Issue 1 isn’t just about protecting our families, communities, veterans and the elderly. It’s about protecting our farmers from being run out of business by big multinational corporations that are more than happy to compromise our farmers’ ability to sell their product. And it’s happened before.
On December 8, 2011, it was ruled by the Arkansas State Supreme Court that a law similar to Issue 1 was unconstitutional. The court found that German multinational corporation, Bayer, had contaminated Arkansas rice farmers' crops with genetically modified rice during outdoor testing and that genetically modified rice had begun to appear in the nation’s long-grain rice supply.