Wyoming’s idea of “food freedom:” liberty or safety hazard?
Posted Feb 20 2010 6:44am
The Wyoming House of Representatives, in its infinite wisdom, has introduced House Bill 54, the Food Freedom Act, ostensibly to “allow for traditional community social events involving the sale and consumption of home made foods and to encourage the expansion and accessibility of farmers’ markets, roadside stands, ranch, farm and home based sales and producer to end consumer agricultural sales by:
Promoting the purchase and consumption of fresh and local agricultural products
Enhancing the agricultural economy
Encouraging agri-tourism opportunities in Wyoming
Providing Wyoming citizens with unimpeded access to healthy food from known sources
Encouraging the expansion and accessibility of farmers’ markets, roadside stands, ranch and farm based sales and direct producer to end consumer agricultural sales.”
Doesn’t this sound great?
It might, except that the Act exempts from licensing everyone who sells foods directly to consumers at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, or at home.