I received this Action Alert from the Weston A Price Foundation. They are requesting all Weston A Price Foundation members and people interested in food freedom to commence a letter writing campaign to mobilize against government interference with private property rights and food freedom. This is an act of solidarity with Polish farmers that are facing increased government regulation from the European Union which will put them out of business.
International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC) wants to raise “public awareness of the importance of the small family farm in creating an ecologically sensitive, long-term solution to the countryside, which avoids the destructive consequences of CAP policies. ICPPC is non-governmental organization and co-operates with all who want to promote and protect the Polish countryside’s natural and cultural biodiversity.”
In Poland the battle to save Polish farmland from corporate buy-outs’ continues. But that’s not all the Polish farmers are up against… See link to film. Tractors have been blockading government institutions from 14 January…
Regulations that the Warsaw government has imposed over the years have made it virtually impossible to sell farm processed foods to local shops, schools or private individuals. The only way farmers can conform with the hygiene and sanitary regulations imposed from above, is by carrying out their simple processing tasks in specially designed and equipped buildings that none can afford to build or to adapt… except the very large producers supplying the food industry and supermarkets. Yes, that’s right — it’s all about destroying the competition — which in this case is the small and medium sized independent family farms that produce the best foods!
There are still one and a half million such farms in Poland!
ICPPC is supporting the protesting farmers to highlight this grossly unfair treatment of all who wish to provide fine quality, flavorful and ‘real’ farmhouse-foods in their own localities.
You too can be part of this vital protest…
Join in by sending a brief letter in support of the farmers to Prime Minister Tusk urging him to change the regulations so that family farmers can sell their products locally! And send a copy of your letter to us here at ICPPC: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can donate to ICPPC here.
Contact to Prime Minister:
Premier Rządu RP Donald Tusk, Secretariat of the Prime Minister
Aleje Ujazdowskie 1/3, 00-583 Warszawa, Poland
F: +48 (22) 694 70 53
Jadwiga and Julian