Opting out of agribusiness

Posted: December 1, 2012 in Urban farming

We are opting out of agribusiness.

We don’t want to give our dollars to farmers who are mean to their animals.

We don’t want to give our dollars to farmers who use GMO seeds.

Or thick blankets of strong pesticides.

We don’t want to give our dollars to farmers who toss male layer chicks into the wood-chipper. Before they are dead.

And when a capricious wind carries GMO seed into a nearby field of good edible corn, we don’t want to give our dollars to faceless corporate suits who will sue for the illegal use of their patented corn.

We don’t want to give our dollars to farmers who coat their fields in the manure of sick, crowded animals fed a steady diet of antibiotics, GMO corn, and ground up cow.

Or farms that produce more waste than 5 New York Cities.

We don’t want to give our dollars to farmers who pull the remains of corn from the plastic lined hole in a bloated cow stomach.

Or to chicken farms with crippled, debeaked, huge-breasted chickens that will never stand or see daylight.

We are opting out of agribusiness.

Factory Farm Nation

Times Topics

Factory farms – the only answer to our growing appetite?

Lawsuit Filed Against California Hatchery for Animal Abuse

Largest Pork Processor to Phase Out Crates

Facts about Pollution from Livestock Farms

Pollution from Giant Livestock Farms Threatens Public Health

My Letter to Whole Foods

Beak Trimming

We encourage folks to research factory farming and agribusiness and form their own opinions.  The links above definitely lean to the worst side of agribusiness, but there is lots of information out there.  Go look.

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