Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

WE WON! NO VILSACK FOR SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE!

by Kristen Suzanne in Uncategorized

Last week I blogged about President-Elect Obama considering Vilsack for Secretary of Agriculture. Well…

WE WON!
WE WON!
WE WON!

CHECK IT OUT!!! Here is what Organic Consumers Association reported:

In last week’s Organic Bytes, the OCA alerted readers that President-elect Obama was considering former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for USDA Secretary of Agriculture. Vilsack has been an ardent supporter of Monsanto, genetically engineered crops, and corn and soy-based biofuels. Thanks to vocal opposition from thousands of you in the OCA network, Vilksack’s nomination has now been withdrawn. Although Vilsack told the Des Moines Register he didn’t want to comment on why he had been sacked, sources at the Obama transition headquarters reported “a flood of calls and emails” from organic consumers opposing Vilsack’s nomination. Thanks to your participation, the OCA office in Washington, DC is submitting a petition with 8,000 signatures to Obama’s transition team this week, urging Obama to take a strong stand in support of organic food and farming.

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