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.
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Obama is soon to select the Secretary of Agriculture. This is a vitally important office. The fate of organic foods and the impact of Genetically Modified Foods, and the state of our soil and hence our future, depends on this.
The Organic Consumers Assn. says, “The Secretary of Agriculture is responsible for directing the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its $90 billion annual budget, including the National Organic Program, food stamp and nutrition programs, and agriculture subsidies. Through the Organic Consumers Association web portal, you can now directly communicate with the President-Elect about your choice for Secretary of Agriculture and your vision for our nation‘s food system.”
Please consider voting for Fred Kirshenmann, a long-time Bioneer and man of integrity (see below). Please go to this link and vote.
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Vibrational Healing Program
600 S. Churton St. #6
Hillsborough, NC 27278
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This is extremely important – please forward widely!
“Fred Kirshenmann has been the director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture since 2000. He is president of Kirschenmann Family Farms, a 3,500-acre certified organic farm in Windsor, North Dakota, where he also was president (1990-1999) of Farm Verified Organic, a private organic certification agency. He is a leader of the organic/sustainable agriculture movement, and has served on many boards and advisory committees of such organizations. He has completed a five-year term on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Standards Board, and has chaired the administrative council for the USDA’s North Central Region’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. He recently completed work for the North Dakota Commission on the Future of Agriculture, and was a charter member of the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society in 1979. He has been a member of the board of directors for the Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture since 1994, and was president in 1997. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and book chapters dealing with ethics and agriculture.”
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