Minnesota

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.
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
July 6, 2015

Dave Berglund, Minnesota

By Pete Kennedy, Esq. Update, Winter 2015 In a ruling paving the way for a possible precedent-setting court decision on food freedom in Minnesota, Cook County District […]
July 6, 2015

Does the Minnesota State Constitution Allow for Raw Milk Sales?

A district court judge in Cook County, Minnesota has ruled that local farmer David Berglund is not in contempt of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) […]
March 5, 2015

Food Rights at Stake in Minnesota

A small, family-owned farm in Grand Marais, MN is facing excessive fines by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) because the family is refusing an unconstitutional […]
July 15, 2014

Minnesota Judge Declines to Punish Dairy Farmer

Sometimes the biggest indicator that cultural change is on the way is when law enforcers start to look the other way. Coming on the heels of […]
November 15, 2013

Minnesota Judge Criticizes MDA’s 10-Year Harassment of Farmer Michael Hartmann

Farmer Michael Hartmann has been battling the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for close to a decade. On October 7, 2013, Hartmann received a little support from […]
August 21, 2013

Minnesota Farmer, Alvin Schlangen, Convicted in Second Trial

Alvin Schlangen, a Minnesota farmer who was charged with five criminal misdemeanors relating to the handling and distribution of food, was found guilty on August 15th […]
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