Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Vilsack???? oh dear...

well we'll just have to see??? he says some of the right things....preserve resources....increase profitability ....hmmmm are you really talking about real farmers???? so far that's not the direction we have been going...and someone who is butt buddies with montsanato and big agribusiness with their barbaric practices of petroleum/natural gas based commodities and dangerous genetic modified profiteering and flagrant disregard for the soil and water we pass on to future generations....

i am worried.... vilsack smells like more of the same. a criminal, sad, greed driven legacy to pass on to those who come after.....i hope i am wrong..

It's Vilsack: Obama Picks Pro-GMO and Pro-Biofuels Ag Secretary
Posted by Tara Lohan, AlterNet at 4:42 AM on December 17, 2008.

………..So how will we fare with Vilsack in this position? Nichols again:

Vilsack is a capable administrator with the right partisan credentials.
But he was only at the top of the list of Agriculture secretary prospects because he is a prominent Democrat who comes from what Washington insiders know as a "farm state." As governor of Iowa, Vilsack had to engage with farm issues. But that embrace was anything but inspired. Family farm activists, fair-trade campaigners
and advocates for organic foods were regularly disappointed by the stands he took. The Organic Consumers Association was blunt, declaring: "Vilsack has a glowing reputation as being a schill for agribusiness biotech giants like Monsanto."

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Ozy said...

I agree Peggy. Whats going on here?

This is about as far from change as it gets. Monsanto will go down in empphamy some day!

Walter said...

I suspect Vilsack will be another Dan Glickman. It is clear from the YouTube clip that Salazar will favor drilling in more BLM lands (the bad cop) and Vilsack will talk about sustainability (the good cop) while pushing for more corporate agriculture subsidies. Monsanto is already pushing the line that GMO crops are needed to deal with the burgeoning food crisis. We need to keep pushing back with the local, human-powered model.