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Maine officials violate local food freedom ordinance by suing man for selling raw milk from farm

November 18, 2011
Ethan A. Huff, Natural News
11/18/2011

In response to the escalating food tyranny against American farmers by state and federal officials, the town of Blue Hill, Maine, passed a local ordinance back in April that asserted the right of its citizens to grow, sell, buy, and consume the food of their choice (http://naturalnews.com/032142_food_…). But state officials in Maine apparently have no regard for Blue Hill’s sovereignty law, and are now suing a local Blue Hill resident for selling food and raw milk from his farm without an official state license.

The State of Maine and Walter Whitcomb, Maine’s Agricultural Commissioner, recently filed a lawsuit against Blue Hill farmer Dan Brown of Gravelwood Farm for allegedly violating state laws concerning the sale of food. The three-count civil summons claims that selling raw milk and other farm food items directly to customers violates state laws.

But Brown’s actions are in full compliance with the Blue Hill’s Local Food and Self-Governance Ordinance, which protects small farmers from having to jump through the laborious and excessive regulatory hoops designed for large-scale factory farms. And the vast majority of Blue Hill’s residents have expressed support for the type of food freedom that Brown has embraced with the sale of fresh food from his farm.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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