Last year's bill, HB 135, would have made it legal to process more than just chickens on our farm. We could have butchered our hogs, lambs, and beeves as well. But the cry from the detractors was that small farmers like myself were going to kill everybody. They were making the same claims this year over the raw milk.
But what is rarely thought of by those in government that consider bills like the Virginia Food Freedom Act, is that regulations rarely improve the safety of food.