President Elect Obama recently nominated Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa as the next secretary of agriculture.
Governor Vilsack has close ties to large agribusiness multinationals like Monsanto, not the small family farms that Obama claims as his priority. He has a record of aiding and abetting feedlots and factory farms, is a big proponent of unsustainable industrial ethanol production, and has a history of strong support for genetically engineered crops and animal cloning. In fact, he's been named Governor of the Year by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the biggest biotech industry group!
This is not the right man to be heading up the Department of Agriculture. Obama promised to listen to the people - let's put him to the test! Click here to learn more and sign an Organic Consumers Association petition asking Obama to reconsider!
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