient, certainly not to the degree that we were 100 years ago. That was an important message. The problem is where they stopped. Where they failed to go. That is where Food Freedom Ministry see’s its future.
What good is raising local food, when the farmer/home-owner/artisan food crafter can’t sell what they produce to their neighbors?
I have quickly discovered that we have a thick web of illegitimate laws, that try to prevent us from exercising the plethora of our God given rights, that would be involved. One thing that these laws do is make it a crime to earn an honest living, as the highest profits come from vertical integration of of products. (I will get into more effects of these “laws”, as we go along.) And doing so is not allowed in “the land of the free”. But of course you can always buy the permission to do things in the homeland – and pass that cost onto your customers, thus often pricing your product out of your customers reach, if reaching the financially challenged is your mission.
I warn you that I am an iconoclast. I am also truth seeker. I have had some great teachers. Scripture is one teacher, it has a repetitive message of seeking truth and justice. Of having valid legitimate law. Jesus Christ was also a truth seeker, and iconoclast, he spoke truth to power and he like many of the apostles was put to death for doing so. Being a truth seeker, and speaking truth to power does not make one popular, but I think that we are all commanded to do so regardless, of what evil in high places may try to do to us. So here goes, and “Justice be Done May the Heavens Fall”
I HAVE A DREAM
Like Martin Luther King, I have a dream….. I dream of a free country where one can obtain healthy, affordable food. As things now stand we are all forced to consume only foods that the government food monopoly provides. Or more accurately “allows”. It is my contention that very little of this food is safe, it is certainly not accurately labeled, as far as ingredients, nor it’s possible health benefits. 1 2 One can not even trust the “Organic” label 1 2 as it has been co-opted by big agriculture, and is often misleading and inaccurate.
“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” ~Ephesians 5:11
As a quick example of not being able to obtain healthy food, through the government food monopoly, let’s look at supermarket “heavy cream”. It is impossible to find cream that has not been ultrapasterized 1 and it’s proteins denatured lowering the nutritional value of the food, and quite possibly making the proteins harmful to the human body. All of the beneficial and probiotic bacteria in the cream are also killed. Various beneficial enzymes are destroyed. Finally they put the cream in a BPA lined paper carton. This frankenfood is the only form of heavy cream that is allowed in the US food monopoly. Welcome to “the land of the free”.