Missouri’s farmstead cheesemaker remains shut down and is in the process of appealing the judge’s ruling. The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) got involved in the case from the very beginning, and the Dixons are very thankful that they had somewhere to turn in their hour of crisis. Joe Dixon has had to go on […]
It’s important to know before you go to any event involving acts of civil disobedience. We applaud the courage of those who stand up for their rights and the rights of others. Courage comes from knowing the risks and going forward in spite of them. Although attorneys of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund cannot condone acts of civil disobedience, members are welcome to inquire about
June was a great month for food freedom in New Hampshire–one in which the state did right by its motto, “live free or die”. Two different bills were signed into law which will potentially set a favorable precedent elsewhere for those producers selling raw milk and those consumers trying to obtain the food of their […]
Aggressive regulators interfering with lemonade stands and raw milk with cookies have pushed fed-up parents to stage a protest on August 18 on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in acts of civil disobedience against laws restricting food freedom of choice. The following
Joel Salatin opens the gates wide to Polyface each year to help FTCLDF raise money to help farmers in need. He’s doing it again this year on September 8. In fact, Joel knows only to well how FTCLDF attorneys can help. In his five years as a loyal member, he’s called on the attorneys’ expertise […]
It costs money, lots of money, to defend these lives and livelihoods and the right of food choice.
• in the life of a farm family at the end of their rope, dealing with the government officials hassling them about minutiae, while farm chores can’t wait.
Despite the summer heat wave and temperatures above 106 degrees, nearly 200 supporters of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) celebrated the 5th Anniversary of its founding on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
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The event began with a tour of Geoffrey and Sally Morell’s new farm, P.A. Bowen Farmstead in southern Maryland. Afterwards, guests
If everything that has been happening in recent months isn’t enough to convince you that we’re in for the fight of our lives, to protect something as basic as what we will feed our families (or the medical care they do or do not receive), then maybe the following from Elizabeth Gamsky Rich, Esq. will convince you. Elizabeth is an attorney and Vice President of the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and she spoke in May at a fundraiser dinner in St. Louis… “We are at war. It is a war. It’s a war to protect our right to food freedom
On April 1, 2012, an Invasive Species Order (ISO) issued by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) went into effect despite infringing upon private property rights, criminalizing swine pet owners, depriving small hog farms of earning a livelihood from their investment in breeding heritage swine, and denying consumers the freedom to obtain the pork of their choice. Even restaurant owners and gourmet chefs are
We are now approaching the fifth anniversary of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) and I couldn’t be prouder of the work this organization has done. I believe there is no more important organization to safeguard real foods from the perils of modern day thinking (bigger is better), trumped up food safety concerns and government penchant for overregulation at the expense of