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Maine PBS reports on the four local towns that declared Food Sovereignty

Maine PBS has a special report on the four towns in that state which have declared Food Sovereignty. Click this link to watch.

The four towns in question. Image from Maine PBS. Click image to go to MPBS to watch the show.

“Four towns in Maine have voted to exempt local farmers from some state and federal food safety laws. This action sprung out of what some have dubbed the “food sovereignty” movement…..” Continue reading

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Another Maine town, Blue Hill, passes a local food self-governance ordinance

From Food Freedom blog:

Innocent appearances belie this town's role in the food rights revolution. Saltbox houses cascade down to the water's edge at the harbor at Blue Hill Peninsula. Photo: Maine Office of Tourism

“On Saturday, April 2, Blue Hill became the third town in Maine to adopt the Local Food and Self-Governance Ordinance.  The Ordinance was passed at Blue Hill’s town meeting by a near unanimous vote. This comes on the heels of the unanimous passage of the Ordinance in neighboring towns, Sedgwick and Penobscot, on March 5 and March 7, respectively. The Ordinance asserts that towns can determine their own food and farming policies locally, and exempts direct food sales from state and federal license and inspection requirements. Continue reading

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