Episode 59: Law, Power, and the Erosion of US Food Sovereignty, with Heather Retberg

Heather RetbergHeather Retberg operates Quill’s End Farm with her husband in Penobscot, Maine. She advocates for local food sovereignty ordinances in her home state, and played a role in crafting the Maine Food Sovereignty Law that was passed in summer of 2017. Her tireless work earned her an award in 2017 from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Our conversation touches on what food sovereignty is, the relationship between food sovereignty and water sovereignty, how large corporations gain control of resources in rural areas of the United States, and some of the lessons Heather has learned in her years of food sovereignty activism, among other things.

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