Organic Is the Answer to Food Security
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Organic Is the Answer to Food Security

    1. Ani L. Schwartz
    2. Petition by

      Ani L. Schwartz

      Arroyo Seco, NM

started 10/16/09 --- Signing this action sends a letter to Congress & Obama.  You can send a comment with this letter by using the "Add a Personalized Message" box found in the "SIGN" box on the left.
AND/OR you can sign the still available OCA EDITABLE PETITION on the OCA site:

LEARN MORE ABOUT Obama's Biotech and Chemially Dependent Friends & TAKE ACTION
        Organic Consumers Association network members sent 100,000 emails to Obama last fall opposing Tom Vilsack's appointment as USDA Secretary, because the former Iowa Governor had served as a leading advocate for Monsanto, genetic engineering, and factory farming. We also generated nearly 40,000 letters opposing former Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor's appointment as a senior adviser to the Food and Drug Administration Commissioner on food safety.
        So far, we've been able to keep Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff (notorious for his support of Monsanto's controversial gene-altered Bovine Growth Hormone) out of the Administration, but President Obama has just nominated two high-profile biotech advocates, closely connected to Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, to key USDA and trade positions.
        Obama has tapped Roger Beachy, long-time president of the Danforth Plant Science Center (Monsanto's nonprofit arm) as chief of the USDA's newly created National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
        And Islam Siddiqui, currently the VP of Science and Regulatory Affairs at CropLife America (a major front group for GMO and chemical agriculture), has been nominated for the post of Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative's office. CropLife's regional partner, the Mid America CropLife Association, was the group that infamously chided the First Lady for refusing to use pesticides on the White House garden. Siddiqui gave the maximum personal contribution to Obama's campaign and held a major fundraiser for Obama at his McLean, Virginia home early last year.



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Ani L. Schwartz
      Petition Organizer

      Get Big Ag out of the White House --- Organic Consumers Assn. editable petition. . . .
      AND subsidize local natural organic farms across the nation --- letter to Congress & Obama.


    Reasons for signing

    • bradley flaming FRESNO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      because food is awesome!

    • kalen reed FRESNO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      If public health is important to you then why would you not sign this? The proof is in the GMO / pesticide filled pudding! More and more families are being affected by life altering diseases linked to these environmentally damaging practices.

    • Liz Lindsay TOMS RIVER, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      I am already wheat and gluten intolerant from this crap!

    • Cassandra Brower MAMMOTH LAKES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I should not need to worry about the food I put in my body. If I choose to eat foods that will harm me, then that is my own choice, but I choose to eat foods that support my body and keep me healthy. It should not be so hard to find these foods and even if I find something "natural" I still have to read the labels extra carefully. The direction that the food industry is going is beyond scary! Let's fix it now!!

    • Emily Song HOUSTON, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Michelle Obama spends so much time and energy trying to make kid's more healthy and fit when they only tackle the problem on the surface, not the root. Americans will never be able to be more healthy when junk food is cheaper than the good organic stuff and junk food is cheaper because her husband is subsidizing them.


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