Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-14295

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Comment Number: AGW-14295

From: lorajeanwoods@gmail.com
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:22 AM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: Monsanto will contaminate my garden.


Lora Woods
4483 Antigua Way
Oxnard, CA 93035-3609


December 31, 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."

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

As our citizens are developing cancers younger and in greater numbers,
it's very possible that our immune systems are unable to withstand the
onslaught of toxins found in our food and environment.  As someone
sustaining life through healthy foods, there is nothing I can buy to eat
from my neighborhood supermarket.  I must:
  a.  raise my own food from non-Monsanto seeds,
  b.  find reputable organic markets, and
  c.  eliminate dairy, wheat, meat, alcohol, sugar and especially, sugar
substitutes.

When I'm in a regular chain supermarket it's like being in a wasteland. 
Read labels and you'll see the impact of Monsanto-like thinking.  There is
lots of false advertising about "natural," but very scary ingredient lists.

For a company to "own" most of our nation's seed supply and to modify that
supply to be dependent on their chemicals seems not only immoral but an
absolute antitrust issue.

I and many friends work hard to get as pure a food as possible.  The cross
pollination problem with Monsanto seed will quickly overtake all those
efforts.  I demand the right to raise unadulterated, unmodified  food for
myself.

The vast bounty of food crops that farmers have cultivated and improved
upon over the last 10,000 or so years should not be allowed to be bought
up and put out of commission by a company bent on whittling down food
varieties to a few pesticide-dependent genetically modified crops.

I urge you to please include in your investigation a consideration of the
importance of keeping seeds, the foundation of human life,  in the public
domain where they truly belong.


Sincerely,


Lora Woods


Updated April 7, 2016

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