Ask President Obama to Protect Organic and Stop Monsanto's GE Alfalfa!
  • Petitioned Tom Vilsack

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Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Tom Vilsack
President of the United States

Ask President Obama to Protect Organic and Stop Monsanto's GE Alfalfa!

    1. Petition by

      Food & Water Watch

Update: 2/1/11: On January 27, 2011, the USDA announced that it would fully deregulate genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa. This decision means that without intervention from President Obama, farmers will begin planting GE alfalfa this spring, a scenario that could cripple the organic alfalfa, meat, and dairy industries. It's not too late to take action, though! By signing our petition, you can tell President Obama that he has an obligation to protect the organic food industry.

The USDA is about to approve Monsanto's genetically engineered alfalfa. One of the biggest impacts of allowing the use of GE alfalfa is contamination of other crops, including organic alfalfa, which is used by most organic dairies. The USDA actually acknowledges the problem of contamination, but is moving forward anyway.

We need to let the USDA and President Obama know that consumers don't want genetically engineered foods, and don't want organic foods to be contaminated. 

Take action to stop the approval for Monsanto's GE alfalfa.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
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    Reasons for signing

    • Melinda Sykes RALEIGH, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      When making money becomes more important than the health of humanity it's time to back up and rethink things. Greed will destroy. Our food supply should not be altered in anyway. No cloning of plants and animals. What passes for food these days are causing diseases. Stop the madness and get back to a natural way of growing plants and a natural way of raising animals for food.

    • Bobbi Beck SAN MATEO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Why does this even need to be discussed? Quit letting people get wealthy at the expense of our planet and it's inhabitants health!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jennifer Siegrist MILFORD, NH
      • over 2 years ago

      Organic used to be the only moniker by which to choose safe, untainted, unaltered food that is healthy for our children and the environment. Now that General Foods and Monsanto are getting into the game, they are diluting the core principles of this certification. Please stop them!!

    • Mary Carlson DENVER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      We don't need to give any more crop control to the seed giants, particularly Monsanto, and I'm not about to eat something that I consider to be fake. I want organically grown, give me what nature is providing. And how about instead of focusing on GE crops, why not focus on finding natural biological controls that will give the same result as a GE crop.

    • robin bosley MARIETTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      have you read the european studies and Seeds of Deception? Our government seems to think money is more important that our nation's health. What a shame.


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