|The Weston A. Price Foundation
|Contact: Kimberly Hartke, Publicist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Farmers and Consumers Declare Their Independence at Birthday Bash for Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
ARLINGTON, VA, June 22, 2008–The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund will celebrate important legal victories in the battle for farmers’ rights with an on-farm picnic on their first birthday, which they share with our nation’s birthday, July 4.
Launched on July 4, 2007, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund defends the constitutional right of the nation’s family farms to provide raw milk and other farm foods directly to consumers. The Fund is modeled after the Home School Legal Defense Association, which has been successful in defending the rights of parents to home school.
General Counsel Gary Cox and the Fund’s legal team are currently engaged in defending farmers in California, New York, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Fund attorneys are also involved in drafting state and national legislation, plus assisting farmers in starting up 2-3 legal outlets for raw milk a week. Family farmers who need legal defense can call the Fund on a 24-hour legal hotline.
The Fund’s first birthday celebration will take place on July 4, 2008 at Meadow Breeze Farm in Christiana, Pennsylvania. The farm practices traditional pasture-based agricultural methods.
State Senator Mike Folmer (R), a friend to the embattled raw dairy industry in Pennsylvania, will be among those speaking at the event. Senator Folmer is working to insure that farmers can produce and sell directly to consumers, foods of their choice, without a permit. Current Pennsylvania law does not allow the sale of ancillary raw dairy products, such as butter, cream, or yogurt, in spite of keen consumer interest in purchasing them.
Other speakers include Gary Cox, General Counsel for the Fund, Pete Kennedy, attorney for the Fund, Taaron Meikle, president of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund and Sally Fallon-Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a non-profit nutrition education foundation that encourages the consumption of raw milk and pasture-raised animal products. Five hundred members and special guests are expected to attend.
In addition to a farm-fresh luncheon, party-goers will learn about sustainable agriculture. There will be farm tours, demonstrations and games for adults and children alike, including an egg toss!
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund/Foundation is located at 8116 Arlington Blvd., #263, in Falls Church, VA 22042. 703-208-FARM (3276) Their website is: www.farmtoconsumer.org.🖨️ Print post
Chef-doctor Jemichel says
As we approach twelve years since this event this member (and former local chapter founder/leader, Food Rights Blogger and Organic Laws advocate) can only wonder what “the constitutional right” might be that the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund defends. As far as I know the Constitution of September 17th, 1787 does not include a “right of the nation’s family farms to provide raw milk and other farm foods directly to consumers.” However – if we look to the first Organic Law: the Declaration of Independence we will find the best acknowledgement of our Unalienable Rights to “Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness.” Is the first Organic Law also celebrated by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund? ………
IMO – the idea that American farmers need to have legal defense is symptomatic of a contagious disease that has embedded itself in the American psyche. From a “new medicine” perspective – diseases are intelligent biological survival programs that allow time for resolution of shock conflicts. I can imagine that it must be shocking for farmers to be accused of violating some kind of legal code. The conflict here is that the accusations are based on an interpretation of codes that can not possibly apply to the American people at home on their native land and soil. It is shocking that Americans do not realize this! It is shocking that government schools do not teach the American people fundamental Law so that we the people can know the limits of governmental jurisdiction – that it is proprietarily based.
Congress does not own the farmlands of “The United States of America” or the farms of the American people. It is most shocking to know that educational institutions throughout the “United States” prey upon the innocent ignorance of the American people by indoctrinating aspiring potential legal counselors to be virtually equally ignorant by not teaching the Organic Laws in the so called schools of law. That alone is possibly the number one source of conflict behind the fear-based diseases that appear to be legally encoded (under the color of law) yet are utterly unlawful!