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dogindia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:40 PM
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Vilsack is bio/gen altered/ethanol guy and Schapiro is a wall street insider
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 05:44 PM by dogindia
Both are very non change like. SEC is filled with conflicted folks and Schapiro may not have the distance to straighten it out. SEC has a culture of regulators in bed so to speak with the players. Many of the SEC folks become lawyers for the big wall street firms. Why did we have a wall street meltdown? The SEC was not doing its job. And of course we have Madoff. Why has Cox not stepped down?

And agriculture does not need a big agribusiness advocate for genetically altered crops. It needs real invention and understanding of the ecosystem....not manipulation.

And the press is just blabbing about idiots like Blag guy.

I am very disappointed.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:42 PM
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:46 PM
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3. Vilsack is horrible..
.. too connected with the gm seed business.

You can see the future. Big huge corporations
with seeds that last only one year, drive
poor and independent farmers out of business..
take their land.. and then rehire them as serfs.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:47 PM
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4. I think I value Schweitzer's opinion more
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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:14 PM
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7. Not new. My husband wrote about the family farm woes in Colorado, '79. Won nat'l award.
A lot of co-operatives have gone out of business. I had photo shoot with Farmland Foods, Denison, IA, late 80s, hog/pig processing, now out of business been told.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:45 PM
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2. What's wrong with science?
I really don't understand this particular viewpoint.
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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:48 PM
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5. Takes understanding agribusiness and inside the SEC to know how to change.
I hope they have enough distnace, but I don't see anything yet to indicate they won't bring good judgment.

We really don't know....
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:51 PM
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6. I wrote to change.gov
yesterday http://www.change.gov and told them I didn't think Vilsack positions were good for the Planet or our country because of big Ag and monsanto..and gave them the link.

<snips>

"Six Reasons Why Obama Appointing Monsanto's Buddy, Former Iowa Governor Vilsack, for USDA Head Would be a Terrible Idea"

Organic Consumers Association, November 12, 2008


"1. Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack's support of genetically engineered pharmaceutical crops, especially pharmaceutical corn: http://www.gene.ch/genet/2002/Oct/msg00057.html http://www.organicconsumers.org/gefood/drugsincorn10230...

2. The biggest biotechnology industry group, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, named Vilsack Governor of the Year. He was also the founder and former chair of the Governor's Biotechnology Partnership. http://www.bio.org/news/pressr ...

3. When Vilsack created the Iowa Values Fund, his first poster child of economic development potential was Trans Ova and their pursuit of cloning dairy cows.


http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_16152....

That's what we can do now is write in and let them know what we think.

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