Really, California? Really with the fruit? Again? Really? For those who don't know, I briefly twittered about the border patrol in California that is doing a suberb job of protecting the people of California from out-of-state fruits.
(Not so good a job at protecting people from illegals from other countries who run into cars filled with children on the highway and then flee the scene, but I digress.)
They are, however, EXCELLENT at protecting the people of California from fresh fruits, vegetables, and raw dairy products. Which is kind of ironic if you think about it because a good portion of our nation's produce is grown IN California...and good portion of that is organic. Kind of doesn't make sense, does it?
Anyways...back at the end of June, they raided the Rawesome Foods Co-op warehouse in Venice, CA. No one's quite sure why, though.
Perhaps they're just bored? Find the fruit easier to tame than people coming illegally from another country? The fruit charge more for day labor?
For the record, it is not illegal to sell raw milk or raw milk products in California. (For info on the raw milk laws in your area, check out Real Milk courtesy of the Weston Price Foundation.)
So...if it's not illegal to grow or sell produce and it's not illegal to manufacture or sell raw milk or raw milk products, then what was the problem? Surely there must be SOME logic to it, though, right? Please tell me there is. I cannot for the life of me imagine what that logic might be, but I have to believe that somehow, someway there is a logical reason for them raiding a raw foods health store with their GUNS DRAWN!!!
I guess that kind of makes sense, though. I remember that robbery last spring when a band of rabid strawberries stormed into a bank like a S.W.A.T team and took everyone down with their automatic weapons. Or maybe it was because of that hoard of raw milk jugs and raw yogurt containers that went throughout LA randomly attacking people without provocation? Yup. DEFINITELY a reason to go into a health food store with RAW fruits, veggies, and dairy products ready to defend yourself against the heavily armed produce and dairy products. Definitely a reason.
Thank goodness we have the police to protect us from that nasty, chemical-infested, rabid, gun-toting raw, organic food!
(You can find detailed info on the raid and the charges directly from the owner of Rawesome Foods himself here.)