The Food Freedom Act is a direct response to the â€œFood Safety and Modernization Actâ€ from Washington D.C. The FFA declares that food grown and produced in state, when sold in state are beyond the authority of Congress under its constitutional power to regulate commerce among the states. The FFA is primarily a Tenth Amendment challenge to the powers of Congress under the â€œcommerce clause,â€ with food and farming as the objects.
The Intrastate Commerce Act (track legislation here) does the same thing as the FFA in regards to food, but also expands the principle to all products grown, produced, and manufactured within the state.
2012 Legislation (scroll down for previous session activity)
Legend: Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more houses. Green – Passed both houses.
Red – Became Law. Black – Failed Vote.