The Supreme Court has upheld California’s Proposition 12 on a split vote of 5-4, Prop 12 prevents the sale of meat products that doesn’t abide by California’s strict animal housing standards. The National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation argued the law interferes with interstate commerce. NDFB President Daryl Lies is disappointed in the High Court’s decision. “It’s disappointing how one state can dictate how the rest of the nation is going to raise their food.” Lies doesn’t think this issue is dead yet. “All I do know is if we start allowing states to dictate how food is produced, we’re looking at a drastic increase in the cost of food for American people.”
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