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  •  You're so right about local control of food. A (2+ / 0-)
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    Sychotic1, World Patriot

    stronger way to look at this - what do we need to have happen?  Decentralization of the food supply.  Local control.  This bill and the others are the polar opposite.  Local control means less greenhouse gases, organic means the same.  Every things this bill will do vastly increases transport, petrochemicals, CAFOs, etc.

    Here's a good look at what that means.

    What you said about Michelle Obama raises a question - why is Obama pushing for this?  Why did he put Taylor on the transition team?  Why is he pushing biotech since it grossly increases use of pesticides and thus greenhouse gases and overuses water?  He needs to be held accountable for being the opposite of green and having his wife grow a little garden outside the White House doesn't make up for the horror of having Monsanto run the entire US food supply from inside the White House.  PR.  Greenwashing.  Dressing up to look "organic" while setting up to kill it.

    •  Obama has given us bad signs on food issues from (0+ / 0-)

      the beginning, actually. If he got us the other stuff we could fight some of this, but the locavore/organic/etc. movement is growing and growing and there are going to be concerted efforts from big ag to destroy it, which Obama will probably not oppose. I think the best we can hope for is that the horse has already gotten out the barn door, and won't be stopped by corporate-government intimidation.

    •  A wolf (1+ / 0-)
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      A wolf in sheep's clothing is still a wolf. Maybe the Obamas know something that we don't. Maybe they know that an organic garden will keep them healthy while the rest of us get sick from CAFOs and GMOs that are flooding our food supply courtesy of the USDA and chemical companies such as Monsanto.

      •  Yes, about wolf in sheep's clothing. And the (0+ / 0-)

        garden will be good for them and good for PR to fool people into believing he is pro-organic for everyone and not just himself and his family.  

        Big ag has called organic "elitist" but it's what they eat.  For most people, organic means "clean" and "safe" and also ... free, as in independent of corporations.  

        This battle is for freedom which, interestingly, is intimately related to the quality of our food and to our health.

        Appreciate your posting.

        •  PR (1+ / 0-)
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          And PR is everything in this age, isn't it? Remember all of the PR that Bush's crew subjected us to? He was portrayed as a working cowboy, just a good old boy, down on the ranch, cutting wood with the rest of us. Media spin, nothing more. Sure, it appears that he cut a few pieces of wood for the camera, just as Mrs. Obama is growing a garden in full view of the cameras. A two-fold purpose to the garden - personal health and PR spin for the proles.

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