A DECLARATION OF FOOD SOVEREIGNTY
¶ WHEREAS All people are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and
¶ WHEREAS Food is human sustenance and is the fundamental prerequisite to life; and
¶ WHEREAS The basis of human sustenance rests on the ability of all people to save seed, grow, process, consume and exchange food and farm products; and
¶ WHEREAS We the People have an obligation to protect these rights as is the Common and Natural Law; and in recognition of our proud agricultural heritage and the necessity of agricultural, ecological and economic diversity and sustainability to a free and healthy Society;
¶ THEREFORE, Be it resolved, that We The People, stand on our rights under the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution and reject such Governmental decrees, statutes, regulations or Corporate practices that threaten our basic human right to save seed, grow, process, consume and exchange food and farm products; and,
¶ Be it further resolved, that We The People, shall resist any and all infringements upon these rights, from whatever sources that are contrary to the rights of the People.
[ Thanks to the Vermont Coalition for Food Sovereignty]