Food Sovereignty & Food Rights

The Food Rights Hour on Republic Broadcasting is doing a show tonight on fresh milk, aka raw milk. Pretty pertinent issue for Wisconsin farmers, especially since so many small family farmers are struggling like hell these days to compete with disgusting factory farms that are lavished with tax breaks, credits and other “incentives” to debase agriculture, continuing its devolution into strictly agribusiness.

  The show begins shortly, running from 7-9pm CST, on Pete Kennedy’s show.

Link to live stream:   republicbroadcasting.org/?page_id=3

Kennedy’s the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund president & Farm-to-Consumer Foundation veep.  He’ll be interviewing journalist David Gumpert, author of The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Struggle For Food Rights.

  They’ll cover food sovereignty, the increasing popularity & demand for locally produced food, and the FDA’s action against raw milk producers. Wisconsin is one of 11 states where it’s outright illegal to sell fresh milk to consumers.

  Which provides as fine a time as any to plug our Family Farm Defenders, who helped feed so many of us protesters living in the Capitol in the winter & who continue to speak and rally and organize in Madison & elsewhere to defend Wisconsin & the nation from the radical conservative revolution being implemented.

Family Farm Defenders president John Kinsman:

 “The seven principles of food sovereignty are the finest recipe for global food, social and environmental justice that exist today.  Food sovereignty can enhance the dignity of every person in the world, and these principles now inspire and guide Family Farm Defenders in all our plans and actions”:

Food as a basic right,

Agrarian reform,

Protecting natural resources,

Reorganizing food trade,

Ending the globalism of hunger,

Social peace,

The democratic control of agricultural policies.

UPDATE:

  here’s an mp3 of the show.

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