Friday, February 10, 2012

"State Judge Rules You have no Right to Consume Foods of Your Choice; Now Monsanto Lawyer"

"In a ruling last fall, Wisconsin judge Patrick Fiedler ruled against a family that produced raw milk. In his ruling, he held that the plaintiffs “operate a dairy farm,” and thus had to comply with State law in that regard.

Much more disturbingly, however, Fiedler ruled that the plaintiffs had “no fundamental right” to consume foods of their choice, or even to “own a cow” and “consume milk from their own cow.”

In a clarification to his ruling, the judge wrote that the plaintiffs (and thus people in general),

“Do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;”
“Do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;”
“Do not have a fundamental right to board their cow at the farm of a farmer;” and
“Do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice;” and
Cannot enter into private contracts “outside the scope of the State’s police power.”
Perhaps thanks to this enforcement of the Corporate-State alliance against individual freedom, Judge Fiedler found himself a new gig:

Former judge Patrick J. Fiedler now works for Axley Brynelson, LLP, which defended Monsanto against a patent infringement case filed by Australian firm, Genetic Technologies, Ltd. (GTL) in early 2010.

GTL had sued several biotechnology firms, a medical lab and a crime lab that had used its patented methods for analyzing DNA sequences. Though a federal case, the district court which heard the matter sits in Dane County, Wisconsin, where Fiedler coincidentally served as a state judge"

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