June 14, 2010

State targets organic fertilizer, freedoms

By State targets organic fertilizer, freedoms

Author: Timothy Sandefur

My article on my "worm poop" case was published in the North County Times on Sunday. Excerpt:

bureaucrats are now seeking to expand their authority in ways nobody ever foresaw. California's pesticide regulations are essential to protecting people against dangerous chemical poisons. Certainly when those regulations were written, there was no intention that they would apply to natural, nonpoisonous garden soil. Yet today, bureaucrats are trying to stretch the regulations to burden entrepreneurs such as George Hahn and his harmless, organic alternative to chemical poisons.

Just as plants need healthy soil, so economic prosperity and technical innovation need freedom to grow. George Hahn and the countless other entrepreneurs in California whose creativity and hard work are crucial to our economic health need protection against overreaching government.

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