SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE UPDATES (updated 3/20/09) -
Tom Vilsack named as Secretary of AgricultureWhile the Secretary of Agriculture is an important position, Under Secretaries may actually have more influence on the day to day workings of the agency than the Secretary.
Food Democracy Now! has created a list of 12 candidates
for the crucial Under Secretary positions that will stand up for family farms, safe food, clear air and water, animal welfare and soil preservation.
To read up on GMO's (AKA GE crops, crop Bioengineering and biotech) and cellulose and non-cellulose biofuels, check links at right).
- Support your local sustainable farmer.
- Write your President-elect, and government representatives.
- Educate your friends about biodiversity and crop safety.
- Endorse the Declaration For Healthy Food and Agriculture