Is there a constitutional right to food? Mainers to decide

  • A goat calls out a feeding time at the Quill's End Farm, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Penobscot, Maine. A ballot question in will give Maine voters a chance to decide on a first-in-the-nation "right to food amendment."AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

  • Chickens follow Heather Retberg at her family's farm, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Penobscot, Maine. A ballot question in will give Maine voters a chance to decide on a first-in-the-nation "right to food amendment." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

  • Carolyn Retberg leads a cow to pasture after the morning milking at the Quill's End Farm, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Penobscot, Maine. A ballot question in will give Maine voters a chance to decide on a first-in-the-nation "right to food amendment."AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

  • A chicken stands watch h in a coop at the Quill's End Farm, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Penobscot, Maine. A ballot question in will give Maine voters a chance to decide on a first-in-the-nation "right to food amendment."AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

  • Phil Retberg leads his cows back to the pasture after the morning milking at his family's farm, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Penobscot, Maine. The Retbergs are proponents of a "right to food" bill that they say would be "an antidote to corporate control of our food supply," and a chance for rural communities to become self sufficient when it comes to what food they grow and eat. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

  • Phil Retberg feeds his hogs at the Quill’s End Farm on Sept. 17 in Penobscot, Maine. A ballot question in will give Maine voters a chance to decide on a first-in-the-nation “right to food amendment.” . (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

PORTLAND, Maine — Depending on whom you ask, Maine’s proposed “right to food” constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies, and turn urban neighborhoods into cattle pastures.