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P. S. Blodgett says ...
Definitely NO to GMO's in All Organic Foods and all other foods, as well. I think All Organic Products need to have stricter guidelines about what Organic really is. There are too may larger companies now claiming to have Organic products, but are really not all organic. I recently learned that Coleman's Meats was actually purchased two years ago by Meyer's Pharmaceuticals. I will not buy any of their products ever again. I do not trust that their products would still be organic and not filled with GMO's! It is very creepy that a company that makes pharmaceuticals purchased an "Organic Meats" company. Very suspicious, indeed! It does make sense why so many illnesses do not react to antibiotics, and people get sicker. Due to all the antibiotics, hormones, pesticides put into meat and produce, and the environment. people are getting ill through all this contamination. My family and pets eat all organic, and we are healthier than many other people we see around us. Anyone who eats organic knows this too! We also use all natural healing methods, when needed. This is safer and boosts the immune system so it can do what it is meant to do. I will not purchase anything with GMO'S!
02/15/2010 4:33:11 PM CST
Jon H. says ...
To USDA: As a consumer of organic fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, bread, etc. for the health of my family and of guests at my table, I would be outraged if USDA does not take immediate and 100% effective steps to prevent the contamination of organic products by genetically engineered alfalfa and other GE materials. USDA would be grossly irresponsible and potentially criminally liable if it were to allow GE alfalfa. One immediate and costly effect of allowing GE alfalfa would be to put at risk the fastest growing segment of U.S. agriculture today: organic agriculture. GE alfalfa would devastate not only domestic sales of organic products but would very likely make it impossible to export U.S. grown organic products. In addition to this immediate threat to both domestic and export sales of organic products, allowing GE alfalfa would create a long-term health risk to the entire U.S. population. At a time of great public concern over U.S. healthcare costs, it makes no sense to allow GE alfalfa, with the risk that in future years the country's healthcare costs could balloon by billions to deal with the consequences of allowing GE alfalfa. Individually, I will buy imported organic products if the U.S. organic industry is destroyed as a result of USDA allowing GE alfalfa. I have no doubt that millions of other consumers will do the same, with the result that the U.S. organic industry will be driven out of business at a huge cost to the U.S. economy. I beg you to consider not only consumers like myself but consider the thousands of family farmers whose businesses would be destroyed. Finally, please consider the health and well-being of your own children and grandchildren. Do not take an irreversible step by permitting GE alfalfa! Sincerely yours, Jon H. Harsch
02/15/2010 7:01:40 PM CST
Indira says ...
What is there to say except NO to GMOs on all foods not only ORGANIC,,,,there are people strugling to make ends meet and cant afford food at all ...thanks for all suporters
02/15/2010 7:07:39 PM CST
Karen says ...
Please NO GMOs in our organics. We want safe food please!
02/15/2010 8:07:06 PM CST
Christian Gonzalez says ...
This is disgusting, the USDA is corrupted and needs to be fixed. If every one of your corporate spies working for the USDA, EPA, and FDA left, we wouldn't have to worry about GMOs being in our food. Our food is one of the most important things in our families' lives, along with water and air. These food companies are just as bad as tobacco companies; we're ingesting food with genetically modified ingredients, how is this natural? I'd rather eat dirt than eat food with GMO's in it. We need change, we need to know what's in our food. This is insulting, the USDA is pathetic. Do something about this now.
02/15/2010 9:30:53 PM CST
J.Albrecht says ...
Dear USDA, The fact that you have become unethical by now is undeniable. Putting G.M.O. foods in food labled as organically grown is wrong and dishonest. From the little studies that have been done on GMO, they prove it to be dangerous. A report done on Coast to Coast radio said "You have naturally occuring bacteria inside of your gut, but when you consume G.M.O food it changes your natural bacteria to G.M.O." They continue by saying "When Monsanto sent packages of G.M.O food to Indian peasants, they fed the product to their cattle and after relatively short term consumption all of the cattle died". What does this mean if GMOs are consumed by humans? What you are planning to do can potentially harm unaware consumers. One of the reasons I buy organic is to avoid GMOs. If you have respect for others, then you would choose to not take away their freedom of choice to what they put in their body. Shame on you and Monsanto for doing this to consumers! Hopefully you will learn to respect the freedoms of others that continue to whittle away.
02/16/2010 6:16:59 AM CST
Ronda Besler says ...
Hello, I was upset to learn our government is thinking about GMOs in Organics. I have many illnesses and disease including being a diabetic. I have paid off most of my extra bills like credit cards and have begun eating more organic foods. The organic foods are more expensive up front but in the long run I am looking forward to a healthier life. I know it will not be long that the benefits of eating organics will be seen in my health such as my blood levels and cholestral readings. I say No to GMOs,because I do care about my health, my new grandaughter's health and my own grown children's health. Just because I fed them chemical filled foods in their younger years does not mean that we and they cannot feel better, live longer and have a better quality of life with less disease. As a family we say NO to GMOs. It's never too late.
02/16/2010 8:22:34 AM CST
krista dickson says ...
I buy organics to ensure i am eating whole true foods. I have food allergies and buying organics gives me peace of mind.
02/16/2010 11:33:30 AM CST
cheryl mcafee says ...
I care just watch foodinc. dvd what a eye opener.
02/16/2010 2:17:01 PM CST
Andi says ...
I sent in a letter, and I hope others will also do so. What floors me is that somewhere, someone actually thought such a stupid statement sounded plausible.
02/16/2010 2:23:15 PM CST
Marina C says ...
NO GMOs IN ORGANICS
02/16/2010 2:30:24 PM CST
Geneve Rege says ...
NO GMOs IN ORGANICS
02/16/2010 8:21:10 PM CST
Randie Miller says ...
Please leave GMO's out of our food.
02/17/2010 2:39:31 PM CST
Elliott Kim says ...
Introduction of GMO's automatically means it's NOT organic! You can't slip one past us USDA!
02/18/2010 12:05:25 PM CST
Melissa Murphey says ...
The whole concept of GMO's in organics is ridiculous. There is nothing organic or natural about something that is genetically modified. Some of us who try to stick to an organic diet do so because of current or impending health issues. The full safety of genetically altered items may not been known until many years from now. In my opinion, genetic modification of anything should not be allowed. Please, do NOT allow GMO's in organics!
02/18/2010 12:33:57 PM CST
Diana Horton says ...
NO GMO's in any way!!! GMO's is not only ethical and sociological issue that arose recently, it also absolutely will be a health issue, starting with the United States, and Europe. If someone prefers to eat GMO's, it's their choice, but I also want to have a choice, choice to know when, how and with that my food was made. I want it to be a must, to include where the product was genetically modified, what was modified. Also a lot of people say that "we don't know the exact effect of GMO's" on the health effect. Being fluent in several eastern European languages, and having close relations with those countries, I can say that scientists and doctors over there are very cautious and alert on this issue.The main precaution: "Avoid it anytime you can"
02/18/2010 1:53:29 PM CST
Lindsay Farlow says ...
I want to keep our organic food pure and clean without being contaminated. Our food is the most important thing. Our children's children will suffer if we don't do something fast! I say NO TO MONSANTO and GMO's!
02/18/2010 2:11:41 PM CST
Dina Uzri says ...
I have actively switched to shopping for foods that specifically state they do *NOT* contain any GMOs!! Most organic foods state that they are free of GMOs. If the USDA allows for GMOs in organic foods, then I will have even fewer options! I am firmly opposed to the presence of GMOs in organics and to GE crops period, including GE alfalfa! This is very important to me and should be important to everyone in American for health, environmental, economic, and political reasons!
02/18/2010 2:55:18 PM CST
Jamie says ...
GMOs take money away from small American farmers trying to do the right thing. Big business benefits but doesn't care about the ramifications or who gets hurt in the process.
02/18/2010 5:38:19 PM CST
Brenda says ...
I do not...I repeat...I do not want GMO's at my local organic grocer. I want my food to be nature not modified.
02/18/2010 7:40:24 PM CST
sophie strickland says ...
Please do the right thing! Do not add GMOS in organic food! Do what's best for your children, and allow the American people what they deserve: Good, natural, organic food. Stop messing with our food, and messing with our health!!!!!
02/18/2010 7:59:16 PM CST
Sue Beridon says ...
Please do not allow GM foods in our food supply. Some European countries have banned GM foods and their citizens are much healthier.Their food is more filling. The taste, smell and texture is what food should be coming directly from the farmer's fields. Our food supply should be in its natural state. Wheat, barley, oats, etc should NOT be GM. A tomato should taste and smell like a tomato. The American food industry is killing babies to the geriatric population with GM food. STOP GM FOODS.
02/19/2010 5:59:21 AM CST
Diana Shonk says ...
There is not enough time to test the long range consequences of genetically modified foods. Man is so prone to think he can create what has taken nature hundreds of thousands of years to perfect. Why is man so inclined? Because there are too many humans on this earth and we are trying to eat everything. How about we take a page out of the animal rule book. Eat some, leave the rest for someone else! We need to change our excessive human ways. Not "design" food and animals to grow at top speed and be slaughtered and wasted by humans. * Organic and natural foods consumers do care about the presence of GMOs in their food. In fact, avoiding genetically engineered ingredients is one of the key reasons that shoppers seek out organic foods. * The contamination of organic and non-GE crops by GE material has presented a huge burden for our company and our industry. * The unchecked proliferation of GE crops will directly harm organic producers and the integrity of the organic label. * The approval of GE alfalfa would do more harm than previously approved GE crops, since alfalfa is a perennial crop.
02/19/2010 8:43:12 AM CST
Frank Karycinski says ...
How can one justifiably call something natural if it has been altered. It would be like calling salads at a fast food restaurant a healthy alternative. How much preservatives are used to keep that food looking fresh? Once something has been modified, it is no longer is its natural state. Companies need to stop using the term "All Natural" and "Eco Friendly" as a marketing ploy and start providing products that really are healthy for us.
02/19/2010 9:24:17 AM CST
Aimee says ...
Please stop using pesticides and antibiotics on our foods...it cause cancer obviously...I am constantly worried about what I am putting into mine and my family's bodies !
02/19/2010 6:32:54 PM CST

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