Russia’s Tax-Free Food Freedom

More than a decade ago Russian officials estimated that about 70 percent of the Russian population operated 35 million small family garden plots.

Their production amounted to 50 percent of the nation’s milk supply, 60 percent of its meat supply, 87 percent of its fruit and berry supply, 77 percent of its vegetable supply and a whopping 92 percent of its potato supply.

Unlike America, whose officials have sold out to the chemical and GMO-laden industrialized food monopoly while harassing and penalizing family growers, this amazing accomplishment inspired the Russian Government to pass the Private Garden Plot Act in 2003 to encourage even more individual food enterprise.

This act entitles every Russian citizen to a private plot of land at no charge, tax free and with no government meddling. The plots range from 2.2 acres to 6.8 acres, according to Natural News writer Jonathan Benson, quoting thebovine.wordpress.com.

Benson points out admiringly that with only 110 days of growing season annually, Russian home gardens and tiny farms account for more than 50 percent of the nation’s total agricultural output. Imagine the possibilities for individual, family and community food production in America, with its far more benevolent growing seasons should our government actually encourage such food freedom and sustainability!

In your dreams! you might think. But the demand for clean, local, organic food is growing in leaps and bounds, along with the suspicion that something’s causing our epidemic of lifestyle diseases.

Could it be our woefully dysfunctional and nutrient-deficient food chain, with its focus on quantity and profits rather than quality?

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