This week, we continue our discussion with Pete Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, where he’ll describe the Great Apple Muffin and Oatmeal Cookie Confiscation by authorities in Michigan, several more ways in which our food freedoms are assaulted, and how Peter’s role at the Fund helps real farmers make a living and thoughtful consumers get access to health-promoting foods.
If you missed the first half of this interview with Peter when he described the outrageous cases in which he has to defend small farmers, how the government protects corporate food operations from responsibility and what the FDA thinks about your right to consume healthy food, click over to listen now.
Peter Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and served as President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund from 2008-2016. He has represented or assisted in the representation of dairy farmers facing possible state enforcement action in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He has helped farmers get started in the business of distributing raw milk and raw milk products in many other states. He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption.
Highlights from today’s episode:
2:13 ~ The danger behind 18 Oatmeal Cookies and 17 Apple Muffins
07:49 ~ Bogus claims about real food
11:00 ~ Accountability for large processors
21:21 ~ Number of farms driven out of business by the government
22:20 ~ The difference in safety between imported and local food.
14:58 ~ Success stories in favor of real food
27:18 ~ Why you should become a member of the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Other Links In This Episode:
- Michigan MDARD Seeks Destruction Order for 18 Oatmeal Cookies and 17 Apple Muffins
- Reclaiming the Definition of Health; Guest Sally Fallon Morell Discusses the Pioneering Work of Weston A Price
- André Leu; Taking Monsanto’s Crimes To Tribunal In The Hague
- Ensuring Access To Real Food With Food Rebel, Charlotte Smith
- Farm-To-Consumer Defense Fund YouTube Channel