Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hey, Barry? It's us.

"...You know, the folks who elected you? Yeah, you too, thanks. Hey listen, we need you to save the world. Like, STAT."
(painting by Alex Ross,
Or at least, that's how I hope it works. Anyway, here's his number: (202) 456-1111.
You can also try the switchboard at (202) 456-1414.
Either way, you better call quick, because the vote that will obliterate organics worldwide is going down within the next 24 hours in favor of Monsanto, Obama's the only one who can stop it, and no, that's not hyperbole.
Here's the latest update according to Food Democracy Now!:

Since Secretary Vilsack’s decision last December called for either full deregulation (approval) or a plan for co-existence between GMOs and organics and left out the option to unconditionally reject Monsanto’s GMO alfalfa, the only person that could make the decision to reject GMO alfalfa is President Obama.
Unfortunately, the Obama administration’s plan for co-existence is totally unworkable as family farmers and scientists readily admit. Contamination is not something that is predicted to happen, it already has.
According to Don Huber PhD, professor emeritus at Purdue University and APS coordinator for the USDA's National Plant Disease Recovery System genetic contamination will completely pollute organic and conventional alfalfa.
"Just from the gene flow, within five years of Roundup Ready alfalfa, there will be no such thing as non-Roundup Ready alfalfa, regardless of restrictions government puts on it," says Huber, PhD, widely regarded as an expert in plant disease and biology.
Tell President Obama that this is unacceptable and that you elected him to take courageous stands to protect family farmers, our food supply and our environment.

If you click the above link, you'll find both numbers, as well as a script you can use if you don't want to use mine :) Please call!

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