Wyoming Defeats, Georgia Introduces Food Freedom Act
by Rady Ananda
The People's Voice
by a vote of 54, agriculture committee members rejected the
Wyoming Food Freedom Act which would have exempted some food products
from government inspections and would have encouraged the sale and
consumption of homemade foods.
who introduced the measure, told the Billings
Gazette its defeat was "disappointing."
will consider two bills to protect food freedom, introduced by Cobb
County Rep. Bobby Franklin. H.B.
12, the Georgia Food Freedom Act, exempts from regulation direct
farm to consumer products as long as they are "unprocessed" which
is defined as those "that have not been shelled, canned, cooked,
fermented, distilled, preserved, ground, crushed, or slaughtered."
2, Georgia Right to Grow Act, which bans localities from prohibiting
or requiring a permit "for the growing or raising of food crops
or chickens, rabbits, or milk goats in home gardens, coops, or pens
on private residential property so long as such food crops or animals
or the products thereof are used for human consumption by the occupant
of such property and members of his or her household and not for
This sort of
legislation will stem local abuse against small growers like Steve
Miller who was fined
$5,200 for growing too many vegetables in his two-acre garden
in Clarkston, last year. Billing itself as the "greenest
county in America," DeKalb County has set a 2011 court date
for Miller's organic garden, according to a recent update by Georgia
Insight. Organic gardening has been Miller's hobby for 15 years.
Though he sells some produce at local farmers markets, he gives
most of the food to neighbors.
a recent civic Resolution
for Food Sovereignty in Vermont filed publicly in response to
passage of the federal food control bill known as the Food Safety
Also in response
to passage of the food control bill, a coalition of Kentucky farmers
and consumers have drafted their own Farm
Freedom Act since "it has become apparent that the Federal Government
is trying to set up a system of total control over the food supply
in the name of safety."
the group, Christy Arendt advised that they've held several meetings
consisting of herd share owners and representatives of Campaign
for Liberty, Take Back Kentucky, a Tea Party, and the Community
Farm Alliance. Their goal is to get the Farm Freedom Act introduced
Food Freedom Act died in committee last year. Farm to Consumer
Legal Defense Fund notes
that, "Floridians are decades behind when it comes to getting fresh,
locally-grown food. It's because the Florida Food Safety Act, passed
in 1939 and amended over the years, has placed burdensome regulations
and fees on all food producers regardless of size or style of food
Given the vast
expanse of power granted to the wholly corrupt Food & Drug Administration,
non-existent products made by non-existent companies, and which
approves products that kill
over 100,000 people each year, States best assert their sovereignty
and reject federal overreach beyond that granted by the U.S. Constitution.
If not, expect
food to be grown so toxically that haz-mat suits are required to
farm it. This is what Obama means by "modernization":
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