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Greediest Corporate Agribusiness Move We'Ve Ever Seen!

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Corporate agribusiness is trying to write itself into the Ohio constitution- and if it succeeds there, you can be sure that this greedy play will be made in other states. This could radically shift policy away from small, local farms to big factory farms.


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Rebecca S (160)
Thursday October 22, 2009, 3:39 am
In the most ambitious power grab we've ever seen, corporate agribusiness is trying to write itself into the Ohio constitution- and if it succeeds there, you can be sure that this greedy play will be made in other states. I'm working with small farmers and other concerned citizens to prevent that threat from becoming a reality- and we have less than two weeks to defeat this ballot initiative. Can you help us fund radio ads to defeat this terrible take over?

While masquerading as an attempt to improve food safety and animal welfare, Issue 2 would give a board of political appointees unchecked power to decide any and all regulations related to animal agriculture. The board could make decisions that radically shift policy in any direction on issues like the use of antibiotics and growth hormones, genetically engineered animals, cloned animals, animal ID and traceability, and factory farm zoning reguations.

Proponents of Issue 2 are running a multi-million dollar campaign to trick voters into thinking that Issue 2 will support safe, local food from small farmers. Food & Water Watch intends to run radio ads to counter this slick campaign so voters learn the truth about Issue 2. It's vital that we raise $45,000 by Wednesday, October 28th to pay for these ads. Every dollar you give will actually be worth three, because an anonymous donor will pitch in two dollars for every dollar donated up to $45,000. Please give today - every ad that we can rush onto the airwaves will make a difference in stopping this agribusiness power grab.


Daniel Barker (4)
Thursday October 22, 2009, 7:53 pm
"Trading Places" - the best education in the 1980's, along with Kramer vs. Kramer and the "Wall Street") - the best way to hurt rich people is to turn them into poor people!

Do not buy food in a store. go to farmers market.

do not support agri-business - buy other brands.

put the corporate farm agri out of business.


Marcla G (108)
Friday October 23, 2009, 4:27 pm
I agree with Daniel. Also grow your own food people... it's easy, save seeds from a tomato, from a bell pepper, buy some organic seeds, find apot, any container and some's easy.

Saturday October 24, 2009, 2:38 pm
When any sector of an industry goes corporate, you can bet that bottom dollar, that monetary gain becomes the emphasis and not the love of the product. Some things are best left unmechanized on a huge scale. One of those things is the food we ingest into our bodies.

I would much rather put a tomato into my mouth grown by a farmer who loves his trade than from a mega corporation looking out for its own interests and for that bottom dollar.

. (0)
Monday October 26, 2009, 10:06 am
We are the power and the voice... we could start demanding produce from smaller food producers... support small produce producers... and encourage little shops to spring up all over so that they could be more convenient and easier accessible to most?
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