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Tell the USDA - No "Truce" for GMO Companies!

    1. Petition by

      Julie McLaughlin

      Parish, NY

On January 5, 2011, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said in regards to Genetically Modified Foods "By continuing to bring stakeholders together in an attempt to find common ground where the balanced interests of all sides could be advanced, we at USDA are striving to lead an effort to forge a new paradigm based on coexistence and cooperation.". He went on to say "I have tremendous confidence in our existing regulatory system and no doubts about the safety of the products this system has approved and will continue to approve."

Apparently, the good Secretary has lost his mind. His idea seems to be that instead of fighting GM foods, we should be co-operating with people like Monsanto. I would say this proves that the USDA has absolutely no interest in the food safety of the people, nor do they care about damage to the environment. There has already been plenty of evidence, both empirical and scientific, about the dangers of GM foods. And yet, our government continues to allow them. Given what the Secretary has just stated, our government will continue to allow them, no matter what evidence is given. 

To address his second remark about having faith in the system - this is outright scary. HOW can anyone have faith in a system that has failed, spectacularly, so often? While he might feel confident in his regulatory system any educated person knows they should not! Instead, Mr. Vilsack apparently wishes to continue the status quo of allowing GM companies such as Monsanto to do as they please, regardless of the dangers or the results. 

The simple fact is... the can be no truce while these companies continue to harm people and the environment for the sake of profit. Until GMO crops are completely banned from our fields and food, we must continue to fight. Please let the USDA know - enough is enough! While they may be interested in kick backs and profit, the rest of us want safe food... and GM crops OUT of our fields!

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      No GMO foods.

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    • Ani L. Schwartz ARROYO SECO, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      REAL LIFE cannot "coexist" with Frankensteinian GMO monsters.

      This is because of cross-pollination which destroys the ability of REAL LIFE to reproduce.

      Just look at what has happened where ever GMOs have been introduced ... disaster upon disaster upon disaster.

      REAL LIFE is cooperative.

      GMOs are not cooperative with anyone or anything.

      Hundreds of thousands of farmers in India have already committed suicide because of Monsanto's destruction and plunder of their lands making it impossible for them to make a living or produce food anymore.

      Is this what the USDA and "our" gov't has in mind for USA Inc?

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    • Kelly Enzor ATLANTA, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      I've added a widget to this petition to my blog OneWomanAgainstMonsanto.wordpress.com.

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