Tell the USDA to regulate genetically engineered crops

Tell the USDA to regulate genetically engineered crops

    1. Petition by

      Food First

Send your letter by June 29th regarding Docket No. APHIS-2008-0023 -- Importation, Interstate Movement, and Release into the Environment of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms.  To send comments electronically:
http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=SubmitComment&o=0900006480951d90

We all eat, but what we are eating isn't well labeled or regulated. This rule change was put on the docket in the waning days of the Bush Administration. If adopted, it will seriously weaken regulation of genetically engineered foods and pharmaceutical drugs being grown inside of crops.

Sample draft letter (please use your own words).

Dear Secretary Tom Vilsack and USDA Staff,
Regulatory Analysis and Development
PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8
4700 River Road Unit 118
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238

Regarding Docket No. APHIS-2008-0023 -- Importation, Interstate Movement, and Release into the Environment of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms.

This draft should be rejected entirely. Instead of tightening government controls to protect us as consumers, implementing these regulations would continue to allow open fields of crops producing drugs and industrial chemicals. In most cases the industry would decide if new GE crops should be regulated. Self regulation simply doesn't work when there is money to be made.

This draft would take away the ability of states and localities to pass regulations for GE crops that are stricter than the federal regulations. Communities have the right to control their own safety as they see best.

I urge you to withdraw these proposed rules and suspend all new GE crop approvals until new true safety rules can be put in place.

Sincerely,
(Your name)




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      • over 5 years ago

      We should try to know what we are eating.  Look at the milk stories in China?  If the USDA does not check out our food we may have the same events or worse.

      Thanks Maggie.

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    • Joycey Berry CANTON, NC
      • over 5 years ago

      Thank you for making the pledge "Tell the USDA to regulate genetically engineered crops"

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      • over 5 years ago

      Fresh, nutritious, locally-grown food should be a basic right.  Big Ag and Pharmaceuticals should not be in a position of regulating anything where their financial interest is at stake.

      Do not weaken regulation of genetically engineered foods and pharmaceutical drugs being grown inside of crops.

      We all need the USDA to act responsibly on the issue of genetically engineered crops.

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