The Attack on Food Symposium + Solutions to Fight Back
The Attack on Food Symposium and Solutions to Fight Back
Saturday, March 4 — 9am PT | 12pm ET
Hosted by Meryl Nass, M.D. Presented by Children's Health Defense TV
Session 1 Attacks on Food & Agriculture — Alexis Baden-Mayer | Benjamin Dobson | André Leu | Abby Rockefeller | Patrick Wood | James Corbett | Joe Mercola | Stephanie Seneff
Session 2 Solutions for Farmers — | Ronnie Cummins | André Leu | Mark Fulford | Bonnie Mallard
Session 3 Solutions for Individuals — | John Day | Beverly Johannson | Sara Woods Kender | Zen Honeycutt
Session 4 Societal Solutions — | Alexis Baden-Mayer | Heather Retberg | Ben Banks-Dobson
Jubilee Justice | Rodale Institute | Polyface Farms | Adam Chappell | Adam Chappell TW | Stone House Farm | OCA Farm Map | Billion Agave Project | Regeneration International | Organic Consumers Association |
Rep. Thomas Massie’s Bills:
Hosts: Meryl Nass, M.D.
*The opinions expressed by the hosts and guests in this show are not necessarily the views of Children’s Health Defense.
Mar 10, 2023
Reclaiming our Food - Food Sovereignty + the Right to Food in Maine — Heather Retburg
Heather Retberg is a farmer at Quill's End Farm in Penobscot, Maine, which she stewards together with her family. At Quill's End, the farming philosophy is simple: "All Flesh is Grass. All Grass is Soil." Additionally, she has served as a lead advocate for food sovereignty in Maine to protect legal space for traditional foodways and to ensure the right to food. She co-authored and advocated for local ordinances to ensure food sovereignty and food freedom that have now been adopted by 20% of Maine's municipalities. She co-authored, advocated for, and organized toward the passage of the Maine Food Sovereignty Act, which recognizes local control over food exchanges enacted by Maine's legislature in 2017. Together with Senator Craig Hickman, she co-authored Maine's constitutional amendment, now Article 25 of Maine's Declaration of Rights, enshrining the right to food in the first state constitution in the country. She worked for 6 years towards its passage in the state legislature and was the principal officer of the Right to Food for Maine campaign when it went to Maine’s ballot in 2021. She has worked intensively with her local and state Granges toward collaboratively rebuilding agriculture infrastructure and cultural, historical knowledge about food and farming. She serves on the board of Food for Maine's Future and is the principal organizer of Local Food RULES, which promotes a revolution in thinking and action about who should control our local food systems.