Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

Measure P

From Yes on P (Wilhelm Schaser, Campaign Spokesperson)/Oct. 14, 2014, 4:24 p.m.


At its heart, Measure P is about local control versus corporate control of our local food system. It’s about supporting our hardworking farmers who have been developing a sustainable agricultural system here on the North Coast for over 100 years. Measure P is about protecting our soil, our water and our air from the toxic herbicides and insecticides that are the mainstay of corporate agriculture. Measure P is about maintaining the quality of life we have enjoyed for generations and maintaining it for the future generations I see in the arms of proud parents at Farmers Markets every week.

Let me be as frank as possible, GMO agriculture is based on poison usage. The crops that have been developed over the past 30 plus years do not do things like resist drought or increase nutritional value for the consumer.  GMO crops are about weed and insect control.  As target organisms adapt (and it’s a law of nature that they always will), more and stronger herbicides are required.  It’s a great business model for agrochemical giants which provide both the seed and the poison.

And by the way the idea that you will not be able to vaccinate your dog is just plain ridiculous!