I was just reading in the Organic Broadcaster that the USDA is seeking public comment on deregulating GE corn for ethanol.  Comments may be submitted online until tomorrow, January 20.  Here is the article:


The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking public comment on a petition to deregulate corn genetically engineered (GE) to produce a microbial enzyme that facilitates ethanol production.  If APHIS grants the Syngenta Seeds, Inc. petition for deregulation, the GE corn and its progeny would no longer be regulated articles. The product could then be freely moved and planted without the requirement of permits or other regulatory oversight by APHIS.  Comments may be submitted online or by mail until January 20, 2009.  www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/content/2008/11/deregcorn.shtml (ATTRA)


Instead of typing in that entire address line, I just typed in aphis/deregcorn and it popped up.  Then just click comments.


Please send out to all list serves you all know about!!  Thanks.


Lucy Hartlove


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