Maine voters will decide if food is a constitutional right

Maine voters will decide if food is a constitutional right

Critics of the amendment say it could have unforeseen consequences for food safety and animal welfare as judges interpret the amendment in future court cases. The bill was approved by a majority in both the House and Senate and will not require the approval of Gov. Janet Mills before it goes directly to the ballot, the newspaper said.

The proposal will be added to the the Nov. 2 ballot, the Portland Press Herald reported. Efforts to establish food rights is an evolution of the movement that produced the Maine Food Sovereignty Act. The act authorized cities in Maine to adopt local food ordinances. “You have to have a right to food because food is life,” said Sen. Craig Hickman, a farmer and a supporter of the potential amendment. As for Mills, she has a neutral stance on the amendment, stating it supports local food production and farms. She also expressed concerns over the uncertain impact a new constitutional right may have on existing laws.

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