Willie Nelson Says ‘Occupy the Food System’ – 300,000 Activists in Suit Against Monsanto

Willie Nelson’s call to “occupy the food system” echoes the calls in a lawsuit of over 300,000 plaintiffs challenging big ag giant Monsanto’s control over seed.

Willie Nelson wrote:

Willie Nelson(photo: Dave Hensley)

Our banks were deemed too big to fail, yet our food system’s corporations are even bigger. Their power puts our entire food system at stake. […]

Nothing is more important than the food we eat and the family farmers who grow it. Corporate control of our food system has led to the loss of millions of family farmers, destruction of our soil, pollution of our water and health epidemics of obesity and diabetes.

We simply can’t afford it. Our food system belongs in the hands of many family farmers, not under the control of a handful of corporations.

 

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http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/17-5