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Organic people dislike Obama choice for agriculture

Date Published: 19/12/2008

Our US cousins seem to be pretty worked up at the moment about President Elect Obama’s choice for agriculture secretary.

Apparently former Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack, is a friend of the, shall we say, less than sustainable side of agriculture. Here’s what the American Organic Consumers Association* has to say about him, including a pre-written petition letter demanding he comes off the Obama team.

Our earlier quick look at Mr Obama’s organic credentials suggested, albeit tentatively, that he held some fairly strong sympathies (as apparently does the First Lady in waiting), but maybe it’s not that high up his agenda after all…

* “Campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace and democracy” – no harm in aiming high…