FTCLDF Case Updates

by gary on April 14, 2015

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The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund’s General Counsel Gary Cox provides the rundown on the cases he’s currently handling. Everyone represented in court by FTCLDF is a member of the organization.  [Read more]

The Breakthrough in Wyoming

March 31, 2015
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​The Wyoming Food Freedom Act (WFFA), which became law on March 3, has set the bar high for efforts at similar legislation elsewhere in the United States of America. Under the WFFA, the production and sale within Wyoming of any food except meat products by a producer direct to the “informed end consumer” is not subject to licensing or inspection  [Read more]

Triumph Tempered by Loss – Utah HB 104 Signed into Law but Proponent Passes Away

March 26, 2015
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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—(March 26, 2015)—Tuesday was a day of both excitement and tragedy for the Patterson family, owners and operators of Red Acre Farms CSA in Southern Utah. Symbria and Sara, a mother and daughter team have been working hard for months for the passage of a bill that would allow Utah residents to operate or participate in “herd share” programs in  [Read more]

From the Director’s Desk: Food Safety, Pasteurization and Blue Bell Creameries

March 20, 2015
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Some weeks, fate makes funny things fall across your plate at the same time. As I was reading about a recent listeria outbreak from pasteurized ice cream, someone sent me a food safety blog post, which mentions the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, concerning the dangers of raw milk. The below  [Read more]

State Raw Milk Bills – 2015 Update

March 13, 2015
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It’s been a productive legislative session for raw milk so far. As usual, a number of bills have been introduced this session to legalize or expand raw milk sales or distribution. Two have already passed into law with the possibility of several others to follow. The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) has worked in support of  [Read more]

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