Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Boo to Obama on Choice of Secretary of Agriculture

Despite petitions from organic farmers and advocates of sustainable agriculture, Obama has chosen Tom Vilsack for Secretary of Agriculture. 

Who is Vilsack? 
He's a former Governor of Iowa who is a staunch supporter of GMO food, particularly pharmaceutical corn. He has fought to limit states' rights to regulate seed, GE crops and pharma crops and he's also in favor of corn and soy biofuels - both of which use as much as or more fossil energy to produce as they generate. 

This is very alarming news and doesn't bode well for the future of our soil and our food supply. 

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