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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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ALERT FROM NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR 
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
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Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 19:11:00 UT
From: pam@sustainableagriculture.net
To: ajs@sagady.com
Subject: NCSA - Michigan Alert!

National Campaign For Sustainable Agriculture

MICHIGAN ALERT!
SAVE LOCAL CONTROL IN MICHIGAN!

A bill that strips away the power of counties, cities and towns in Michigan to regulate genetically modified seeds is pending in the State Legislature?s Senate Agriculture Committee. 

Like similar language introduced in other states on behalf of big agribusiness, this is an obvious attempt at stopping local restrictions or regulations on genetically modified food crops.  However, it also sweeps very broadly and blocks all local powers over virtually any seeds, including potential weeds and other plants that could be nuisances or cause allergies.

In short, this bill would strip the rights of citizens and their locally elected governments to protect their own public health, environmental, agricultural and economic interests.

PLEASE CONTACT THE STATE SENATORS BELOW, AND THE GOVERNOR, AND URGE THEM TO OPPOSE SENATE BILL 777.

-- Governor Jennifer Granholm 
-- Senator Buzz Thomas 
-- Senator Gerald Van Woerkom 
-- Senator Jud Gilbert Senator Ron Jelinek 

FOR A SAMPLE LETTER AND DIRECT LINKS TO YOUR SENATORS, go to the Center for Food Safety: 
http://ga3.org/campaign/MI_savelocalcontrol

Thank you!

~Pam
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Pam Browning
Policy Coordinator
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
110 Maryland Avenue, Suite 306
Washington, DC 20002
Phone:  202-544-5466
pam@sustainableagriculture.net
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