A bill introduced last week in California to restrict antibiotic use in livestock would effectively eliminate meat consumption in the state’s public school system. 

This bill, if passed in its present form, would basically narrow beef and chicken supplies down to those of organic origin. “One might argue that an individual could still consume organic chicken or beef; however, organic meat is astronomically expensive and impractical,” says Gary Conover, director of government relations with Western United Dairymen. “This bill is fraught with problems.”

Conover notes that this legislation would change how society views the consumption of meat products.

To read the bill, click here.