Ms. America Joins Rep. Marc Roberts To Promote Local, Healthy, Sustainable Food

Media Advisory 

For Immediate Release

February 5, 2016

Contact:

Aundrea Peterson

House Majority Communications Coordinator

Utah House of Representatives

 aundreapeterson@le.utah.gov

Ms. America Joins Rep. Marc Roberts To Promote Local, Healthy, Sustainable Food

SALT LAKE CITY –  Rep. Roberts is proposing H.B. 144, which removes state oversight for direct producer to end consumer food sales for all home based and farm produced food. Producers must still inform the consumer that the products sold under the Utah Food Freedom Act are not licensed, inspected or certified. Milk products including raw milk and poultry are allowed. Meats must follow existing laws and regulations.

“The fewer steps between your food’s source and your table the less chance of contamination. You know more about the food you consume when you know where it comes from and who grows it,’ said Rep. Roberts.

“Local food consumers want more access to locally produced foods. Small scale local entrepreneurial businesses can empower individuals and local communities. Additionally, local farmers/producers tend to be better stewards of the land than industrial agriculture counterparts.

“Local food production and consumption go hand in hand in creating vibrant, connected and diverse communities. You know your dentist, you know your doctor, you should know your farmer/producer” said Rep. Roberts.

Who:            Representative Marc Roberts

Julie Harman, Ms. America 2016

What:          Food Freedom Act H.B. 144

Where:       Presentation Room, Visitors Center, 1st floor, East side of the Capitol Building

 When:       Friday, February 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

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