Effects of Prop. 2 — the UN-SAFE Food Initiative

This November, Californians will be voting on Proposition 2 – the ‘Standards for Confining Farm Animals Statute.’ As a 4th generation family farmer, I oppose Prop. 2 – a risky, dangerous and costly measure for California that, if passed, will:

  • threaten Californians food safety and public health
  • hurt California agriculture, the state’s #1 economic industry
  • drive nearly all California egg farmers, including cage-free farmers, out of business in the state.

Californians need to understand that Prop. 2 is not about the treatment of animals, instead it is about the standards for housing egg-laying hens. California’s current housing standards are the most stringent in the nation protecting farm animals’ well being and keeping our food safe.