Baylen Linnekin on Public Support for Food Freedom
Jan. 12, 2013 8:00 am
A new poll finds Americans have
little stomach “for policies that would constrain consumer
choices…such as limits on the amount or type of food that can be
purchased or taxes on unhealthy foods or drinks.” The national
poll, released last week by the Associated Press/NORC Center for
Public Affairs Research at the University of Chicago, contains
several “[s]ignificant findings” that bolster the case for letting
individuals and families make their own food decisions free from
government interference. Baylen Linnekin explains why these results
are a welcome shot in the arm for supporters of the food freedom
movement—and a shot across the bow of its opponents.View this article.
Baylen J. Linnekin, a lawyer, is executive director of Keep Food Legal, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that advocates in favor of food freedom—the right to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods of our own choosing.
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