Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-13090

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Comment Number: AGW-13090

Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2009 2:43 PM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: Comment on Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement

Scott Mickelson
2040 Schilling
Missoula, MT 59801-5336

December 26, 2009

US Department of Justice

Dear US Department of Justice:

Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments in advance of the
Department of Justice's workshops on "Agriculture and Antitrust
Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy."

As an organic consumer, I am particularly concerned about Monsanto's
control over the seed supply.

I feel that there has been very little investigation into the effects of
modifying the genetics of our food supply and that what little has been
done has been manipulated by big biotech.  You cannot expect large
companies to properly watchover the safety of consumers.   I am also
apalled at the predatory practices these companies are allowed to use
against the organic community and any whistle blower that tries to
communicate the truth.

Thanks for hearing us out on this matter.

I urge you to please include in your investigation a consideration of the
importance keeping seeds, the foundation of human life, at least in the
marketplace, if not in the public domain where they truly belong.

Best Regards,

Scott Mickelson

Updated April 7, 2016

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