Right to food? Maine voters to decide question during November election


by Mal Meyer, WGME (ME)

October 7th 2021


PORTLAND (WGME)-- Do Mainers have the "right to food?"


It's a question voters will decide this November.


But its wording is leading to more questions than answers. CBS13 received a lot of calls asking about what Question 3 would do.


    "Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to declare that all individuals have a natural, inherent and unalienable right to grow, raise, harvest, produce and consume the food of their own choosing for their own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health and well-being?"


Supporters say it's important to have this in writing, while opponents say it's too vague.


Representative Billy Bob Faulkingham (R-Winter Harbor) argues the constitutional amendment would help with food security, making sure people can grow and raise their own food in a state where about 90 percent of food is imported...