Oppose Amendment #1 Change to State Constitution
On August 5, 2014, Missouri voters will decide on whether to pass Constitutional Amendment #1, also known as the “Right to Farm Amendment” (aka the “Right to Harm” amendment).
While the right to farm is something everyone should support, Amendment One serves as a bio-tech/concentrated  [Read more]

Food Freedom Fest Celebrates Local Food Hero

July 28, 2014

Supporters Gather to Hone Activist Skills
Staunton, VA–-(July 24, 2014)-—Farmers, foodies, politicians and others dedicated to advancing food freedom unite for a weekend festival in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia on September 5-6, 2014. Organized by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), Food Freedom Fest is a fun, educational gathering for anyone who  [Read more]

Emergency Suit Filed to Stop DBOC Closure

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]