Governor starts food fight with Colorado agriculture
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Colorado Gov. Polis recently suggested that Colorado’s ranchers and farmers start focusing on growing vegetables for plant-based proteins. Apparently, the governor has never traveled outside of Denver.
“For the governor to suggest that Colorado agriculture begin focusing on growing vegetables for plant-based proteins is confusing to the farmers and ranchers who have worked the land in rural Colorado for decades — not only because Colorado’s arid climate doesn’t allow for growing the extensive list of ingredients in plant-based burgers and alternative proteins, but also because Colorado’s beef industry contributes so much to the state’s economy,” the Colorado Livestock Association said in an open letter to Polis.
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