Food Rights Updates: CT Raw Milk, ME Food Sovereignty & FDA Oversight in TX


Connecticut Herdshare Bill Now Law: Connecticut became the sixth state to pass legislation increasing access to raw milk in 2015 when Governor Dannel Malloy signed Senate Bill 360 (SB 360) into law on June 23rd. The bill legalizes the “transfer or exchange of raw milk between persons…

2015 Annual Appeal FundRAISER: Food Freedom Vigilance

Sally Fallon Morell

Dear Friend of Real Food,

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” – Thomas Jefferson

If vigilance is the price of freedom, the work of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) and its members has been a beacon of vigilance helping restore basic food freedoms to people across the United States.

Food Police Blotter: Backyard Chickens in New Milford, NJ


The Food Police Blotter tracks the actions of government agencies in denying the right to produce, sell, obtain and consume the foods of our choice. This open letter from Jeff DelVecchio describes how it was not his local zoning department but rather the town Board of Health that prohibited him from

State Raw Milk Legislation Recap

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This year has been a productive session for legislation increasing access to raw milk. While there is still resistance to raw milk legislation, opposition has declined overall around the country. With deaths being attributed to the consumption of cheese and ice cream made with

Judge Rules Berglund Not in Contempt for Refusing MDA Inspection


In a ruling paving the way for a possible precedent-setting court decision on food freedom in Minnesota, Cook County District Judge Michael J. Cuzzo has denied the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) request to hold dairy farmer Dave Berglund in contempt for refusing to

Ranchers Are Not Criminals…for Now


The latest from Paradise Ranch: The judge has ordered that all the animals we are charged with neglecting be forfeited unless we pay a bond of $39,780 by 4 p.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, June 11. Unless we come up with the money by that time, 35 of our animals (cows and their calves, yearlings, and a boar) will be forfeited.

How the National Park Service Shut Down a California Treasure


Who is going to hold the National Park Service accountable for its illegal actions that lead to the closure of Drakes Bay Oyster Company? Here is Kevin Lunny’s testimony before a congressional subcommittee about how this rogue agency shut down a California institution through fraudulent