Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monsanto’s Infiltration

Senator Puts a Hold on Obama's Pro-Pesticide Nominee Siddiqui
President Obama is trying to get the Senate to confirm Islam Siddiqui as the US Trade Representative for Agriculture. Islam Siddiqui is one of Obama's "Monsanto men." A contributor and fundraiser for Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, Siddiqui currently serves as the Vice President of CropLife, a powerful lobbying arm for the pesticide and biotech industry, representing, among others, the six multinational corporations that control 75% of the world's seeds and chemicals: Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, Dow and DuPont.

There is still time to block Siddiqui's Senate confirmation. Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY), for partisan political reasons of his own, that have nothing to do with protecting us from GMOs, has put a hold on Siddiqui's confirmation - giving us time to voice our opposition to Monsanto's takeover of U.S. Food and farm policy.

TAKE ACTION: http://www.organicconsumers.org/usda_watch.cfm

Mtn Lakes Green Cafe – A Chemical Reaction
Please join us for lunch and a movie at the Mountain Lakes Library Meeting room this Thursday, January 28th, 12-2pm.  We will be showing A Chemical Reaction - a film which explores the heavy usage of chemical fertilizers, their effect on us and one town's fight to ban them. Winter is the perfect time to plan alternative strategies for your lawn care.

We will be serving a complimentary healthy lunch of organic and local foods. Please stay for a post-film discussion on the film's presentation of fertilizers and their impact on life in Mountain Lakes.

Learn more: http://www.MountainLakesOrganic.com/Calendar

Enjoy!     Marnie