I know this post is going to probably make several people out there upset, but I thought it needed to be shared. But after, RawVoice posted _Hillary and Monsanto_ felt this needed to be shared as well. I think we all know where McCain and Hillary stand when it comes to these issues. But I don’t think Obama as been as clear.
I agree that Obama is a very talented and inspiring speaker. I have enjoyed listening to him speak, however, I have also found him to be a little vague on some issues.
A friend who was also wanting to know where Obama’s interest lie in regards to our food found the following information….
Obama Requested $2 Million And Helped Secure $1.076 Million For The Soybean Disease Biotechnology Center (SDBC) At The University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. In 2005, Obama requested $2 million and helped secure $1.076 million for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and its continuing research efforts at the Soybean Disease Biotechnology Center (SDBC). The SDBC is using scientific advances in structural, comparative and functional genomics and genetic engineering, in order to protect soybean crops from diseases and improve their productivity. [House Report 109-255 (109th Congress); Obama Request Letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, 2005]
Obama Requested $1.6 Million And Helped Secure $815,000 For The Livestock Genome Sequencing Initiative (LGSI) At The University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2005, Obama requested $1.6 million and helped secure $815,000 for the Livestock Genome Sequencing Initiative (LGSI) at the University of Illinois-Champaign. The LGSI is part of an international effort to identify every gene of the cattle and swine species by both its unique DNA sequence and location on specific chromosomes. In addition, LGSI research is building a database to identify the function of these genes. Mapping and sequencing the cattle and swine genome will provide the basis for future biological research by improving livestock productivity and public health. [House Report 109-255 (109th Congress); Obama Request Letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, 2005]
Go here to learn more about genome….
I apologize now if I am wrong about Obama, but from my understanding he supports GMO.
Question,research, find answers, and come to conclusions that feel right for you.