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Thu May 14, 2015, 12:03 PM

What about a "monsanto tax" to encourage sustainable/organic farming/ranching of sorts?

Could a tax be placed on Monsanto/Dow/other industrial products/GMO Seeds that poison environment/people/animals to fund other programs encouraging sustainable living?

Could agriculture programs be tweaked to encourage chemical free farming/ranching?

For example: Instead of roundup for weeds, how about targeting moneys for goats (example kiko goats prefer foraging instead of commercial feed and will eat weeds on ranchland. They have also been used to eat undergrowth and reduce wildfires as well.)

Workable/unworkable?

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mopinko May 2015 #1

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Thu May 14, 2015, 01:27 PM

1. well it would sure work for me.

i need a barn. i had the money, but i am spending it on a divorce instead.
srsly, if i wasnt half of a 1% couple, i couldnt be doing what i am doing.
we have dumped a small fortune into a tiny farm.
i dont know how others manage to do it.

it could buy up vacant land and give it to small farmers. or give grants for things like barns and machinery.
sorta sba for farmers.

chickens and geese, btw, are great weeders.

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