25 October 2010

The Right to Eat Healthy Food (and to know from where that food came)

This article is among those that really gets my blood boiling:

http://hartkeisonline.com/2010/10/11/family-farm-ordered-to-destroy-50000-pounds-of-cheese/

Where would you rather your milk and beef came from?

A family farm like Morningland Dairy?


Or a CAFO?


But then again, this is a country where we believe genetically modifying a pig to produce poop low in phosphorus is better than simply feeding a pig what it was meant to eat, so maybe I'm in the minority here. As a rule, I don't think selective breeding or GM (which are not the same thing) are intrinsically bad. However, going through the trouble of genetically modifying animals simply so we can further exploit them is, in my humble opinion, unethical and cruel. We need more farms like Polyface Farms, and we need them badly.

If you're gotten this far, please consider donating. Without help this family is going to have no chance of taking on the government.

Click here to lend your support to: Uncheese Party and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !

And for a real eye-opener, I suggest watching Food, Inc. You can watch it instantly on Netflix.

2 comments:

  1. i would love to watch food inc but netflix doesn't have close caption and my hearing isn't good enough... I bet redbox would have it though.

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