To the editor:
What's with the Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and with the Wisconsin Public Health Association? I read in your June 14 issue that they both opposed the common-sense rule changes mentioned in your article, “Senate committee backs sale of home-baked goods.”
Their members who oppose these sales sit in their taxpayer-funded offices reading propaganda handouts from multinational food processors which have become increasingly concentrated and powerful and at the same time, increasingly paranoid about competition from even the tiniest competitors in the marketplace.
How about they sponsor some new peer-reviewed studies in scientific journals if they think home kitchens are so dangerous? Never happen, because the studies already done show that large food production and processing entities (the source of the anti-mom and pop kitchen propaganda) that distribute over huge national and international territories are the source of the vast majority of deaths or hospitalizations related to food, not Aunt Nellie's church fundraiser pastry sales.