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Discussing California's so-called "bacon law" and what it would mean for farmers and consumers, if enacted

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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:

*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.

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.