Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Petition for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Quoting from an e-mail from Slow Food president Josh Viertal: 

"In these final days before President Elect Obama makes his selection for Secretary of Agriculture, we urge you to spread the word to your members about a petition they can sign to express their support for dynamic and sustainable choices for the post.  The petition lists six suggestions, including Gus Schumacher, Former Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Slow Food leader Neil Hamilton, the Director of the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University.  

"Erika and I are on the list of original signers, as are several SFUSA board members and leaders around the country. You can find the petition here: http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/

"Even if the new administration doesn’t pick one of the listed candidates, signing the petition sends a strong message that we want a good, clean and fair food system and that we expect our new administration to make choices that support that vision."

So what are you waiting for?

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