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.
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
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