Joel Salatin testified on April 30, 2015 before a legislative committee in favor of a state constitutional amendment in Maine on the Right to Food. Below is the text of his remarks.
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
RECLUSE, WY—(February 17, 2015)—The Wyoming Food Freedom Act [HB0056] has passed the Wyoming House of Representatives by a 60–0 vote and has cleared the Senate Agriculture Committee. The bill will now be heard by the full Senate; if passed, the bill will be sent to Governor Mead’s desk for
Protecting our small farmers with a 2-tier food regulatory system
You weren’t invited to participate in the major rewrite of regulations impacting small farmers. Small farmers weren’t invited or consulted either. These bills created a stealth competitive barrier for small farmers in farmers markets, and a
A major development in the American system of government has been the rise in power of the executive branch and the corresponding weakening of the “separation of powers” doctrine. In this article, Wendy Banka, President of the of the Michigan Small Farms Council, reports on the
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An open letter to the citizens, politicians, and regulators of the UK and Europe about the hazards of genetically modified crops—the warning comes at a critical time as the European Parliament will vote in January whether member states can decide for themselves to grow GM crops or not. If this legislation is passed, the UK
ACT NOW! Sign the FAX Petition and send your own comments to your U.S. legislators.
Help stop the latest push for “Fast Track” legislation. This type of legislation would enable corporate power grabs–like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement–to be rushed through Congress without the normal procedures for amendments and debate.
WILL WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT UPHOLD FOOD FREEDOM?
By Gayle Loiselle
Three Wisconsin farms now have petitions for review before the state’s Supreme Court—all challenging the legality and constitutionality of contracts between farmers, private citizens and private food groups to acquire or provide fresh unpasteurized
Preliminary Injunction for Drakes Bay Oyster Company Denied
Update 10/6/14: Settlement with NPS – New Chapter for DBOC
SAN FRANCISCO—(September 23, 2014)—Businesses in West Marin and San Francisco that directly depend on the continued operation of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company (“DBOC”) along with sustainable food advocates filed a notice of appeal to
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