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Local Food Discussion On The Oracle Inn Podcast

October 1, 2016 Leave a comment

By Elisha Dorfsmith

I was happy to join the Oracle Inn Podcast tonight for a discussion on the many aspects of local food and urban farming. Topics covered included local rules and regulations, challenges to local food production, food education and competing with large corporations. You can watch the entire show here:

Arizona Bill Would Allow Students To Grow And Eat Their Own Food

December 26, 2015 Leave a comment

By Elisha Dorfsmith

As Arizona’s next legislative session nears, we’re learning about some of the bills that will be proposed early next year…and many of them are very pro liberty.

I have already discussed a very important bill proposed by LD6 Representative Bob Thorpe calling for much needed Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform, which I strongly support.

Today we find a lot of press for another pro liberty bill that would allow Arizona students to grow and eat their own food in public schools.  Currently you can grow food at a public school but the moment you cut it with a knife it becomes prepared food and has to be regulated.

This school food bill is receiving bipartisan support and the chances of passage at this early point seem very promising. You can read much more about it here:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Bill-would-allow-Arizona-students-to-grow-food-at-6720840.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop

Of course, the moment government regulation and power is threatened, there is strong push back from those who want to retain complete control.

Thorpe’s Civil Asset Forfeiture bill is already being attacked by police unions and prosecuting attorneys. Expect the school food bill to also be targeted (remember how Flagstaff’s local food resolution was killed by local control freaks).

It is our duty as Arizonans to let the legislature know that we want these liberty bills passed. I will be posting action alerts with contact information once these and other pro liberty bills are introduced.

Come January we will need hundreds of people sending emails and making phone calls so we can ensure our positions are heard.

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February 13th Freedom Caucus AZ Interview

February 13, 2014 Leave a comment

By Elisha Dorfsmith

Thanks to Mike Shipley and Thane Eichenauer for inviting me to be part of their Freedom Caucus AZ show tonight. I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion. We covered a wide variety of liberty issues including the 29-1 passage in the Arizona Senate of SB1151 (Homegrown Freedom Act).

You can find the entire interview HERE.

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