It gets better

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The It Gets Better Project is a national effort to stop people from bullying LGBT youths. Public figures have created videos in which they encourage youths to keep persevering in their lives, including Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and many many more – over 6,000 videos so far. Why am I bringing this up on Biofortified? Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has submitted a video and posted it on the It Gets Better website but also on the USDA blog. This shows a real commitment by the USDA to help prevent harassment of LGBT youths. As Secretary Vilsack said, LGBT youth in small-town and rural America are particularly at risk. The USDA has a lot of reach into those communities, so this commitment has the potential to do real good. Thank you, Secretary Vilsack!

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Anastasia is Policy Director of Biology Fortified, Inc. and the Co-Executive Editor of the Biofortified Blog. She has a PhD in genetics with a minor in sustainable agriculture from Iowa State University. Her favorite produce is artichokes!