Sunday, August 3, 2014
Frank About... "Right to Farm"
Firstly, I will say that I do NOT "get" politics. I don't do well playing the politics game at work, with acquaintances, nor understanding the politics of society. Secondly, I don't ever discuss politics; I was taught early in life not to discuss politics or religion in most situations. Any political leanings I possess, I typically just keep to myself.
However, as a blogger, cook, and eater that appreciates locally produced food products, it would be remiss of me not to speak about the proposed "Right to Farm" Missouri Amendment 1, that Missouri citizens will be voting on, this Tuesday, August 5.
I honestly have not read much detail about this amendment. What I do know of it, involves opening doors for foreign and corporate interests in Missouri farms. Everything about this amendment is suspect; it does not seem to aid any small, independent family farmers.
Most importantly, how do I know that I should vote against this amendment?
The very people I trust to feed my family, the people that I go to at least once a week to purchase the food that I prepare, knowing it was raised without chemicals, without genetic modification, in a humane, environmentally responsible manner... the local farmers in my area... all agree that this amendment is wrong, and should be defeated. If I trust them with my family's well-being, why would I not listen to them?
If you read this blog regularly, I will assume you take a great interest in the food you consume. And I will assume you are concerned about where your food comes from, and how it is produced.
I will be voting NO on Tuesday, will you join me in protecting local, independent farming in Missouri?