Congressman Massie Offers a Limited Government Solution to Coming Food Shortage

Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-R)warned that food shortages are coming Sunday on Twitter, but this was not fear mongering as the congressman offered a solution that will allow more freedom in the marketplace.

“Other members of Congress own cattle, but only a few of us RAISE cattle.

I fix the fences, feed the hay, castrate bulls, fertilize fields, put tags in their ears, move them between pastures, wean calves.


USDA needs to acknowledge and respond now.”

“The alternative is to do nothing while staring at bare supermarket shelves. Farm animals will be euthanized and buried in pits or burned if nothing changes. Crops are already being plowed under, and milk is already being poured out. 

I am only 1 of 435, call your congressman now”

H.R. 2859, otherwise known as the PRIME Act would loosen or abolish certain FDA rules pertaining to the slaughter of animal carcasses for human consumption, making it easier for the consumer to obtain meat locally slaughtered meat. 

As the resolution states:

“The provisions of this title requiring inspection of the slaughter of animals and the preparation of the carcasses, parts thereof, meat and meat food products at establishments conducting such operations for commerce shall not apply to the slaughtering by any person of animals at a custom slaughter facility, and the preparation at such custom slaughter facility and transportation in commerce of the carcasses, parts thereof, meat and meat food products of such animals if—

(A)the slaughtering and preparation carried out at such custom slaughter facility is carried out in accordance with the law of the State in which the custom slaughter facility is located; and

(B)the animals are so slaughtered and the carcasses, parts thereof, meat and meat food products of such animals are so prepared exclusively for distribution to—

(i)household consumers within the State; and

(ii)restaurants, hotels, boarding houses, grocery stores, or other establishments located in such State that—

(I)are involved in the preparation of meals served directly to consumers; or

(II)offer meat and meat food products for sale directly to consumers in the State.”

Congressman Massie explained how the PRIME Act would provide a limited government solution to the coming food shortage in a recent interview with Liz Reitzing, Founder of “Real Food Consumer Coalition,” which can be viewed below.



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