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First U.S. city declares “Food sovereignty”

“Sedgwick, Maine has become the first city in the U.S. to declare total food sovereignty, flaunting state and federal laws.

The town passed an ordinance in March granting its citizens “the right to produce, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing.” Regulations be damned. The ordinance includes raw milk, meats that are slaughtered locally, all produce and just about anything else.

Local producers say the ordinance is just what is needed. ‘This ordinance creates favorable conditions for beginning farmers and cottage-scale food processors to try out new products, and make the most of each season’s bounty” farmer Bob St. Peter noted.’

Three additional towns in Maine are expected to take up similar ordinances soon,” quoting Natural News.
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Posted by Steve on April 8, 2013 at 5:34 am | Permalink

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