Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-13614

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Comment Number: AGW-13614

Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 7:33 AM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: Comment

Lorna Fay
9 Avila Dr.
Los Lunas, NM 87031-7843

December 29, 2009

US Department of Justice

Dear US Department of Justice:

As an organic consumer,  I am particularly concerned about Monsanto's
control over the world's seed supply.    Monsanto has gained control over
a large percentage of seed genetics.  This is anti-trust  behavior which
skews markets, and subjects farmers and consumers to the unchecked whims
of a company that can raise prices at will.

My main concern is that  Monsanto has acquired a diverse store of seed
genetics,  seeds which are now being  genetically modified to be dependent
on their chemicals.  Monsanto  refuses to allow research on the
genetically modified crops they produce.  We have no knowledge of the long
term effect of GM crops.  The vast bounty of food crops available in the
world  should not be   put out of commission by a company bent on
whittling down food varieties to a few pesticide-dependent genetically
modified crops.

The most devious part of Monsanto's business model is that their GM seeds
cross-pollinate with organic and traditional varieties, destroying their
unique characteristics and placing them under Monsanto's patent controls. 
Plant species need to be protected from extinction.  Monsanto's
manipulation of crops endangers the world's food supply by eliminating
natural biodiversity. 


Lorna Fay
505 401 0065

Updated April 7, 2016

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