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Sandisfield, Massachusetts and Trenton, Maine join the list of towns with new food sovereignty ordinances

From David E. Gumpert at the Complete Patient blog:

“Two additional towns have approved the Food Sovereignty laws developed out of coastal Maine.

What may be the first town outside of Maine to approve such a law is Sandisfield, MA. Brigitte Ruthman, who has been battling with Massachusetts regulators over the legality of her one-cow herdshare, reports that her town earlier this months “adopted a resolution as follows…..’We the people of the town of Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, have the right to produce, process, sell, purchase and consume local foods thus promoting self-reliance, the preservation of family farms and local food traditions.'” Continue reading

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