NH Food Freedom Bill Calls for Jailing Feds?
~ The Rebel ~ 2012/01/25 05:23:56
Last year's "food sovereignty" movement has returned in 2012 with a decidedly mean edge.
New Hampshire is the second state where some lawmakers want to use their criminal code against state employees, producers and even federal officials in order to stop federal enforcement of food safety laws. Utah was the first.
Unlike Utah, the proposed New Hampshire "Food Freedom Act," does not call for jail time for state employees and food producers. If they run afoul of the act, they could only be charged with class B misdemeanors and fined up to $1,200.
But the measure's language says "any official, agent, or employee of the government of the United States, or employee of a corporation providing services to the government of the United States that enforces or attempts to enforce a federal act, order, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States upon a foodstuff labeled 'Made in New Hampshire' shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor."
If successfully prosecuted under such a measure, a federal employee or contractor could face 12 months in jail and fines up to $2,000.
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