National, State and Local

Maine town declares Food Sovereignty


Sedgwick, Maine has done what no other town in the United States has done. 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.  Read more at FoodRenegade.com  Update:  The legality of the ordinance at the State and federal level has not yet been determined, but it has been a symbolic victory for those who support local, sustainable food systems guided by completely free markets. See a map at Grown in the City.com  PS, NC has one on the map.

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