Archives for April 30, 2015

Lawmakers Want FDA To Crack Down On Soap Makers

Peo­ple who are try­ing to do good for their fam­i­lies and the plan­et by liv­ing a sim­ple life based on tra­di­tion­al skills are fac­ing yet anoth­er assault. Arti­sanal soap mak­ers say new reg­u­la­tions, pro­posed by Sen­a­tor Dianne Fein­stein (D-Cal­i­­for­­nia) and Sen­a­tor Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of busi­ness. Many soap mak­ers are rur­al […]

Oyster Farmer: ‘We Are Terrified’ Of The Government

Drakes Bay Oys­ter Com­pa­ny oper­at­ed in Point Reyes for decades until Nation­al Park Ser­vice offi­cials used fal­si­fied data to force Kevin Lunny’s fam­i­­ly-run oys­ter farm to shut down. The expe­ri­ence has left its mark on Lun­ny: “We are ter­ri­fied,” he told law­mak­ers dur­ing a hear­ing Thurs­day. “Let me be clear, we did not fail as […]