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July 25, 2018

A Tale of Two Food Systems

The International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) held its annual meeting July 8-11 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event […]
July 10, 2018

The Cost of Corporate Protection in Minnesota

Agencies spending taxpayer dollars against small-scale, direct-to-consumer local food distribution is less about protecting public health than shielding corporate market share.
June 28, 2018

Joel Salatin: Whole Milk Illegal in Schools — Say What?

A proposed bill would allow schools to serve whole, full-fat milk rather than skim milk.
June 19, 2018

Popular Tennessee Herd Share Dairy Shuts Down

On June 14 the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) lifted a directive it had given Knoxville dairy French Broad Farm nine days earlier to stop distributing […]
May 25, 2018

It’s Time To Put Our Federal Meat Inspection Law Out To Pasture

Outdated regulations are hampering the beef meat industry . . . Last week, Sens. Mike Rounds (R-N.D.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Angus King (I-Maine) introduced a bill that would allow meat processed in many state-inspected slaughterhouses and other state-inspected facilities to be sold across state lines.
May 15, 2018

Raid in Minnesota – Food Police Protecting People from Themselves, Again

In the continuation of an eight-year government assault on freedom of food choice, officials from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), the Minneapolis Department of Health […]
April 26, 2018

High Stakes for Raw Milk in Wisconsin

Wisconsin organic dairy farmer Chaz Self is a face of the crisis confronting milk producers across the country. Self’s cooperative recently dropped him as a member, leaving him scrambling to find another buyer for the milk his farm, Grassway Organics, produces. Self could be making up for some of the lost sales by selling raw milk; Wisconsin law
April 4, 2018

Local Food Challenges: Securing fresh food from fertile soil

In the early years of the organic agriculture movement, Albert Howard declared ‘fresh food from fertile soil’ the ‘birth right of humanity’ (Howard, 1946). In recent decades, diverse consumer movements interested in organic and other traditional food systems have been organizing for the right of dairy farmers to
March 26, 2018

Utah Raw Milk and Homemade Food Bills Now Law

On March 21 Governor Gary Herbert signed the Home Consumption and Homemade Food Act (House Bill 181 – HB 181) into law, making Utah the fourth […]