You have a chance to help decide where your food comes from. The new Farm Bill is being developed this week by the Senate Agricultural Committee. You need to ask your Senator to create a Fair Farm Bill. Now is the time to act!
Build a consumer driven food system that supports healthy food
We made some gains in the 2008 Farm Bill but we are threatened by giant corporations that have lots of power and money. They feel threatened by small farmers who grow safe, healthy, life supporting food because they know that there is a growing movement of people who will stand up for their rights to this basic necessity.
We need a farm bill that does three things
- Protects country of origin labeling: We deserve to know where our food comes from, and we must build on our success in 2008 by protecting labeling for meat, poultry, fruits, vegetables, seafood and nuts.
- Gives farmers a chance to compete: Family farms are going out of business due in large part to the increased corporate control of our food system. We need the Farm Bill to ban meatpackers from owning livestock, a practice they use to manipulate markets and drive independent farmers and ranchers out of business.
- Protects key programs for organic agriculture: Key programs for organic, which would help farmers transition to organic production or fund research for something other than genetically engineered crops, are in danger of being cut and need to be included in the next Farm Bill.
Join the movement for a Fair Farm Bill
I don’t know about you, but I would be starving without my farmer. I would do everything I can to help these farmers earn a fair living. They are our last hope for fresh, unadulterated food. What would you feed your family if you didn’t have your farmer? Food from Roundup Ready crops?