21 Aug '11, 11am

As Obama pushes for rural jobs, his regulators obliterate them

As Obama pushes for rural jobs, his regulators obliterate them

President Obama has been talking up rural job creation even as his regulators discourage it. Photo: Will Merydith When I'm not writing about food rights, I serve on the board of a small high-tech information service company that is growing quickly by serving a global market. Earlier this week, we had a board meeting -- it felt refreshing to be bouncing around ideas for increasing market share, dealing with competitors, starting new partnerships, and bringing aboard new talent to handle emerging sales initiatives. It was refreshing because it was a stark contrast to covering the crackdown around the country by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other agencies on producers and distributors of nutrient-dense foods -- in California against Rawesome Food Club and the operators of small raw dairy herdshares, and in Pennsylvania against Amish farmer Daniel Allgyer and the ...

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