Alaskans at odds over food safety

In Alaska, House Bill 202 “simplifies the sale of food products between two individuals as long as there is no intermediary.” A sponsor statement from Republican Representative Tammie Wilson says “a genuine concern for food freedom and food safety generated this legislation.”

Wilson argues that as Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation is experiencing federal funding cuts, “the ability to regulate effectively and without partiality across the state is being diminished. Many communities on the road system feel over-regulated. Remote communities are unprotected.”

Better Farming - May 2012