Skip to comments.Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm
Posted on 07/11/2014 7:41:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
In the nations agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.
Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops.
The emerging battle could have lasting repercussions for the nations food supply and for the millions of people worldwide who depend on U.S. agricultural exports. Its also possible that the right-to-farm idea could sputter as a merely symbolic gesture that carries little practical effect beyond driving up voter turnout in local elections.
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It already exists in the constitution.
Not in the context that these crony-capital agriculturalists want it.
There was a long argument about even including the bill of rights because of the confusion that would cause, making some people think that rights were granted by the Constitution, instead of the Constitution enumerating just a few rights out of the many rights the people hold.
Please explain where.
They also want to keep the public unaware from the right to know what is in their food. Big Ag are global crony capitalist corporatists, not farmers. We need GMO labeling too to give small farmers an opportunity and Americans the right to know what they eat.
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