While this is a step in the right direction, it’s sad that anything like this needs to be proposed. It should already be 100% within our rights:
Just the title of the resolution itself points out the absurdity of the current laws on the books. Wow, we can now grow our own food and enter into private contracts with other people?
Again, it’s good to see something like this, but it’s likely that the State and the Federal government will likely continue to enforce existing laws (e.g. arresting Amish people for selling fresh milk).
And what’s up with this part of the preamble:
“While it is legitimate for government to see that producers are following the law in order to ensure the highest level of food safety for the public, there must be a distinction made between those farmers engaging in direct commerce with the public, as in the case of a farmer’s market or grocery store, and those individuals choosing to take part in a private herd share or community garden share.”
Why is it legitimate for government to do that? Let people decide what’s safe to put in their bodies. If the government wants to publish information on food safety inspections, that couldn’t hurt, but let the ultimate power reside with the people.