Government wants to be “the big cheese” in every way in every area of life. That’s why we can’t have nice things.
I saw this mentioned in some libertarian blogs a couple of days ago, but now it has received mainstream attention. The FDA has, without any reason to show that health and wellbeing is endangered, decided to obstruct the production of quality cheese. As the San Francisco Chronicle headlined a nice slideshow of scenes of cheese, “FDA decision puts cheese-making in peril.”
The New York Times explains,
A decision by the Food and Drug Administration to question the use of wooden planks to age some cheeses has produced a stink that rivals Limburger, prompting an uproar among the artisanal cheese makers and consumers who fear they might lose access to products like obscure blue cheeses from Vermont and imported Parmigiano-Reggiano.
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