A Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack
4255 S. Buckley Road, #178
Aurora, CO 80013
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February 19, 2009
Honorable Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U. S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250
Dear Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack:
As Americans, we are both proud of our great nation and concerned for its future. We are facing catastrophic economic times and difficult environmental challenges. We offer a solution that addresses food prices, food security, energy conservation and global warming, thus supporting our economic revitalization and future environmental sustainability. We feel that we need to inform and educate the American people that the food produced using modern technologies in the United States is safe, wholesome and nutritious.
We are the American Farmers for the Advancement and Conservation of Technology (AFACT), an organization of farmers who are concerned that, according to the latest USDA annual report on food security, nearly 700,000 children in the United States went to bed hungry in 2007. We know our social services and WIC programs are being challenged. We are concerned as to how we will feed the global population over the next 40 years as our numbers increase from 6.7 billion people to 9.2 billion people, while the U.S. population grows from 307 million to 377 million. Furthermore, millions of people around the globe will demand increased milk, meat and eggs in the years to come to fulfill their desire for high-quality proteins in their diets.
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