Emergency Suit Filed to Stop DBOC Closure

by admin on July 22, 2014

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Local Businesses at Risk If Drakes Bay Oyster Company Is Shut Down on July 31
SAN FRANCISCO—(July 22, 2014 – Globe Newswire)—Late last Thursday night, West Marin businesses and others that directly depend on the continued operation of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company filed an emergency action to stop its closure by the federal  [Read more]

Episode 17: Trust Your Gut with Kombucha and More!

July 18, 2014

Episode 17 of the Food Rights Hour podcast features an interview with Hannah Crum, the Kombucha Mamma, about the probiotic beverage, kombucha; a healthy habit tip on healthy summer beverages with Tara Rayburn; and a public health study on vitamin D, cold sores and Alzheimer’s with Dr. Sylvia Onusic.  [Read more]

FTCLDF 2013 Summary

July 8, 2014

Since its inception in 2007, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (“FTCLDF” or the “Fund”) has worked to establish and protect the rights of farmers to direct market the products of the farm and the rights of consumers to obtain the foods of their choice from the source of their choice.
This summary covers the Fund’s work during 2013 and the first half of 2014.  [Read more]

Landmark Agriculture Bill Now Law in Virginia

July 1, 2014
Martha Boneta & Cow

New Law Reaffirms the Right to Farm and Grants Freedom from Government Overreach
PARIS, VA—July 1, 2014—The bill, HB 268 (SB 51), becomes law in Virginia today, protecting certain activities at agricultural operations from local regulation. This statewide non-partisan legislation was driven by grassroots organizations and individuals in  [Read more]

FDA Driving Illinois Raw Milk Regulations

June 23, 2014
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Next month, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is scheduled to introduce in the Illinois Register proposed regulations on the production and sale of raw milk in the state–regulations that a number of Illinois raw milk producers believe could put them out of business.
The proposed regulations include the following provisions for raw milk producers:
A producer with even just one cow or goat would  [Read more]