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Maine governor reinstates law requiring welfare recipients to actually contribute to society

3/1/2015 - America was once a nation made up of self-reliant, hardworking people who would avoid a government handout unless absolutely necessary. In years past, I'd say the majority of people living in the United States would prefer to go to bed hungry rather than accept a welfare check. Americans have always...

Maine to allow companies to put carcinogenic formaldehyde in products without informing public

9/12/2014 - The U.S. government's failure to update the antiquated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 has forced states to spearhead their own policies regarding chemical safety laws. Over the last decade, 18 states have passed more than 70 laws creating new chemical management programs intended to protect...

Phthalates should be added to state's list of regulated chemicals says parents and doctors in Maine

8/14/2014 - More than two thousand Mainers signed a petition asking Governor Paul LePage's administration to disclose the use of harmful chemicals on product labels, according to a report by Supporters, including parents, doctors and business owners, rallied in support of a rule change that...

Maine governor signs GMO food labeling bill

1/14/2014 - Food labels aren't telling the whole story. Today's food labels are a mask, a cover-up of sorts. Many people have no clue that their food may contain high levels of toxic heavy metals like aluminum and cadmium. Likewise, many don't know which food products at the grocery store are made with genetically...

Portland, Maine, legalizes marijuana possession

11/12/2013 - One by one, like dominoes, cities and states all across the country are finally waking up to the fact that marijuana is a completely harmless plant with legitimate medicinal benefits and not the dangerous "drug" that the federal government still mindlessly claims it is. And the first place on the eastern...

Open-pit mine in Maine contaminates soil, water and wildlife with heavy metals

9/28/2013 - Large-scale mining yields precious subterranean resources, but with all the digging and displacing, there comes consequences, especially in volatile environments that people depend on. With the open-pit mining comes the releasing and dumping of heavy metals and chemicals into the surrounding environment....

Big Pharma suing Maine to force drug monopoly on residents, block importation from Canada

9/22/2013 - Big Pharma wants to keep its monopoly in the state of Maine, so drug companies are going to court. The state recently passed legislation that makes it easier for residents to buy prescription drugs from Canada. Only, the U.S. pharma industry doesn't want the competition; the suit alleges that buying...

Maine doctor calls DHHS on mother for feeding fresh goat milk to her baby

8/16/2013 - The federal government is once again illicitly assuming the role of Big Brother dictator in matters relating to parenting and food freedom, this time in a small Maine town. As reported by The Weekly Packet, 17-year-old Alorah Gellerson has become the latest target of the U.S. Department of Health and...

Sedgwick, Maine is first town to declare total food sovereignty, opposing state and federal laws

3/25/2013 - There is a food revolution taking hold all over America, whether it is in the form of demanding labeling of GM foods, the right to produce and sell raw milk and other commodities, or - in the case of Sedgwick, Maine - declaring all local food transactions of any kind free and legal. According to...

Maine farmers get a second chance to win court war with Monsanto

11/28/2012 - Farmers in Maine will have another shot at agri-business giant Monsanto when a federal appeals court agreed to hear a lawsuit they filed after it had been dismissed by a lower court earlier this year. The suit was filed by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, an agricultural group based...

Maine officials violate local food freedom ordinance by suing man for selling raw milk from farm

11/18/2011 - In response to the escalating food tyranny against American farmers by state and federal officials, the town of Blue Hill, Maine, passed a local ordinance back in April that asserted the right of its citizens to grow, sell, buy, and consume the food of their choice (

State officials in Maine target local food sovereignty bills in effort to thwart food freedom

5/16/2011 - A battle is erupting in Maine as state bureaucrats challenge the validity of the various food sovereignty bills recently passed by a handful of towns in the Pine Tree State. The bills override numerous provisions in the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that increase federal and state control...

Dozens of earthquakes hit unlikely state of Maine in unusual seismic swarm

5/6/2011 - Last weekend, a mysterious swarm of earthquake events struck the US state of Maine in what seismic experts have dubbed a "microquake" event. A region not typically prone to earthquakes, portions of Maine allegedly feel a small shake or two in an average year as a result of earth plate movement, but...

Blue Hill becomes third town in Maine to pass food freedom law

4/20/2011 - Within the past several months, numerous towns in Maine, and one in Vermont, have proposed or enacted food sovereignty laws that declare, plainly, that the federal government has no business telling citizens what food products they can and cannot buy or sell locally. Representing the third town to successfully...

Maine town becomes first to declare food sovereignty

3/11/2011 - The town of Sedgwick, Maine, currently leads the pack as far as food sovereignty is concerned. Local residents recently voted unanimously at a town hall meeting to pass an ordinance that reinforces its citizens' God-given rights to "produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their...

Wyoming, Maine introduce food freedom legislation to combat S. 510

2/5/2011 - On December 19, 2010, the U.S. Senate voted 73 - 25 to pass the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, also known as S. 510. Though the bill has not yet officially been signed into law, several states, including Wyoming and Maine, are gearing up to challenge parts or all of it with the passage of their...

Maine May Require Cell Phones to Carry Cancer Warnings

1/18/2010 - Representative Andrea Boland, a Democrat from Maine, has introduced legislation that would require all mobile phones sold in the state to bear a label warning people that the devices may cause brain cancer. Citing studies that highlight such risks, Boland plans to make her case before the legislature...

TV stations in Maine censor stories about global warming

11/1/2006 - In Maine, television stations are not covering the global warming story at all, after direction from Michael Palmer, the general manager of television stations WVII and WFVX, ABC and Fox affiliates in Bangor. Palmer recently told his joint staff via email that when "Bar Harbor is underwater, then...

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