Maine Legislators are Leading the Charge on the Right to Food

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On November 2nd, 2021 the residents of Maine will be given the opportunity to vote on a state constitutional amendment giving them the “right to food.” The amendment was introduced as HP 61 to the Maine House of Representatives on January 13th, 2021 by Representative William ‘Billy Bob’ Faulkingham. Rep. Faulkingham has openly supported agriculture, fishing and hunting in much of his proposed legislation over the years.

As an amendment to the state constitution, a vote of two-thirds of the House was required and it passed with no issues. The resolution also had no problem passing the state Senate. Now it is up to the voters to decide if they agree with the amendment and it will be on the ballot as Maine Question 3 next month.

Why is a Right to Food Amendment Needed?

Most of us agree that as American’s we should have the right to produce and eat the food we want. It is unfortunate that there are now states that are challenging that idea and norm. One only has to look at Prop 12 in California and Question 3 in Massachusetts, as well as ballot initiatives in Colorado and Oregon to confirm there are animal extremist groups working to control what we eat and where it comes from. We have covered this issue extensively in previous articles.

The proposed amendment for the Right to Food states:

“All individuals have a natural, inherent and unalienable right to save and exchange seeds and the right to grow, raise, harvest,



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