Spilled Milk Soon to Cause More Tears

Via Alex Tabarrok comes remarkable news:

New Environmental Protection Agency regulations treat spilled milk like oil, requiring farmers to build extra storage tanks and form emergency spill plans.

Local farming advocates says it’s ridiculous to regulate a liquid with a small percentage of butter fat the same way as the now-infamous BP oil spill.

“It’s just another, unnecessary over-regulation by the government just lacking any common sense,” said Bill Robb, dairy educator for Michigan State University Extension….

The EPA regulations state that “milk typically contains a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil. Thus, containers storing milk are subject to the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Program rule when they meet the applicability criteria …”

When a container of milk or yogurt spills in a supermarket, is the HazMat team to be called in?

It was bad enough when the government subsidized and promoted toxic omega-6-rich soybean, corn, and canola oils, to the point that we can hardly find a supermarket food without them. Now they want to treat healthy animal and dairy fats as toxins.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)

One should not discount the possibility that a special place in hell has been prepared for the US government.

  1. … that last line made me laugh out loud. indeed. well said.

  2. Absurd! What happens if a wee one getting his momma’s milk spills some? Sheesh!!

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