You Can Fight for Food Sovereignty
I am compelled to share this excellent food politics post and urge you to take action:
In summary, a small-town farmer in Maine, who happens to reside in a town where the local government has declared "Food Sovereignty," is being sued by the state for producing and selling Real Food. The Food Sovereignty movement in Maine began in Sedgwick and grew to a handful of other small towns.
The town unanimously passed an ordinance giving its citizens the right “to produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing.” This includes raw milk, locally slaughtered meats, and just about anything else you can imagine. It’s also a decided bucking of state and federal laws. -- Food Renegade
The concept of declaring Food Sovereignty is brilliant and long overdue...if Blue Hill, ME falls to big gov't (whose witch hunt is of course prompted by big ag interests), where is the hope for the rest of us? We should all get involved to promote similar ordinances in our towns.
Please act on the plight of farmer Dan Brown and write to the Maine politicians involved (see info at the end of the abovementioned post.)