Judge: No fundamental right to eat the food in your garden

Russ Steele

When I was growing up in Nevada County we owned a milk cow, raised calfs, sheep, pigs, chickens and had a huge garden.  My two brothers and I were responsible for milking the cow each morning before school, rain or shine.  We had milk, butter and cheese from  Bossy.  If we had that cow day there is some dough that we could drink the milk, use the butter and eat the cheese from our own cow.

According to Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fiedler, we now longer have the fundamental right to consume the food we  grow or own or raise.

The Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund, the pioneers in defending food sovereignty and freedom, recently argued before Judge Fiedler that you and I have a constitutional right to consume the foods of our choice. Judge Fiedler saw no merit to the argument and ruled against the FTCLDF. When they asked him to clarify his statement, these were his words:

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;”

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;”

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice…”

The government has taken complete control of our lives. When are we going to stand up and take back our rights?


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 Responses to Judge: No fundamental right to eat the food in your garden

  1. gjrebane says:

    Doesn’t look like anyone will opt for a measured pushback of such constant communist claptrap. That leaves compliancy until catastrophe as the only alternative response policy.

  2. Ben Emery says:

    We are in total agreement. What has happened is the USDA has been captured by the big agriculture industry. That industry now has and uses the full force of the US government to ensure their dominance in the industry. At work we are moving towards getting out of this disgusting cycle and off the grid. I think our entire government has been captured by corporate influence. How is this different than the banking crisis? Banks send US and the world economy into the toilet and we get to bail them out while their bad practices triggers a foreclosure epidemic. Where is the accountability?

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