April 26, 2011

Maine Towns Enact Local Food Freedom Laws


In what can only be a response to the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, communities in Maine are enacting "local food freedom" laws to supersede federal laws (only it doesn't actually work that way in the Constitution). Treehugger reports:
Blue Hill, Maine will be one of several towns in Maine to recently enact food freedom laws declaring that the federal government doesn't have the right to intervene in local food matters, according to a story on Natural News. The bill allows this rural community of around 2,500 people to decide what foods that they buy and sell locally as well as exempting all direct sales of local food products from complying with state and federal inspection requirements.

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Posted by Jennifer Lance at April 26, 2011 1:34 AM

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