Thursday, April 11, 2013

Stand Up for Organic Food :: Sign This Petition & Tell Congress to Promote Organic Farming

I'm very passionate about real, organic foods for my family, especially produce. Why? I don't care for all the toxic crap and GMO's that conventional produce are loaded with. They are just totally unnecessary and the threats to our current health and future health are real.

 Last Fall I had the pleasure of attending the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, Ca. While there I certainly revived that passion upon learning of the many threats to organic farming, which now include a new farm bill. Fortunately, we live in America and can come together to tell our government what's important to us.  
National Heirloom Exposition 2012
This very important new farm bill will soon be voted on by Congress which will have the greatest impact on the food we eat. Currently, our tax dollars go to highly profitable agribusinesses that don't need the help and to people who don't live anywhere near a farm. The government does very little to help farmers grow organic fruits and vegetables, presumably because there's less profit involved and Big Ag has too much pull. Sadly, it's all about money. I know I'm not the only mom out there that would rather pay the extra cost to feed my family organic produce that's much, much healthier for us, but I also believe we should have a say in where our tax dollars go too!

National Heirloom Exposition 2012

By standing up for organic farming... 

I'm saying NO to Monsanto and GMO's. 

I'm supporting the future of my local and organic farmers who don't receive the subsidies like those that don't need them do.  

I'm saying NO to harmful, toxic chemicals that don't belong in our food!  

I'm saying YES to using my tax dollars to promote organic farming, support real working farm families, protect land and water and help feed children.

If we don't stand up for organic farming, what will the future of food look like for our children?

Let your voice be heard.

Will you stand up with me? Simply take a moment to sign the petition below!

By signing this petition, you are telling Congress that you want your tax dollars to go to programs that help families gain greater access to healthy, affordable food in the new farm bill.

This petition will be sent to Frank D. Lucas, Chairmain of the House Committee on Agriculture and Debbie Stabenew, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

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