Resources to understand state level legislation regarding food freedoms and farming freedoms, as well as tracking of new laws.

Food Freedom Legislation

We keep you updated on the developments.

StateFood Bill (2021)Bills in 202220232024
AlabamaSB 23
ArkansasSB 248
ColeradoSB21-79
FloridaSB 663………………….SB1084
Georgia
Idaho
IllinoisSB 2007
IndianaSB 185
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana……………….
Michigan
Missouri
MontanaSB 199
NebraskaLB 324
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New MexicoHB 177
OklahomaHB 1032
South Carolina
Tennessee
HB1894
UtahHB 94
WyomingHB 118

Alabama

AL SB23

Alabama became the second U.S. state to ban lab-grown meat, joining Florida which earlier this month outlawed the alternative protein.

Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Bill, which the prohibits “the manufacture, sale, or distribution of food products made from cultured animal cells,” into law on May 7. The legislation was sponsored by Republicans Sen. Jack Williams and Rep. Danny Crawford.

Supporters for the bill argue that it protects cattle ranchers and farmers from lab-grown meat competitors and the measures also address the notion that a cabal of global “elites” are promoting unnatural food.

Florida


FL SB1084

Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 1084 to prohibit the sale of lab-grown meat in the state of Florida. Florida is taking action to stop the World Economic Forum’s goal of forcing the world to eat lab-grown meat and insects, “an overlooked source of protein.” While the World Economic Forum is telling the world to forgo meat consumption, Florida is increasing meat production, and encouraging residents to continue to consume and enjoy 100% real Florida beef.

“Today, Florida is fighting back against the global elite’s plan to force the world to eat meat grown in a petri dish or bugs to achieve their authoritarian goals,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Our administration will continue to focus on investing in our local farmers and ranchers, and we will save our beef.”


Tennessee

HB1894

Tennessee passed a bill that ensure putting vaccines into food will be clearly defined as illegal under state law. Bill HB1894, intended to prevent vaccines from being incorporated into groceries.

Under this new legislation, the definition of a “drug” in the Tennessee Code will to specifically include “food that contains a vaccine or vaccine material.” HB1894’s passage comes as a response to public concerns, articulated by the Republican majority in the state legislature, about the potential for scientists to engineer produce with vaccines in the food supply chain.


Resources from Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund: how does your state stack up in food freedoms?

Maps and state law descriptions from FCLDF:

Cottage Food Laws
Raw Milk
Poultry Laws
Red Meat Laws