Tenth Amendment Center, July 28, 2011
Today, the town of Trenton became the fourth Maine town to pass the Food Sovereignty Ordinance, joining Sedgwick, Penobscot, and Blue Hill. Trenton has become the latest in a growing Tenth Amendment movement in Maine, where a number of Tenth Amendment related bills have been introduced in the Legislature alongside the Town level sovereignty movement.
The ordinance now protects citizens engaging in local exchange of food products from invasive and unlawful interference by the State and Federal Governments. Here is the text of the Food Sovereignty Ordinance, first passed by Sedgwick.