“Carbon sequestration is part of my plan to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and become energy neutral by 2050.”
That’s just one of the thoughtful answers Amy gave in response to Our Family Farms’ candidate survey. Here are her complete answers:
1. Oregon is renowned for its world-class seed producing climate. How much do you value GE-free agricultural zones in Oregon?
2. Do you believe that the companies behind genetically engineered seeds, not the farmers who plant them, should be held accountable for GE contamination events that adversely affect non-GE crops grown nearby?
4. Do you think that local communities should have the right to choose if GE crops are grown in their region?
I think it is essential for local communities to have the right to choose if GE crops are grown in their region. We all have the right of self-determination. When it comes to potential contamination events, and agricultural products we all rely on, it is essential that local communities make their own decisions when it comes to GE crops.
I wholeheartedly support rewarding farmers who practice methods to sequester atmospheric carbon into the soil. Carbon sequestration is part of my plan to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and become energy neutral by 2050. We all have to do our part and more to combat the effects of climate change, especially given the latest report, released today by the IPCC.