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Comment Number: AGW-01218
|Sent:||Tuesday, December 15, 2009 8:26 PM|
|Subject:||Re: The Department of Justice's fact finding mission about agribusiness|
Legal Policy Section
U.S. Department of Justice
450 5th Street, NW, Suite 11700, Washington, D.C. 20001.
Our family most certainly want to know where our foods are grown or raised (country of origin, and the state or area within the country), whether they are organic or not (the certifying body), a detailed list of what is in our foods, and that the working conditions and pay for the farmers and the workers, and also the care and feeding of the animals, have all met international minimal standards or higher, and we want to know what the standards are.
We absolutely need informative labels on all foods sold in grocery stores and supermarkets. However do not force farmers at local food and farmer markets to meet such standards, when we consumers can actually talk with the farmers and learn first hand about their wares.
We prefer locally grown foods, we prefer organic foods, we prefer foods produced in a sustainable manner, and whenever possible, foods not produced by corporations.
Please bring high standards to our food industry.
Respectfully, Jim and Virginia Wagner
Jim and Virginia Wagner
4897 East Walnut Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081