Some folks may try to tell you that a local food ordinance is unnecessary for your town, and that there is no real threat to our food security or our constitutional rights. If you find yourself in such a conversation, please take the moment to explain to them about the many farm raids that have been happening across the country, and in particular the picnic dinner in Nevada that was shut down. Also remind them that little kids’ lemonade stands are being shut down* across the country. Ask them if they have heard about the members of a food charity that were arrested for feeding the hungry. Ask them how they feel about their tax money going to a year-long Federal sting operation to arrest an Amish man for selling raw milk to meet consumers demand. Now that they are interested and ready to learn more, you can summarize this letter from Chellie Pingree to Commissioner Hamburg, discussing her concerns about FDA regulations and the use of our taxpayer money. And lastly, give them the address to this website so they can join with our efforts! Now kick back and treat yourself to some local food…you deserve the best!
*the article will appear after you endure the advertisement, and it’s worth the wait!