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Proposal ID654
Proposal2012 Platform amendment proposal: Agriculture - CA
PresenterPlatform Committee - Sponsored by GPCA
Floor ManagerBudd Dickinson
Discussion05/02/2012 - 05/13/2012
Voting05/14/2012 - 05/20/2012
Presens Quorum31 0.6666
Consens Quorum38 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


Introduction would have one additional sentence.

Also, replace part of #13 which currently reads:
"Animal farming must be practiced in ethically and environmentally sustainable ways. Rapidly phase out the use of confined animal feeding operations and factory farms


Amend Chapter III. Ecological Sustainability, I. Agriculture

Add to the intro as the last sentence:
"According to the 2006 United Nations' Livestock's Long Shadow report and the World Watch Institute's 2009 article, "Livestock and Climate Change," the livestock sector is one of the most significant contributors to our most serious environmental problems, including global warming, land degradation, air and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.

Replace #13 with:
"Animal farming must be practiced in ethically and environmentally sustainable ways. We support a rapid phase out of confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) not only because of their adverse impact on the environment, but also on food safety (e.g. disease epidemics), public health, and animal protection."


IMPLEMENTATION: Approval of this proposal will amend the 2012 Draft Platform, to be presented for approval at the 2012 Presidential Nominating Convention

CONTACT: Jan Martell, co-chair, 919-682-2472,
Bruce Hinkforth, co-chair, 262-569-1370,
Jesse Townley, section editor,


2010 Platform:
Proposition 636:

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