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Stop the CAFO/Monsanto Protection Bill
Local Control & the Future of Missouri Farming
and Food is at Stake

Call Your Senator TODAY!!!
Vote NO on HJR 7&11 and SJR 22

Missouri Rural Crisis Center
Colombia, Missouri

(Missouri) House Joint Resolution 7&11 (HJR 7&11) and Senate Joint Resolution 22 (SJR 22) are anti-local control constitutional amendments that will have unintended, far-reaching & radical consequences.

The Truth about HJR 7&11 and SJR 22:

These vaguely worded proposed constitutional amendments could strip Local Control from Missouri counties (both urban and rural), taking away their power to protect constituents, family farmers and Missouri citizens from the negative impacts of corporate controlled industrial agriculture through Local Control.

In addition, HJR 7&11 and SJR 22 “forever guarantees” “modern farming practices” under the constitution.  But “modern farming practices” are not defined in these bills.  This is a major problem because these “future” practices could be anything (from factory farms, to cloned animals, to corporate control and patenting of the food supply…).

HJR 7&11 and SJR 22 expand the power of corporate agri-business to exploit any future “agricultural technologies” simply to increase their profits at the expense of family farmers, our food system, property rights, potential markets and local economies.

“Forever” protecting future undefined and unknown “modern” ag and food practices is completely irresponsible and should not be in our constitution.
These Constitutional Amendments would be cemented into the Missouri constitution and can’t be fixed after the fact.

  • Read HJR 7&11 HERE
  • Read SJR 22 HERE.

  • You can call YOUR Senator by calling the capitol switchboard at (573) 751-2000,
  • or find your Senator’s email HERE.

Tell them to:

  • Support Family Farms
  • Protect Local Control!
  • Defend OUR Constitution!
    Vote NO on HJR 7&11 and SJR 22!.

Published in In Motion Magazine April 9, 2013

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