Nanny State Madness
Public Enemy #1: Artisanal Cheese
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  • LivingRock

    “In our weaker moments we can sympathize with those who want to crush the new upper-class foodie culture…” TAI

    An easy group target indeed, and I appreciate some snark every once in a while. But the “foodie culture” is very DIY and represents an important piece of the service economy that TAI touts for good reason. Nevermind the “organic” and anti-GMO nonsense that is congruent with the culture, nobody’s perfect.

  • Dan

    First they came for the cheese boards, but I did not speak up because I was lactose intolerant…..

  • Andrew Allison

    Hmmmm, you don’t suppose this could have more to do with banning the importation of foreign cheese for the benefit of domestic tasteless cheese manufacturers than the danger from Listeria monocytogenes?

  • JollyGreenChemist

    “Blessed are the cheesemakers.”

    • f1b0nacc1

      More of a metaphor, don’t you think? I suspect that he was referring to all manufacturers of dairy products

  • LarryD

    I remember reading that research on cutting boards showed that wooden cutting boards had *less* bacteria than plastic or glass. Why was still needing research.

    I think the people responsible for this policy need to be examined by five shrinks, and if, after a thorough two year psychiatric exam, the board can *unanimously* certify them not only sane but free of neuroses, then reinstated. Otherwise, retired on a mental disability.

    And future FDA efforts should start with the very important people in D.C., the Congressional cafeterias, all the vending machines and restaurants catering to the bureaucrats and staff.

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