Category: Food Freedom

The Food Police Can’t Ban the Truth About Company’s Milk

By Frank Garrison In a unanimous decision yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vindicated Ocheesee Creamery’s free speech rights when it reversed a district court’s decision that prevented the creamery from telling its customers the truth about the products it sells. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services told the small business…

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Taylor Doose, the Gilmore Girls’ Favorite Statist

By Brittany Hunter Fans of Gilmore Girls have been delighted to return to the tiny town of Stars Hollow for the Netflix reboot of the beloved television show. The small town’s collection of wacky and eccentric characters is one of the show’s strongest elements, and it is why viewers consider themselves honorary members of the fictional…

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Pharma Cos. Try to Block Maryland Bill to Stem Unnecessary Antibiotics on Farms

By Mitchelle Stephenson Good news: The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee has passed the Keep Antibiotics Effective Act on a vote of 7-4. Supporting the bill in Committee were Chairwoman Joan Carter Conway and Senators Paul Pinsky, Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Cheryl Kagan, Barbara Robinson, Ron Young and Craig Zucker. Later today, the full Senate is…

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Pesticides are NOT Needed to Feed the World, Says New UN Report

By Alex Pietrowski The argument for the extreme overuse of agrichemicals in global industrial farming is that supposedly without the advances made by Monsanto and other chemical giants, the world would starve. We need products like glyphosate, terminator seeds and genetically modified foods to feed so many people, they say, but this is really nothing…

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Parity Is The Answer To America’s Agricultural Crisis

By Brandon Turbeville Farming is, by nature, an up and down game, with so many variables going into the production of food that can drive both prices and production. Throughout American and, indeed, world history, agriculture has been susceptible to the climate, weather, human action, war, and economic policy. But, for all history, one thing…

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Farm Freedom Group Defends Food Access in Maryland

By Betsy Nicholas And you can too… Fair Farms is a diverse group of farmers, restaurants, markets, nonprofits and public health organizations working together for healthy food, land, and waterways. One of our goals is ensuring access and availability of healthy foods in all parts of Maryland. Getting sustainably-grown foods from the farm to your family…

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The FDA Thinks Consumers Are Dumb

By Brittany Hunter The federal government does not think consumers are capable of making informed decisions, or so its labeling policies would imply. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has often capitulated to the whims of the dairy industry, going after its competitors by enforcing obscure laws. Some of these regulations have been so insignificant, they…

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