Tag: milk

A Constitutional Right to … Food?

 

One of the more interesting ballot questions last Tuesday was Question 3 in Maine. The 43-word constitutional amendment, overwhelmingly approved by voters, reads as follows:

“All individuals have a natural, inherent and unalienable right to food, including the right to save and exchange seeds and the right to grow, raise, harvest, produce and consume food of their own choosing for their own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health and well-being, as long as an individual does not commit trespassing, theft, poaching or other abuses of private property rights, public lants, or natural resources in the harvesting, production or acquisition of food.”

Is Borden Milking the System?

 

The demand for cow milk in the US has been decreasing since the 1970s. Europe and Australia are similarly affected by the popularity of milk substitutes, like almond milk and soy (for people who prefer to drink their beans). Consequently, milk prices have dropped to attract customers. Producers have yet to replicate their successful “Got Milk?” campaign from the 1990s.

At the same time, Borden, a major dairy producer, claims raw milk costs have risen along with transportation costs and other expenses. Employee pensions are due, though at least not all workers are unionized.

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I mean, thanks so much for dinner last night, @philturmel! Almanzo sat on a footstool by the stove, an apple in his hand, a bowl of popcorn by his side, and his mug of cider on the hearth by his feet. He bit the juicy apple, then he ate some popcorn, then he took a […]

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Greg Corombos of Radio America flies solo with Jim Geraghty off at the National Review Institute Ideas Summit.  Today, Greg applauds Budget Director Mick Mulvaney for challenging conventional liberal and media wisdom on spending and climate change.  He also cringes as Venezuela’s socialist government cracks down on bakeries for making unapproved goods for a starving population.  And he reacts to the report in the Cal State Long Beach student newspaper that milk is racist.

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“Did you put the milk back? Because I didn’t…” said I as we bounced and swerved along route 9 in Vermont, somewhere between Wilmington and Brattleboro. At the next small town we lurched with our trailer into a Sunoco, nearly clipping a bollard post and thoroughly blocking most of the gas pumps. For the sake […]

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