In the US, we’ve been led to believe that our Constitution protects our freedoms. But if you’ve ever been seriously ill and relied on certain foods like raw milk or organic, non-GMO foods for your recovery, you’ve quickly found out that the government doesn’t have your back and in fact is working overtime to outlaw these very foods. That’s why our Guest Heretic Peter Kennedy, an attorney for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, has dedicated his work to protecting both family farms and consumers who want to consume the life-affirming foods they provide.
Listen in as Peter describes 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.
Hear the conclusion of Peter's interview when we find out what makes muffins so dangerous to the US government, more secrets about food freedoms, and Peter’s role working with Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
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:
05:32 ~ Why didn’t the founding fathers protect food?
19:29 ~ What happens when the FDA raids a farm?
26:59 ~ What the FDA says about citizens’ rights to consume foods.
28:30 ~ How the FDA violates congressional statutes.
34:07 ~ The problem with studies.
38:19 ~ How the dairy and pharmascuetical industries are on the same team.
Other Links In This Episode:
- How Farmers Can Make a Viable Living with Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing and Champoeg Creamery
- Reclaiming the Definition of Health; Guest Sally Fallon Morell Discusses the Pioneering Work of Weston A Price
- Two Federal “Raw Milk Freedom” Bills Introduced
- Farm-To-Consumer Defense Fund YouTube Channel
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