FDA Driving Illinois Raw Milk Regulations

by Pete Kennedy, Esq. on June 23, 2014

Raw Milk

UPDATE: Proposed Regulations Published Sep. 5 – See Action Alert
 
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.  [Read more]

Why We Must Save the Drakes Bay Oyster Farm

September 8, 2014
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In July, restaurateurs and others affected by the scheduled closure of Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) filed a second lawsuit to keep DBOC in operation. The original lawsuit was filed in December 2012 by DBOC itself. Long-time DBOC supporter, Sarah Rolph, discusses the latest lawsuit and the importance of keeping a community treasure in operation at the Point Reyes National Seashore.
 
The Drakes Bay Oyster Farm is an historic cultural resource, having been in operation over 80 years. Virtually every government  [Read more]

Win a Trip for Two to the Shenandoah Valley!

August 12, 2014
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Winning Entry Announced!
Enter Now for an exciting chance to win an all-expense paid getaway for two to the historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, Virginia for Food Freedom Fest September 5-6, 2014.
 
Arrive Thursday, September 4 to enjoy dinner with Nourished Kitchen’s Jenny McGruther AND Sarah Pope, The Healthy Home Economist.  [Read more]

USDA Doesn’t Need Submachine Guns
Action Alert

August 2, 2014
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Ask Your U.S. Representative to Co-Sponsor HR 4934
 
The recent solicitation by USDA for submachine guns raised concern among farmers and local food consumers. Why would an agency tasked with regulating agriculture in our country need such weapons?  [Read more]

Vote NO and Protect Missouri Family Farms
Action Alert

August 1, 2014
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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
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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]

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