Emily Wilson wrote:
Imagine a different scenario, in which I could give Julie $400 to walk onto her farm, shoot her pig, drag it home and cut it up myself. She would get double the profit. I would get a cheaper pig. Plus, I would be able to ensure the pig had died in the most humane way possible, something that no slaughterhouse can guarantee. I think it would be reasonable to limit me from turning around and selling the meat to unsuspecting consumers, but what on earth would be the harm in me consuming it myself?
Su Ba wrote: Here in Hawaii in order to sell honey it has to be processed in a certified commercial kitchen. But there is a small producer exemption. I don't recall off hand what it is, but something like 10 gallons a year. That allows backyard beekeepers to legally sell their honey. I like that idea and would like to see it applied to all ag products.
But I definitely feel your pain about the whole legality mess. Perhaps some civil disobedience is in order?
Dave Burton wrote:I don't know. I think the simplest disobedience would be to disregard it and prove that you know proper safety techniques by not getting anyone sick with your food. Maybe even invite the government over for dinner, get the whole city community involved...