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Maine Votes to Allow Citizens to Grow and Distribute Food without Government Interference

The Washington Post Reports: “Maine voters approved an amendment Tuesday that enshrines the “right to food” — the first of its kind in the United States.

“The amendment to the state’s constitution declares that all people have a “natural, inherent and unalienable right” to grow, raise, produce and consume food of their own choosing as long as they do so within legal parameters.

“It was approved on Tuesday by 60 percent of voters based on unofficial results, according to Ballotpedia. The measure had been approved by the state legislature in May.”

Read more: Maine just voted to become the nation’s first ‘right to food’ state. What does that mean?