In January, Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, authorized the unrestricted commercial cultivation of genetically modified alfalfa from sea to shinning sea. Within one year of this planting, the entire milk supply and cattle feedlot in this country could potentially be contaminated. Next came the sugar beets that account for half of America’s sugar supply. The “third shoe to drop” came as Tom Vilsack approved the splicing of the enzyme alpha amylase into corn used to manufacture ethanol.
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Friday January 28, 2011 New York Times, B1 – U.S. APPROVES PLANTING OF MODIFIED ALFALFA
Saturday February 5, 2011 New York Times, B3 – U.S.