Following the Food Sovereignty Movement that was solidified by the Via Campesina, Family Farmers in Maine are standing-up to state and federal regulations, claiming their right to sell their farm products locally. Watch the recent Maine PBS report on the four towns that have passed Food Sovereignty Ordinances. If it weren’t for these local ordinances some of these family farms would have gone under!
Via Campesina “the Peasants’ Way” is an international grassroots movement which coordinates local organizations world wide. It is a coalition of over 148 organizations, advocating family-farm-based sustainable agriculture and coined the term “food sovereignty” in 1996.[vimeo http://vimeo.com/27473286]
Thanks to The Bovine Blog for reporting on this and their steadfast dedication to spreading Food Freedom!
Link to the Maine PBS Food Sovereignty Report