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15 Food Companies that Serve You ‘Wood’

On Nov. 29, 2011, we got a take-down notice.  Be sure to read the full article by Miriam Reimer at TheStreet.com. Meanwhile, much thanks to Peter Combe at Stylembe who offered Food Freedom these original pieces that went nicely with the article:

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Home Rule takes a beating as Maine defeats food freedom bills

By Rady Ananda
Food Freedom

In the state that made international news this year when three towns passed a food sovereignty ordinance, two bills that would have bolstered them at the state level met with defeat in Maine’s legislative Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee.

Sponsored by Rep. Walter Kumiega, LD 366 was rejected by the Ag Committee on May 11. The raw milk bill would have obviated licensing for the direct sale from farmer to consumer and protected small operations from overly burdensome rules recently imposed at the bureaucratic level.

“Requiring someone with two cows or a handful of goats to invest ten thousand dollars or more to build an inspectable facility doesn’t make economic sense,”  Kumiega told Food Freedom.  “Hand milking is a perfectly acceptable method and does not need the same facilities that a machine milking operation does. LD 366 seeks to restore an exemption that was a standard practice up until two years ago, when it was changed by an administrative decision.”

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