The food revolution in America has begun. Even though the main stream media has largely ignored the raw milk and GMO Monsanto Protection Act news, one Maine town just upped the ante in the organic food debate. Sedgwick has declare food sovereignty, federal laws be damned.
Maine Town Declares Food Sovereignty
The town leaders recently passed an ordinance that makes it legal to sell raw milk and just about any other food products locally grown or raised. Unlike the Minnesota and Wisconsin dairy farmers who found themselves in legal trouble over unpasteurized milk and cheese previously mentioned by Off The Grid News, Sedgwick farmers can sell all the raw milk and raw cheese they want. Of course the raw milk and other organic foods still defy federal law, but the steps taken by the town and supported by the citizens will still propel the food freedom movement.
Residents of the Maine town are also demanding that all GMO foods be labeled. It makes absolutely no sense that our government will pave the way for GMO seeds, but still wants to treat raw milk and raw cheese lovers as outlaws.
The same governmental entities that support nanny state policies which foster the belief that we are not trustworthy enough to properly store and prepare raw dairy also endorse GMO crops. Chomping down an ear of genetically modified corn at a picnic is totally acceptable according to the USDA, but sipping on a glass of unpasteurized milk is way too risky.
Three other Maine towns are reportedly preparing to introduce similar food sovereignty laws. Sedgwick is the first known town in America to snub their nose at state and federal laws about raw food and locally raised meat.
Sedgwick farmers, ranchers, and processors will reportedly not be subjected to any type of inspection or licensing process if they sell locally grown or raised products directly to a consumer for non-commercial use. Raw dairy products and other locally grown edibles can also reportedly be sold or prepared for patrons at community social events.
An excerpt from the food freedom ordinance reads:
“It shall be unlawful for any law or regulation adopted by the state or federal government to interfere with the rights recognized by this Ordinance. Patrons purchasing food for home consumption may enter into private agreements with those producers or processors of local foods to waive any liability for the consumption of that food. Producers or processors of local foods shall be exempt from licensure and inspection requirements for that food as long as those agreements are in effect.”
Once upon a time in America, citizens experienced a plethora of freedoms without the need for government intervention to protect people from ourselves. Way back before every child was given a trophy, the Easter bunny became a taboo phrase in public schools, and 18-year-old soldiers could buy a beer when home on leave, there was this thing called personal responsibility. American adults (and to an age appropriate degree, children) were responsible for their own decisions and suffered the consequences when they made poor choices. That bygone era could make a resurgence in modern America, but it will take steadfast efforts by those who cherish the Constitution and respect the vision of our Founding Fathers to erase all the damage which has been done by liberals.
Are you up to the task? If so, cheers to you – with a big frothy glass of raw milk.