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News Alert: Help Stop a Former Monsanto Executive From Working in the White House!

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: environment, obama administration, food safety, USDA, stop Monsanto, GMO Free Mendocino )

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There's a possibility that *former Monsanto executive Michael Taylor* and *irradiation proponent Dr. Michael Osterholm* will be named to top food safety spots in the new Administration. Your help is needed to defend America's food supply.

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Electra Cy (1005)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 12:06 pm
You have to be logged in to send the email, but here is the address to send a letter on your own.

Email Secretary Vilsack

Electra Cy (1005)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 12:11 pm
Here is a clickable link to email.
Thanks for this Article Larry! HUGZ

We needed to know about this!!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?navid=CONTACT_US

Gravitas S (7)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 12:31 pm
Monsanto is as evil as Satan itself. This is one company that needs to be eradicated from the face of the earth.

Larry S (38)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 12:41 pm
THANKS! Electra, and YES! Gravitas! We at least stopped them and all GMO companies from doing business here in Mendocino County (Northern Cali)...Our 2004 ban of GMO's was the first by a locality in Turtle Island (North America). Find out how where you live can be GMO-Free at:

Larry S (38)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 12:44 pm
And more info at:

Larry S (38)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 12:57 pm
USDA Holds Scoping Meeting on Proposed Rule for Biotechnology

Date: Fri Mar 6, 2009 3:01:43 PM US/Pacific
Subject: USDA Holds Scoping Meeting on Proposed Rule for Biotechnology


Comment Period on Proposed Rule Extended

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2009-- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites interested parties to
discuss the agenda and format for public meeting(s) to be held in April
2009 on a proposed rule to revise existing regulations regarding the
importation, interstate movement and environmental release of certain
genetically engineered (GE) organisms. The public scoping session will be
on March 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Riverdale, Md.

"Revising our biotechnology regulations is a significant undertaking and we
are seeking active participation from the public. In order to have
focused, substantive dialogue at our April meeting(s), we want to identify
topics for discussion as well as possible meeting formats," said Kevin Shea
acting administrator of APHIS. "We strongly encourage interested parties
to share their suggestions so we can better serve their needs."

Transcripts of the March scoping session and April public meeting(s) will
be made part of the rulemaking record. In order to ensure all
transcriptions are available for public consideration, APHIS is extending
the comment period for the proposed rule, which currently closes on March
17, until 60 days following the April meeting(s).

The scoping meeting will be at USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road,
Riverdale, Md., in Conference Room A. For directions or facilities
information, call (301) 734-8010. Additional details regarding the format
of the meeting are available at

Notice of the scoping meeting and extended public comment will soon be
published in the Federal Register.

Consideration will be given to comments received until 60 days after the
April public meeting(s). Send two copies of postal or commercial delivery
comments to Docket No. APHIS-2008-0023, Regulatory Analysis and
Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118,
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Comments can be submitted on the Federal
eRulemaking portal at


Comments received are posted on the Web site and also can
be viewed at USDA, Room 1141, South Building, 14th St. and Independence
Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday, excluding holidays. To facilitate entry into the comment reading
room, please call (202) 690-2817.

Jamie L (195)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 1:20 pm
Thanks for the heads up! This sounds like a great Daily Action idea.

Roseann d (178)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 3:36 pm
A prerequisite for the position should be to understand nutrition for the human body. Neither Vilsack nor Osterholm qualify.

Roseann d (178)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 6:24 pm
The kingpins of ORGANICS will be the big winners - those who manage to hold out -- like Mendocino, but Mendocino isn't enough to feed the country

Larry S (38)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 6:46 pm
Roseann...Yes, Mendoland is a major organics center, but other areas that have also banned GMO's, have campaigns working, or have passed some kind of legislation, are:

* SLO GE Free (San Luis Obispo, CA)

* Ballot Initiative to Prohibit the Growing of GMOs in Humboldt County (CA)
Humboldt Green Genes, Arcata, CA

List, to be continued....

Links of Interest:

Say No to GMOs

Organic Consumers Organization

Monsanto vs Schmeiser

Nelson vs Monsanto

American Farmers Viewpoint

American Corn Growers Experience

Canadian Farmers Viewpoint

Union of Concerned Scientists: Environmental Effects of Genetically Modified Food Crops Recent Experiences

Bt Toxins in Genetically Modified Crops: Regulation by Deceit

List of Completed Consultations on Bioengineered Foods

Biotech Crops Approved in Canada, Mexico and the United States

GMO Free Seed Sources

GMO Book Resources

Ray W (10)
Monday March 9, 2009, 4:34 pm
Just goes to show how deep the ties to big corp is in DC
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