Subject: Tell Your Senators: Monsanto can’t feed the world
In a promising move, the G8 — a group of the world’s eight wealthiest nations — has just announced a shift away from providing direct food aid to developing countries and towards helping farmers abroad produce and distribute their own food.
That’s a laudable goal. But the Obama administration along with members of the U.S. Congress are using this singular moment to move their own agenda: propping up U.S. biotechnology companies like Monsanto. They hope to accomplish this by promoting genetically modified seeds and chemical inputs as tools to fight hunger, despite research that shows that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have little impact on crop yield and do not fare well in drought-prone regions that need the most help.
I just took action and signed a petition asking my senators to oppose the Casey-Lugar bill that would push GMOs on the world. I hope you will, too.
Please have a look and take action.
Thanks! MarilynUncategorized | Tags: Agriculture, Biotechnology, Crop yield, Dear Friend, Genetically modified food, Genetically modified organism, Monsanto, United States | Comment (0)
In spite of 20,00 e-mails from organic consumers and, in apparent contradiction to his announcement that he wants an organic garden at the White House, Obama has chosen Tom Vilsack, a strong bio-tech proponent supporting genetically engineered crops, cloned animals, etc., to run the Department of Agriculture.
As you will see below, Vilsack is truly Monsanto‘s boy. He pre-empted the local votes of towns and counties who had voted to disallow GE seeds!
It’s still possible to block Vilsack’s confirmation with a massive support of the petition drafted by the Organic Consumer Association. It’s easy to sign on at this link:
or from the Organic Consumer Association website http://www.organicconsumers.org/
Your email will be sent to your Senators and the President-Elect‘s office.
The article below gives further details.
Uncategorized | Tags: Agriculture, Biotechnology, Genetic engineering, Monsanto, Organic Consumer Association, Tom Vilsack, United States Department of Agriculture, White House | Comment (0)