by J. D. Heyes, Natural News
Democrats and libertarians are increasingly taking up the issue of food freedom, with a number of left-wing lawmakers increasingly siding with Americans who believe that farmers should have the right to sell fresh cow’s milk to neighbors if they want, without government regulation or interference.
In addition, they agree that farmers should be able to slaughter their livestock they have raised and sell that directly to consumers, just like they sell fresh fruits and vegetables.
According to Politico: Consumer advocates and Big Ag have fought successfully for years to keep strong federal and state regulations on the books to block such allowances, citing serious food safety concerns. But as buying local has become all the rage and concerns about industrialized agriculture more widespread, the right-leaning food freedom cause is gaining steam and increasingly finding allies on the left.
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