Supreme Court strikes down federal raisin program as unconstitutional

Richard Wolf USA Today 6/22/2015

WASHINGTON — Score one for the little guy.

The Supreme Court sided with a renegade raisin farmer Monday in his battle against a federal program designed to keep excess raisins off the market.

A majority of justices ruled that the Agriculture Department program, which seizes excess raisins from producers in […]

Obama’s ex-Ebola czar warns of other danger: too much government growth

Michael Dorstewitz BizPac Review 3/23/2015

A Democratic operative and former Obama Ebola czar made a stunning admission in a magazine column published Sunday — that government is getting too big, and federal regulations pose a hindrance to growth.

“Recent developments in Washington, especially the Obama administration’s greater desire to flex its regulatory muscles in several […]

Another Government Diet Disaster In The Making

Terry Jones Investors.com 2/20/2015

From the same people who brought you four decades of increasing obesity based on their nutritional “science,” comes new guidelines that include taxes on dessert, plant-based diets, demonization of meat and electronic monitoring of your habits.

Never fear, the food police are here.

This list of intrusive, big-government insanity is brought […]

Seed Libraries Struggle With State Laws Limiting Exchanges

Scott McFetridge Associated Press via ABC News 12/28/2014

For thousands of years, people have exchanged seeds to grow terrific tomatoes or produce the perfect potato, but a new effort to loan and borrow seeds has created a conflict between well-meaning gardeners and state agriculture officials who feel obligated to enforce laws restricting the practice.

Seed […]

USDA Suggests Changes to Grocery Stores to ‘Nudge’ Consumers to Eat Healthy

Talking shopping carts, spotlighting on vegetables

Elizabeth Harrington The Washington Free Beacon 7/15/2014

…“These strategies, in particular, draw on principles of behavioral economics to nudge consumers towards healthier choices,” the report said.

The panel came up with six preferred strategies: discount coupons for SNAP recipients; rebates of up to $60 for healthy purchases on EBT […]

Muslim Group Pushes for Taxpayer-Funded Halal Food in NYC Public Schools

Pamela Geller Atlas Shrugs 3/13/2014

The relentless push to islamicize the public square, and in this case the public school, escalates in New York City. Fresh on the heels of Muslim school holidays comes this demand for halal food in the New York City public schools.

According to these well-coached children, the vegetarian option is […]