Sterling Ambivalence (sterlingnorth) wrote,
Sterling Ambivalence

Veggie Slander

Yesterday I wrote about the clout of agriculture in this state.

And that's before I knew about the Veggie Hate Crimes Act. It seems you are not allowed to say untrue things about produce in this state.

This gives eggplant more protection than politicians.

The statute allows "agricultural producers to recover damages for the disparagement of any perishable agricultural product" produced in Florida.

Simply put, I can say Dick Cheney will kill us all without basing it on "reliable, scientific facts." But I can't say that about eggplant.

Orlando Sentinel

Yes, America! Florida is stealing Texas's bad ideas and making them its own!
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