When an over-zealous regulator shows up at a farm dinner demanding that food be destroyed as hungry guests await, who do you call? Here’s Laura’s account written as a letter to her guests who had come to Quail Hollow Farm expecting a meal of foods harvested from local small family farms. This incident shows the […]
On December 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2751, the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act” (formerly S.510). On Sunday night, December 19, the Senate passed FSMA by unanimous consent without a recorded vote after substituting its language in H.R. 2751 (originally titled, “Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act”–one of the “Cash for […]
On December 10 Rae Lynn Sandvig, a Bloomington raw milk and local food consumer, received a letter from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) informing her that MDA had “scheduled an administrative meeting concerning your sales of food, your actions assisting in the sale of raw milk from your home in Bloomington, Minnesota, and the sale of food from the Traditional Foods Warehouse (TFW)….” TFW is a private buyers club located in Minneapolis.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuC6nws6Jcg] Minnesota Events January 28, 2011 – Friday Macalester College, Kagin Commons – St. Paul 1-5 p.m. Grassroots Training Session 7-9 p.m. Consumer Free Choice Fundraiser
So a department that discourages the consumption of raw milk is trying to extract money from those it would put out of business.
For the past month, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been working to erode the freedom of the state’s residents to obtain the food of their choice from the source of their choice, particularly raw milk. Through various enforcement actions taken since the last week in May, MDA has created a chilling effect on […]
The morning of June 2, 2010 started out like most other busy days on the farm of Vernon & Erma Hershberger and their family of eight boys and one girl, ranging in age from 18 down to 2 years. Shortly before 10:00 a.m., Vernon went to pick up some equipment from a neighboring farm. Immediately […]
FDA’s Response to FTCLDF Suit over Interstate Raw Milk Ban Update: Case dismissed but achieved significant results, see April 4, 2012 post Click here for details on the case Sign federal petition: Support HR 1830 to allow the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption. April 26, 2010 On April 26, the United States […]
Food bill de-regulating raw and local foods moves into House Legislation to allow the sale of raw milk, homemade food products, and other direct-to-consumer goods has finally passed committee and entered the House. Known as the Wyoming Food Freedom Act, the bill would allow local food producers, farmers, home crafters, and more to sell their […]