No matter who is in office, we at Moms Across America are committed to taking actions to protect our food supply and health of our families. Our food supply is in jeopardy of becoming even more toxic than it has been over the past decade. Biden's pick for head of the USDA, Tom Vilsack is a not surprising, but is a terrible idea. Vilsack is a staunch supporter of GMOs and is responsible for supporting the contamination of the entire food supply with GMOs and toxins while he held this position during the Obama administration. It's time for a change.
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We ask you to take a quick and easy action- go to our campaign and with one click, send a letter to your Representatives and Senators. You may also choose to Tweet them, call and/or send them a video of you saying why it is important to say NO to Tom Vilsack. Your information is only utilized to connect you to your Senator or Representative and is never shared. We know how important our privacy is to all of us.
We had a unique opportunity to speak to a South Dakota cattle farmer, Pat Trask who took on Monsanto and won his case at the Supreme Court to stop GMO alfalfa from contaminating the feed supply. However, shortly after the win Tom Vilsack approved GMO alfalfa for the marketplace anyway, saying "We have no choice." Yes he did, he could have honored the courts decision. Vilsack thinks he is above the highest courts in the land!
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Sample Letter to Senators and Representatives:
Toxic food weakens the immune system. People with weakened immune systems ar more likely to die of viruses, get cancer, have chronic and mental illness. It is a matter of national homeland security to say NO to the appointment of an industry crony who will allow the contamination of our food supply.
I am writing to ask you to adamantly OPPOSE the appointment of Tom Vilsack as head of the USDA for the following reasons as gathered by our friends at the Organic Consumers Association:
* Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack's support of genetically engineered pharmaceutical crops, especially GMO pharmaceutical corn.
* The biggest biotechnology industry group, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, named Vilsack Governor of the Year. He was also the founder and former chair of the Governor's Biotechnology Partnership.
* Vilsack was the origin of the seed pre-emption bill in 2005, which many people here in Iowa fought because it took away local government's possibility of ever having a regulation on seeds- where GE would be grown, having GE-free buffers, banning pharma corn locally, etc.
* Vilsack has a reputation as being a schill for agribusiness biotech giants like Monsanto and often flew across the country in Monsanto's private jet.
*Vilsack is an ardent support of corn and soy based biofuels, which use as much or more fossil energy to produce them as they generate, while driving up world food prices and literally starving the poor.
I am also concerned because after leaving the White House in early 2017, Vilsack became President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC),where his role was to work with major dairy associations to help increase sales and “consumer trust.” Therefore, his inextricable ties to the dairy industry could be seen as conflict of interest.
We do not need anyone who is beholden to Monsanto croonies, numerous GMO and pesticide companies or big players in the dairy industry to be in charge of granting them approvals and allowing their harmful products into our food supply.
Please oppose Tom Vilsack's appointment and appoint a person who has no ties to mega corporations, GMO and pesticide companies instead.