Might the FDA, In Its Vendetta Against a Raw Milk Cheese Maker, Possibly Stub Its Toe By Interfering with Local Production? At first glance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s two-year legal assault on Estrella Family Creamery in Washington state appears entirely vindictive. The FDA seems intent on using its enormous enforcement powers to cruelly […]
Podcast with Dan Ravicher, Esq. by Judith McGeary, Esq.
Episode 1 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is an interview with Dan Ravicher, the lead attorney in the farmers’ lawsuit against Monsanto. Over 80 farmers and farming organizations, including the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, have taken on the Goliath of the agricultural world in a
Falls Church, Virginia (August 28, 2012) — Wisconsin dairy farmer, Vernon Hershberger of Loganville, has retained the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) to represent him in his upcoming criminal trial on four misdemeanor counts for alleged violations of the Wisconsin food and dairy code. The trial was originally supposed to take place on September 25
Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, September 21 – 23, 2012! Bring your family to a fun-filled sustainable lifestyle event, packed with hands-on workshops and demonstrations on renewable energy, small-scale farming, green building, organic gardening and more! The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense is stepping up this year to help the Weston A. Price Foundation provide three full days […]
Falls Church, VA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Last month Armand and Teddi Bechard entered into a consent agreement with the State of Missouri, ending a case that began in 2009. On two occasions in the spring of 2009, undercover agents from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department allegedly purchased raw milk at the Bechard’s central delivery point, a health food store parking lot in Springfield.
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 […]