By David Gumpert
The Complete Patient
Mass. Hearing Update (1:45 pm ET): MA DAR hearing ends after 3 1/2 hrs, 49 people testifying…48 oppose DAR crackdown.
I guess I’m feeling a lot of gratitude these days. Last week, I was thanking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clarifying its position on food and health rights (that we have none). Today, I want to express thanks to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR).
After reading the comments following my previous post, I’ve come to realize MDAR, with its 5 p.m. Friday press release, provided us with an important “teachable moment.” What can we learn?
Most important, we learned, once again, that the opposition to the Food Right movement whether MDAR, MDPH, NY Ag & Markets, WI DATCP, FDA, is playing hard ball. If you don’t know what I mean by hard ball, read, or re-read, “The Prince” by Machiavelli.
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