Whereas Virginians are seeking locally produced healthy foods by
people and farms they know.
Whereas Virginians can create their own jobs and determine the healthfulness and safety of the foods of their choosing
without government interference.
We propose the
Virginia Food Freedom Act:
There will be no restrictions for the sale of foods that are processed in the home or on a farm, as long as it has a label that states thename of the producer, address, ingredients and the disclosure
"not government inspected."
For the purpose of this bill the definitions are as follows:"
Home: the domicile of the producer.
Farm: an agricultural facility that has five or fewer employees outside of family.
The reasons we need this.
The nature of the farm has changed over the years. Industrialized agriculture has steam rolled, through acts of legislation and regulation, the smaller units of food production. Many people in powers of authority believed bigger, cheaper, faster was the way to go. We have since learned as a nation, that bigger, cheaper, faster means more chemicals in your foods, reduced nutrient value, and loss of regional flavor and loss of independent food systems. The rise of cancer, childhood obesity, and allergies have increased immensely.
We used to be a chronically healthy nation, we are now a chronically ill nation. Recognizing the simple fact that what we eat determines our health is key. We want our health back by deciding for ourselves what kinds of food we want. We want our livelihoods back by profiting from our own land,
our own labors and our own kitchens.
Virginia Food Freedom
P.O. Box 36, Lively, VA 22507