Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-13283

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Comment Number: AGW-13283

From: Anita Fieldman
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2009 8:20 PM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: Comments

I am writing because I am concerned about the lack of competition in agricultural markets.  I am particularly concerned about the stranglehold Monsanto has  on the global food supply and its desire to patent seeds, altering forever the cultural and biological advantages of seed exchanges.

Because of Monsanto, I am unable to keep genetically modified foods out of the food my grandchildren eat.  Please label these substances so parents and schools can make informed choices for their children.

Because of Monsanto, GMO seeds threaten neighboring crops and the organic food industry.  Shouldn't farms contaminated by GMO seeds be able to sue Monsanto, rather than Monsanto suing them for patent infringement?  What kind of backward unfair policy is that?

Only a few corporations are in charge of the food supply for a majority of the planet.  Do you not see the danger in that?

GMOs, food additives, and pesticides have negatively affected my mental and physical health and my behavior.  I am now fairly "clean" and in good health by eating primarily organic foods.  I am only one person - - imagine how many others also have chemical sensitivities and would benefit by readily available and affordable organic foods.  Addictions, allergies, crime, behavior problems in schools and prisons - - they all will be proven to have some, if not all, chemical connections.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to comment.


Anita Fieldman

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Updated April 7, 2016

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