Food Sovereignty

Please visit this page for information on the Alliance for Democracy's Local Food RULES! campaign.

This campaign defends small farms as a cornerstone of rural economics and traditional foodways. It is currently most active in Maine, where eighteen town meetings have passed Local Food and Community Self-Governance ordinances, asserting the local right to decisionmaking on farm-to-table sales.

Campaign organizers have presented their ideas at conferences and farmers' gatherings in New England, New York and Virginia. In 2015, Alliance for Democracy published this edition of their thematic journal, Justice Rising, focusing on food sovereignty, and national, local, and international campaigns to protect small-scale, sustainable agriculture, to ensure that seeds and other life forms do not fall victim to biopiracy, and to bring our readers stories of community-building through growing and sharing food.