Missouri’s Food for America, started by farmer and former state senator Wes Shoemyer of northeastern Missouri, was formed to fight back against industrialized agriculture and factory farms. We are a broad coalition of family farmers, environmentalists, food safety advocates, animal welfare organizations and concerned citizens who recognize the long-lasting, damaging effects of the “Right to Farm” amendment and are working to educate the public to vote NO on Constitutional Amendment 1 on August 5.
Amendment 1 will improve our farmland and environment.
Amendment 1 will strip most local governments of their ability to stop foreign companies from polluting and contaminating our land. In China, over 40% of their farmland has been degraded due to corporations maximizing profit over environmental protection. Amendment 1 will enable similar exploitation of Missouri's land.
Missouri is an agricultural state. We depend on farms, both small and big, to supply food to our state and the country. So, at first blush, the idea that we would want to enshrine the… Read more »
If Missouri Farmers Care really does care about the “Right to Farm” amendment on the Aug. 5 ballot, it sure has an odd way of showing it. The farm advocacy group has voiced its objection… Read more »