Monday, August 6, 2012

GE Canola Update & Retraction of Some Data

I want to retract a paragraph from my last blog. I just spoke with SeQuential Biofuels CEO and co founder Ian Hill. He says they are not advocating the GE canola area be increased here in  the Willamette Valley and that they are contacting the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) to let them know that they are not interested in seeing this happen. Please read more about this at this link to see how this information originated. SeQuential has supported the ODA's investigation into canola and camellia as crops to grow in the Willamette Valley for fuel BUT they do not support GE canola and will let the ODA know this right away. Their calls to the ODA will be very helpful. Make sure you call the ODA also. 

To make it easy for you to contact the governor and the Oregon Dept of Agriculture (ODA) about the genetically engineered (GE) canola, here is what you do: Call the governors office at (503) 378-4582. Tell them to let the governor know you are not happy about the temporary ruling that allows GE canola to be grown in a larger area of the Willamette Valley. Give them your zip code to identify where you are calling from. Then call The ODA at 503.986.4552, ask for Vance in the Food Safety Division. Tell him you are concerned about GE canola to be grown in a larger area of the Willamette Valley as it crosses readily with other members of the mustard family. It will end up damaging non GE mustard crops and destroy some of the highly lucrative specialty seed businesses in the Willamette Valley. PLEASE CALL AS WE CAN MAKE THEM STOP THIS IF THEY GET A LOT OF CALLS. SEND THIS DATA TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW IN OREGON AND ASK THEM TO CALL. IT ONLY TAKES MINUTES OF YOUR TIME!
Read this to learn more about the GE canola in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.