December 30, 2012
2012, A Most Tumultuous, Turbulent Year
The Florida Everglades, Protecting Paradise
This was a frequently unnerving year for those of us who care for wild anything's.
Politicians and Lobbyists have been fighting non stop to undo any and all safeguards for animals and plants in every state in America.
So where do we stand right now?
Sometimes, the players are barely recognizable, but money is clearly the controlling factor in it all.
Not sure if it is a good or bad thing, but the number one recipient of my 2012 emails, etc.
Lisa Jackson, the head of the EPA, has just notified Washington that that she is out.
Who will take her place?
My greatest fear is that it could be the former lawyer for Monsanto, Michael Taylor,
who has a vise grip on the FDA's food policies right now and has been pushing GMO foods hard.
What ever your opinion on GMO's, the final word is that we still just don't really know if they are safe or not and until we do, no one should be forced to eat them without their consent or knowledge.
Say hello to 2013, we all could use a little break~