26 Sep '11, 10pm

Who’s behind the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and why it matters

Who’s behind the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and why it matters

While I believe the majority of our nation's ranchers and farmers are respectful stewards of the land with the public's best interest at heart -- they're working hard to reduce their environmental impact and address pesticide, artificial hormone, and antibiotics overuse -- the USFRA clearly is not representing them. Instead, a look at the Alliance affiliates reveals that it is made up of, and funded by, the biggest players in the food industry, including those who profit most from toxic agricultural chemicals, polluting farming and food processing practices, and concerning animal welfare policies. No wonder, then, that that limiting protections from toxic pesticides and pushing back against antibiotic regulation are just two of the current policy priorities of USFRA affiliates.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/factory-farms/2011-09-26-whos-behind...

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