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Comment Number: AGW-13381
|Sent:||Monday, December 28, 2009 11:25 AM|
I am writing as a youth educator, community gardener and individual concerned about food, health and justice. I am alarmed by the lack of competition in agricultural markets and the increasing corporatization of food systems. I want people to have access to fresh, local and affordable food, information about where it comes from and how it is produced, and assurances that is it produced safely and humanely for farmers, animals, workers consumers and the environment. I believe that all this is possible and that preventing the alternative--increasing control of our food systems by giant agribusinesses like Monsanto--is imperative in order to ensure it. Please ensure that the safety of individuals, rather than corporate profit and control, is the paramount objective of food legislation and regulatory action in this country.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to comment.