Discussing California's so-called "bacon law" and what it would mean for farmers and consumers, if enacted
A so-called “bacon-law” in California could change how farmers and animal product producers raise their animals. In 2018, more than 60 percent of voters approved Proposition 12. The measure establishes regulations for how pigs and other animals are housed and treated. It also prevents meat and eggs produced in other states that don’t follow those restrictions from being sold in California. The measure has made its way to the Supreme Court and is on hold until a decision is released.
This hour, we discuss Proposition 12, what it covers, and what it would mean for farmers and consumers in California and across the country, if enacted. Our guests:
- Mariann Sullivan, adjunct professor of animal law at Cornell Law School, and host of “Animal Law Podcast”
- Greg Hartt, co-owner of Stonecrop Farm
*During the discussion, Greg Hartt mentions a resource for the public to get acquainted with food labeling and the greater food system as it applies to meat and eggs. You can access that resource here.