Monthly Archives: April 2014

State Raw Milk Bills – 2014 Update

Update from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:

It’s been another busy session for raw milk legislation in the state legislatures. A number of bills have been introduced that would legalize or expand raw milk sales or distribution. No legislation has passed yet, but there is still a chance in several states where legislatures will be in session until later in the year.  Read more from the FTCLDF . . .

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Protecting Local Foods – Food Rights Hour Episode 16

Announcement from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:

Food Rights Hour

Episode 16: Protecting Local Foods

With guest host Michelle Ray    

In this episode, Michelle Ray interviews traditional foods teaching chef, Monica Corrado; Farmageddon filmmaker, Kristin Canty; and FTCLDF President and attorney, Pete Kennedy, Esq.

You’ll hear…

  • How FTCLDF helps local food communities, including chefs, farmers, and consumers
  • Why chefs like Monica support FTCLDF’s work
  • Why Kristin made the FTCLDF-inspired film, Farmageddon
  • How FTCLDF helps make the regulatory climate as favorable as possible for local food
  • Legislative updates in Virginia, Michigan, and Illinois
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Do you want to be kept in the dark about your food?

Action alert from the Weston A. Price Foundation:

HR 4432- GMO Labeling Laws

The biotech companies and Big Food are trying to block your right to know whether the food you’re eating contains genetically modified organisms (GMO).

With their anti-labeling allies such as Monsanto and Dow, the Grocery Manufacturers Association has convinced Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas to introduce a federal bill, HR 4432, which would:

  • Prevent states from adopting their own GMO labeling laws.
  • Block any attempt by states to make it illegal for food companies to put a “natural” label on products that contain GMO ingredients.
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Buy a Mother’s Day Gift and Benefit the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Announcement from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:

FTCLDF Mothers Day Fundraiser April 2014Who’s a farmer’s best friend, next to a loyal consumer?

You got it! The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund!

We defend your family farmer; stand up for your food rights; set up nifty buying clubs; craft farmer-friendly legislation; guide your cow-share, goat-share or camel-share; advise your awesome artisan producers; answer the farmer 911 emergency hotline night and day…and more!

We do it all to protect your plate.

Pamper your mom and help us protect your plate–Shop Pampered Chef Now through April 25 to get great gifts just in time for Mother’s Day! FTCLDF receives 15% of sales!

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Raw Milk Education Webinar Series

The Farm-to-Consumer Foundation Announces Raw Milk Webinars

April 9, 16, 23 at 1 p.m. Eastern

Raw Milk University, presented by the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation (FTCF), is for farmers and consumers at all levels of raw milk production and consumption experience who want to learn more about the methods and opportunities for raw milk production, the consumer’s role in safe handling practices, and the new relationships that the raw milk movement is fostering within the local food movement.

Farmers: Start, maintain, or learn more about how to improve your raw milk dairy operation.

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