Maine towns outlaw federal government intervention in the food supply. The most successful model I’ve seen for local agriculture is the “Breaking Bad” model — food trade is done outside of all government surveillance or intervention, as if it were methamphetamine.
February 2nd, 2014
Updated 02/02/2014 at 1:53 am
Sedgwick, Maine, the first town in the US to legalize any kind of food transaction as free and legal in order to keep the right to produce raw milk, organic produce, free-range eggs, and more, is revolutionizing the way America keeps its food rights – including saying no to GMOs. In other words, it is the first town to declare food sovereignty while opposing both state and federal laws.
The town has passed an ordinance that protects citizens’ rights to “produce, sell, purchase, and consume any food of their choosing.” The ordinance laughs in the face of FDA regulations and their hodge-podge way of giving food a rubber stamp of approval, especially GMO. Three additional towns in Maine are expected to pass similar ordinances as well.
The move is somewhat similar to a move one England…
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