This election season, Barbara Barton of Westfield is voting for Green Party Candidate Dr. Jill Stein. “I just don’t like what Obama has done with allowing Monsanto to play the GMO game,” she said. “He has had a number of opportunities to regulate them and hasn’t.”
Barton plays guitar with the band Jerry and Friends, a group that often plays live music for the elderly at community centers and nursing homes in the area.
During the lunch hour at the town’s community center, where the city serves meals to retirees who struggle to afford food, Barton debuted her new song about genetically modified fruits, vegetables, and plants. In it, she specifically criticizes Monsanto for the company's efforts to sell genetically-modified crop seed overseas.
Barton voted for President Obama in 2008, but says that she won’t cast her ballot for him in November.