Big Ag's Big Money in the 2012 Election

From crop subsidies to pesticide regulations, school lunch rules to organic food standards, food policy plays a huge role in our everyday lives. And it's no secret that Big Ag spends a lot of money to influence that policy. But do you know just how much money Big Ag is spending to influence the outcome of the 2012 elections? Here's a hint: it's more than just peanuts. Big Ag’s Big Money in the 2012 Elections” width= Via:

Tell the White House to say NO to Dow's Agent Orange GMO corn

Petition: Tell the White House to say NO to Dow's Agent Orange GMO corn Just in time for the new year, the Dow Chemical Company is quietly trying to convince the federal government to deregulate a new variety of genetically-modified (GM) corn that is resistant to 2,4-D, a chemical component that made up roughly half of the Agent Orange chemical weapon formula sprayed on villages and crop fields during the Vietnam War. But you have the power to stop it from happening by signing a new petition created by the consumer watchdog group Cornucopia Institute (CI).

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Collecting/using Rainwater is ILLEGAL!

Several Western states have old laws in place tat make it ILLEGAL to collect rainwater on your own property.  You must actually posses "water rights" to that rain much like people have mineral rights in oil/coal states. From my initial research, I realized that these water rights were created to govern over rivers, streams etc and who owns the rights to that water.  Who owns the water? The person who owns the land at the point of origin or the guy who owns the lake at the bottom of the mountain? Oddly enough, most of the laws also include ANY groundwater and rain water!  We have all heard of the value of water and if I were a betting man, the cost of clean fresh water will surpass the value of oil one day. I found this video from 2010 and am going to do some more research to see exactly which states require these water rights. Stay tuned!

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McDonald's Cruelty: The Rotten Truth About Egg McMuffins

I saw this video sometime last year and was floored by it.  McDonald's claims to have switched to a new supplier and was "appalled" by the actions of the operation. Do you REALLY think they had no idea this kind of shit goes on in industrial farming?