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Jean Hay Bright on Environment

 


Label genetically-modified crops, as a first step

I'm running to make our nation more secure by ensuring food independence. True homeland security requires the regional ability to feed ourselves. With the continuing high cost of fuel, we need to promote dispersed, diversified farms and their support industries such as processing facilities. A decentralized agriculture also diminishes the possibility or impact of deliberate sabotage.

I'm running to ensure a healthy environment -- clean air, clean water, clean land -- essential for the preservation of the planet and all living things on it. We must also recognize the threats to our natural environment, and to the sustainability and viability of our diverse seed banks, posed by genetically-modified crops.

I favor, at a bare minimum, the labeling of GMO foods at the retail level so people can opt-out of this great unregulated experiment, if they so choose. Also, we need more research, to determine long-term effects on people and on the environment, from these altered plants and animals.

Source: Campaign website, www.jeanhaybright.us, "Position Papers" Jun 13, 2006

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