The Missouri Right To Farm Bill is a scam
This August we will vote on a Constitutional Amendment to the Missouri Constitution, a very serious vote because Constituional Amendments once passed are hard to repeal.
The question you will be voting on sounds good on the surface, "you get the right to farm", but we already have a right to farm, a God given right. We don't need a government giving us something we already have. The Government Giveith, the Government Taketh Away.
The bill which has big money being poured in by Monsanto, Gargill and other giant mega farm suppliers has many problems.
One of the big ones, is that the ballot wording is not the actual wording of the law. If this was just a simple state code it could be corrected later, but this is a Constitutional Amendment and can't be changed.
The actual law is as follows:
No law shall be enacted which abridges the right of farmers and employ agricultural technology and modern livestock production and ranching practices.
This has several meanings: Unlike what the pushers of this law say,it has nothing to do with protecting your garden or small farm. It has everything to do with protecting mega farms and GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) manufacturers like Monsanto.
Hawaii recently banned all GMO's, this bill would forever make that virtually impossible.
Labeling, a person's right to know what is in the food they consume, would be forever an impossibility when it comes to knowing if the food you eat is genetically modified or just normal food.
I for one want to know if the crops I eat have roundup ready genes implanted in them so they don't die when they are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides.
If you plant a field with non-GMO crops and pollen from your field contaminates a Monsanto Patented GMO field, you can be sued for preventing Monsanto or a Monsanto crop farmer from "employing their modern technology". This has already happened in Canada.
Monsanto is in the business of creating patented, self pollinating crops.
No need for bees and other pollinators, the crops do not reseed and pollinate themselves, therefore you must purchase from them. Most of their patented crops when contaminating a non-GMO crop will make it sterile.
Please investigate before you vote