There’s no shortage of bad news when it comes to the issue of food freedom, be it crackdowns on small food producers, the spread of bad regulations, or the publication of yet another questionable food research study. But as Baylen Linnekin observes, this year also had its share of good news for those who support the right to the right to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods of their own choosing. Here are the biggest food policy success stories of 2012.