When it comes to food, especially locally produced food, you might think the last thing we need are more laws. After all, laws targeting local farms and farmers are what’s led to headlines like “Farmers vs. Feds: Raw-Milk Fight,” and “Michigan Government Unleashes Armed Raids on Small Pig Farmers, Forces Farmer to Shoot All his Own Pigs.”
And we all know that the corporations that control our seeds and food also control many of our lawmakers.
But there’s a growing, grassroots food sovereignty movement that’s changing local laws to benefit local food and agriculture systems. That movement may hold the answer to preventing what Salatin refers to as the annihilation of the transparent and truthful food system.
And the best part? The resources exist for you to start your own food sovereignty movement in your community.