Food Freedom Bill Aims to Turn Back Time to 1967

August 26, 2015

Even though their two raw milk bills have gone nowhere, a bipartisan “food freedom caucus” in Congress has decided to expand its federal agenda.

In a campaign helped by Virginia farmer and author Joel Salatin, the group has added House Resolution (HR) 3187, the Processing Revival and Interstate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act, to allow states to permit the intrastate distribution of custom-slaughtered beef, pork, or lamb to individual consumers and restaurants and retail outlets directly serving the public. Since about 1967, most customers can only legally obtain USDA-inspected meat from facilities under the watch of the Food Safety and Inspection Service…