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Oct 16, 2009

Issue 2 on the November ballot is an industry attempt to change the Ohio state constitution, establishing a “Livestock Care Standards Board” that would have unchecked power to establish standards for livestock and poultry. Technically
the product of the Ohio General Assembly, the ballot issue is heavily backed by groups representing major agribusiness interests, including the Ohio Farm Bureau and The Ohio Pork Producers Council.

While masquerading as an attempt to improve food safety and animal welfare, Issue 2 in reality is an attempt by big industry to preempt statewide initiatives like the recent Proposition 2 in California, which phased out problematic animal production practices like battery cages for chickens. In effect, the proposed Livestock Care Standards Board would give a dozen political appointees broad and unchecked power to decide rules on animal welfare, potentiallyreshaping regulations on how animals are raised, tracked or traced.

Read more on the truth about Issue 2.

Act now to help defeat Issue 2 on November 3rd. You can also join the Facebook group.
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Posted: Oct 16, 2009 1:40pm
Sep 21, 2009

In honor of the "No Impact Man" premier in theaters nationwide, Food & Water Watch is launching a low-impact challenge of its own. As the film's star, Colin Beavan, urges everyone to reduce their carbon footprints, two Food & Water Watch employees (perhaps the least "green" in the office) will start a six-week adventure to see who can have the smallest water footprint. They will blog every week about their experiences and explore the effects of making small yet meaningful lifestyle changes to conserve water and other natural resources. We urge readers to follow along and join in on the challenge.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2009 9:42am

 

 
 
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