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A Place at the Table

We watched A Place at the Table last night on Netflix. Really good.

 

 

I volunteer weekly helping with food waste and hunger.  I encourage you to also.

Political and Corporate Elite Shun GM Food on Their Own Plate

 

 

White House double-take

While First Lady Michelle Obama digs up the White House lawn to plant an organic garden, her husband promotes a GMO agenda within his administration. “You know, in my household, over the last year we have just shifted to organic,” she said in a New Yorker interview during Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Organic produce from the garden feeds the Obama family and visiting dignitaries alike. Seems okay so far. But then take a look at Obama’s laundry-list of presidential appointed positions with biotech ties: USDA head Roger Beachy, a former director at Monsanto, FDA food safety czar Michael Taylor, one-time vice president for public policy at Monsanto, Commissioner of the USDA Tom Vilsack who created the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership. Under President Obama, 10 new GM crops have been approved for ‘safe consumption.’

5th Novermber 2012

By Carolanne Wright

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Read more at:  http://wakeup-world.com/2012/11/05/political-and-corporate-elite-shun-gm-food-on-their-own-plate/

 

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