What Is Food Freedom?

Please join us for Cascade’s monthly Policy Picnic Thursday, November 15 at noon. Cascade Board Member and attorney Gilion Dumas will discuss the idea of Food Freedom.

Food Freedom is the rallying cry for those committed to free choice in the foods we eat and feed our families.

The general idea is to keep all food choices legal – whether healthy, unhealthy, local, global, fresh, frozen, or french fried. The goal is to limit government regulation that comes between your fork and your mouth.

Although the general idea is broad, supporters of Food Freedom tend to be particularly interested in certain issues, and these issues tend to focus on smaller producers and local markets. These issues include raw milk, farm-direct meat, pastured poultry, the farm sale of processed foods, and the sale of “home-made” food products.  Food Freedom advocates also find themselves arguing against bans and restrictions on what farmers can grow, restaurants can sell, chefs can cook, and consumers can eat.

Admission is free. Please bring your own lunch. Coffee and cookies will be served. Space is limited to ten guests on a first come, first served basis, so sign up early. To RSVP, email Kathryn Hickok at kathryn@cascadepolicy.org or call 503-242-0900.

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