I got this in the comments section at Uppity Woman’s yesterday (h/t Swell)
The Miami City Commission is set to consider a proposal next month that would prohibit unauthorized people and groups from feeding the homeless downtown, an ordinance proponents say will cut down on litter and ensure the safety of the food the homeless do eat.
SURE! At about $125.00 for the course and another $35.00 or so for the certification exam how many people are taking that test?
This, of course, has been going on for years. Restaurants and grocery stores throw out tons and tons of food on a daily basis. Can’t be having the homeless or the food banks suing if somebody gets sick now can we? Or- perhaps the mega stores just figure if they give the apple with a bruise to the food bank then people will just go to the food bank instead of spending money in their big box stores? Are the restaurants getting the same idea? If we allow people to feed the hungry they won’t come in and buy?
Perhaps something more behind this? I found this today-
Tomatoes aren’t the only produce affected — peppers, green beans, strawberries, squash and eggplant crops are all having problems. Customers complain the produce is either too ripe or not ripe enough.
Think this is new? It’s not-
So shortages of food? Products coming in form Mexico? (maybe trying to get the crop pickers to go home?) Let’s not be giving leftovers to homeless people- oh no!
Or is this perhaps the result of Al Gore’s global warming? The world is turned upside down and Florida is now the arctic? Will we be importing our food from Antarctica next? Perhaps grow tomatoes on those icebergs that are floating around?
Get your seed catalogs folks!
I was just doing my morning rounds of the blogs and saw that mcnorman has a post very relevant to this one
I should have put at the end of the post- make sure your seeds are NOT genetically altered! If at all possible buy local and buy heirloom! Use the seed catalogs to plan out what you will plant and then look for local farmers for your seeds or seedlings. We are very fortunate to live in an area with lots of Amish so finding heirloom plants is not so hard. Beware the genetically altered seeds!