HB 144 The Utah Food Freedom Act

What does it do?

  • Promotes good, clean and fair food for all.
  • Provides greater access to fresh, local, healthy food that is processed, grown or raised sustainably and ethically
  • Will add much needed new farmers/producers by empowering people of all ages to start a small farm/food business to meet Utah’s local food consumer demand.
  • Promotes food safety: the fewer steps there are between your food’s source and your table the less chance there is of contamination. When you know where your food comes from and who grows it, you know a lot more about that food. During e coli and other food born illness outbreaks you can know the food in your refrigerator is safe because you know where it was grown and the farmer who grew it
  • Promotes permaculture and polyculture in our food system bringing important variety and diversity to the food we eat and the land it comes from.
  • Puts Utah on the path to long term food sovereignty which is the people’s democratic control of the food system, the right of all people to healthy food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.
  • Removes all state government oversight for direct producer to informed end consumer food sales.
  • Any food may be sold as long as there is only a single transaction between a producer and an informed end consumer (except for meats as described below).
  • Producers must inform the end consumer that the products sold under the Utah Food Freedom Act are not licensed inspect or certified.
  • Raw milk, or any milk products are allowed.
  • Poultry is allowed. All other meats must follow existing laws and regulations.
  • Moves Utah towards a healthier and more sustainable food system.

Read the bill here.

Will add much needed new farmers/producers by empowering people of all ages to start a small farm/food business to meet Utah’s local food consumer demand.

Poultry is allowed. All other meats must follow existing laws and regulations.

Provides greater access to fresh, local, healthy food that is processed, grown or raised sustainable and ethically.

Wyoming Food Freedom Documentary

Wyoming Food Freedom Documentary (Part 2)

About Raw Milk

Poultry Processing

“Utahns envision feeding their families with healthy, high-quality food grown in Utah. They see an abundance of locally grown products as part of a healthy lifestyle that will improve the quality of life for them and future generations. Utahns also envision being more self-reliant and less dependent on other states and countries to provide their food. They also want a future in which Utah’s food industry provides jobs across the state.”
~ Envision Utah
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