Saturday, July 26, 2014

Kansas City Blogger Against 'Right To Farm' Calls Out Monsanto Corporate Influence



This Kansas City blogger offers a COMPREHENSIVE look at the upcoming 'Right To Farm' ballot issue from a progressive and alternative perspective.

Check it:

SCISSION: "Did I forget to mention that here in Missouri we have some big problems with huge corporate hog farms and the like, with Monsanto gmo seeds, patents, and the like? The Amendment will give rights to large corporations to expand factory farms into rural areas without any regard to the health and well-being of the local residents."

What I like about this post is that it mentions that very few voters will know what to make of this amendment that seems harmless but still manages to serve up more GMOs to the voting public.

Developing . . .

8 Comments:

Nancy McNoodly, school nurse said...

From the looks of this town's butterhoggs I'd say that it's the quantity not quality of food that needs to be tackled first.

Anonymous said...

"Butterhogs" you say !

Anonymous said...

Claire paid for her condo in DC with butterhogg bread.

Polar Bear said...

Vote NO on Amendment 1


A yes vote gives foreign companies unlimited power to do whatever they want. No recourse.

Amendment 1 does nothing to help or protect small Missouri farmers and ranchers.

Vote a straight NO ballot

Anonymous said...

Yep. Pretty much. ^^^

Anonymous said...

Vote YES on mandatory weight-based portion sizes for KC's heifers.

This town is fat as fuck and seems to be quite smugly satisfied with it, in a burlesque dancer kind of way.

Anonymous said...

With hamburger at $6.00 a pound fuck it - Let them farm.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness have you people even read this amendment? CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT #1 Section 35. That agriculture which provides food, energy, health benefits, and security is the foundation and stabilizing force of Missouri’s economy. To protect this vital sector of Missouri’s economy, the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state, subject to duly authorized powers, if any, conferred by article VI of the Constitution of Missouri.

No where does it say anything about Monsanto, or corporate farms, or foreign investors. Its merely allowing us to keep farming the way we've been doing without interruption by people who know nothing about how a farm works. Look at North Dakota, they passed an amendment very similar to this and it hasn't hurt them at all. Now look at California, they did not pass anything like this and the number of unnecessary sanctions has driven many of their food producers out of state or out of business!