The Farm Bureau is presently one of the strongest anti-environmental
organizations in the country, allied with the Wise Use Movement in opposing
the Endangered Species Act and promoting "property rights" and "takings"
legislation, aimed at forcing the government to compensate anyone whose
polluting activities (profits) are limited by the law.
The Bureau is also leading the nationwide push for anti-1st amendment
"persishable food disparagment" legislation, that is aimed at silencing
debate on pesticides and food safety.
The Farm Bureau, FYI, is also opposed to the:
Equal Rights Amendment
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
statehood for the District of Columbia
the Delaney Clause, which prohibits carcinogenic additives in processed foods
It defends its members against
the National Biological Survey
"one world government"
and the Clean Water Act
Says Farm Bureau Dean Kleckner,"to live, is to pollute"
For more info, see Sierra Magazine Nov/Dec 1994, Paul Rauber, "Down on the
Kert Davies, analyst
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP
1718 Connecticut Ave. Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20009
And check the EWG web page at
202-667-6982 fax 202-232-2592
Opinions expressed are mine and not my employer's.