Tom Vilsack Appointed as Secretary of Agriculture; Activists Call for a White House Farmer

President-elect Obama has appointed Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. The Organic Consumers Association has presented six major reasons why Vilsack’s appointment is a “terrible idea,” siting his support of genetically engineered pharmaceutical crops, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Trans Ova (through the creation of the Iowa Values Fund), Iowa’s 2005 seed preemption bill, GMO agribusiness giant […]