The Food Bill Deconstructed


I’ve been hearing about this Food Bill for months now. Facebook sources tell me the Government is going to fine us for growing carrots and lock us up for giving away our excess marrows. Hell, I’ve got so many oversized zucchini’s that I don’t know what I’d do if it was illegal to give them to my friends. I decided I’d better take a look for myself.

What a stupid idea THAT was. The select committee report, including the bill as amended, ran to 378 pages of meticulously crafted tedium. Only another late night reader of legislative material can comprehend the depths of stupification of which I write. By the time I got to the end I felt as braindead as Paul Holmes on Waitangi morning.

What comes next is not legal advice – or easy reading. This is just a general explanation of what I think the bill means…

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