Industrial farming interests setting us up for mass starvation in the long run?

From the Alliance for Natural Health:

“Allowing only one color of pig (or cow, corn, wheat, tomato, etc.) is a very bad idea. You can help. Action alert!

As we reported in April, Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued an Invasive Species Order, or ISO, that was supposed to “help stop the spread of feral swine and the disease risk they pose,” not to mention their “potential for extensive agricultural and ecosystem damage.”

Quite intentionally, we believe, the ISO’s unnecessarily broad definition includes heritage or “old world” breeds and open-range pigs raised on small family farms. These are included because they do not have the uniform color and appearance of factory-raised pigs.

The order allows DNR to seize and destroy non-conforming animals—some farmers’ principal livelihood and what remains of porcine genetic diversity—and will not compensate farmers whose pigs are destroyed. Even pet pigs could be in danger.

Many observers believe that the Michigan Pork Producers Association is behind the order. The MPPA is a coalition of CAFOs or factory farming operations that would view the small pig farmers as undesirable competition. The ISO eliminates this competition and ensures that consumers have no choice but to purchase white pork from the confinement facilities, which are exempt from the ISO.

In addition, the order is also described by some farmers as “a brazen power grab” by the Michigan DNR to expand its jurisdiction beyond hunting and fishing to now include farming operations.

Since our earlier report, four lawsuits have been filed by small farmers against the DNR to overturn the ISO on the grounds that it is vague and contradictory. Two of the plaintiffs are heritage breed farmers who actually received an order for them to “depopulate.”

To say that the order is vague and contradictory is an understatement. We doubt that whoever wrote it ever saw a pig. One of the defining characteristics of a feral swine in the ISO is tail structure: “Sus scrofa exhibit straight tails. They contain the muscular structure to curl their tails if needed, but the tails are typically held straight. Hybrids of Sus scrofaexhibit either curly or straight tail structure.” So in plain English, a pig with either a straight tail or curly tail is either a feral or a non-feral swine! If it is the wrong one, eliminate it!

The lawsuits were consolidated into a single hearing to determine whether the ISO—and DNR’s Declaratory Ruling interpreting the ISO—could be voided. A ruling is expected next month.

At the same time, there is a campaign to petition the governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, to rescind the ISO. If the governor lets it stand, other states will take note, and we may get the same sort of order from other state agencies. The ISO is not only bad for Michigan local farmers. It would also leave us with only one kind of pig by destroying the genetic diversity of pig genes presently available….”

Read more on the Alliance for Natural Health website.


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7 responses to “Industrial farming interests setting us up for mass starvation in the long run?

  1. Rick Adam

    Yes and the City of London has set into work a new instrument to permit individuals to buy into speculative purchases of farmland throughout the world thereby destroying any hope of small sustainable mom and pop farming in the future.

  2. I think we see eye to eye on this one. It’s pretty clear what is being done if you are open to looking at the data. Very similar to what is being done to our economic system and jobs.

  3. As far as the City of London goes, the obvious answer I see is the use of the most powerful word in the English language. ……..”NO!”

    Most have been indoctrinated (by design) not to question the rule of law, and it will be difficult to impossible for many of them to tell the City of London not only NO, but heck no, to it’s land redistribution scheme.

    Not all laws are legitimate. The Jews were exterminated, and Jesus Christ was crucified all according to “the law.” When the law does not as an end, protect the rights of the individual it is time to say no to that law, and perhaps even remove or change the government that champions such laws.

    All it will take to put a stop to this, is for a large number of people to say no, and take steps to reform the underlying causes. Ending the 5th plank to the communist manifest, would be a good start – the Federal Reserve bank Specifically.. For it, by itself, has enabled the bankers the ability to steal our lives right out from under us.
    “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies… The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
    ~Thomas Jefferson
    “Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and
    unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so
    far extended as to violate natural right.” ~Thomas Jefferson

  4. What can we do to stop this? Just keep informing whoever will listen to us?
    The media doesn’t seem interested in taking this up so far. I sent letters to a number of media groups about Montana Jones issues with the sheep and so far I don’t see anything published or anyone doing an in depth investigation. Next our heritage pigs in Canada?

  5. BCFoodSecurity

    They have got to destroy diversity at any cost. It is the new “Monoculture Mantra” !

    • BC – sorry to say this has NOTHING to do with diversity. It has everything to do with control and eugenics. Take another look at what they are doing and what they are saying…..We can not afford to underestimate the enemy or his mission.

  6. Exactly Margo! Don’t bother with politicians or the mainstream media, talk to people and hope that we reach a critical mass before things come to blows. Because it will be bloody if we do not stop this.

    If you want to find a news source – may I suggest you start listening to the radio hosts at . While I do not agree with all of there hosts, you will get more truth there than any other place I have found on the Internet.
    You will find people there that have seen this coming and been fighting this battle for as long as 30 years……

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