I've recently been activated on the genetically engineered food, or GMO, issue: If nothing is done, any crop or animal with significant market volume will be genetically engineered within the next 10 to 20 years, and consumers won't know. The main arguments for labeling are compelling.
The federal government has no problem slapping graphic warning labels on a pack of cigarettes; yet when it comes to something that affects all of us -- the food we eat every day -- we're left playing Russian roulette.
Mrs. Obama's vision for healthy food is at best fragmented and at worst a failure. She does not address the root causes of our broken food system, where a few powerful players make all of the decisions about what we eat.
With utmost sincerity, I urge you to delay the approval of genetically engineered alfalfa. I believe this alfalfa will directly impact our children's milk supply, given that it is used as livestock feed for dairy cows.