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Islander
05-28-10, 02:40 PM
from Organic Consumers Assn. (http://www.organicconsumers.org/)
Kagan goes to bat for Monsanto

U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama's pick for the Supreme Court, is the most recent in a long line of pro-biotech Obama appointees.
As Solicitor General, Kagan submitted a friend of the court brief to the Supreme Court in favor of Monsanto's appeal in Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms.
Monsanto is trying to get the Supreme Court to force genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa onto the market, despite passionate opposition from organic consumers and farmers, and despite the fact the USDA never did a proper Environmental Impact Statement. Geerston Seed Farms made the case that GE alfalfa would permanently contaminate their GE-free alfalfa seed, prompting a California US District Court to effectively ban Monsanto's GE alfalfa.
As Solicitor General, Kagan is supposed to represent the interests of the American people in matters that come before the Supreme Court. Instead, she went to bat for Monsanto Co.
Take action now! Tell President Obama to nominate a Supreme Court Justice who will stand up to the Monsanto and the biotech lobby and defend organic farming and democracy.

Take Action (http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=ob3bWS6YdzgFAtmrnIEe%2BuOa6ToUosdI)

Islander
05-28-10, 02:51 PM
I found this surprising and dismaying. An innocent mistake? Somebody may need to be educated.

mellowsong
05-29-10, 12:14 AM
I had already taken the action when I got this alert earlier...but, if education is needed, it is due to the fact that she has intentionally refused to be educated but rather heeded the called of green lined pockets. In my opinion, an intelligent, well educated person who cared, would research something she would go to bat for. Therefore, I feel it is deliberate and financially driven, not lack of education.