Tell the Obama Administration to Protect Consumer and Farmer Choice
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Tell the Obama Administration to Protect Consumer and Farmer Choice

    1. Petition by

      Organic Trade Association

On January 27, the Obama Administration made the damaging decision to approve the unrestricted cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa. This means GE alfalfa can be planted without any federal requirements to prevent contamination of organic and non-GE crops. It also means that GE alfalfa does not have to be labeled, making it difficult for consumers to identify and avoid. This decision, to support big business at the expense of individual choice, sets a precedent for future deregulation of GE crops although genetic engineering has not been conclusively proven safe. Don't stand by while well-funded and well-connected biotechnology interests are given the power to eliminate marketplace choice. Demand that President Obama protect your right to choose products free of genetic engineering!

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    News

    1. Another letter links Roundup to plant death and animal miscarriages

    2. Hawaii restaurant launches GMO-free menu

    3. Organic market in Michigan wants labels on GMOs

    4. CT may label its GMO products

    5. New post: Organic farmers sue Monsanto

    6. Farmers sue Monsanto

    7. Countries like Hungary oppose GMOs. Why does the U.S. support them?

    8. Check out this weekend's Rally for the Right to Know about GMOs in food

    9. Reached 1 signatures
    10. WaPo: GMOs get a boost over organics with recent USDA rulings

    11. Coming to a city near you on 3/26: Rally for the Right to Know about GMOs in food

    12. Deja vu? GE alfalfa headed to court again

    13. Rally to label GMOs to take place 3/26

    14. Millions stand against Monsanto

    15. Stonyfield Farms exec speaks out against GMOs

    16. Audubon magazine explores the environmental risks and benefits of genetic engineering

    17. National Research Council to host summit on how Roundup leads to weed resistance

    18. European Commission will hold debate on GMOs on 3/17

    19. The US should look to Malta for inspiration: The country opposes GMOs

    20. How rising food prices help companies like Monsanto

    21. U.N.: We don't need industrial ag to feed the world

    22. Anti-GMO org launches Plan B for GE alfalfa

    23. Genetically engineered foods need labels, says new poll

    24. New U.N. report says eco farming can double food production in 10 years

    25. Bad news: CA court overturns order to destroy GE sugar beets

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    • Bruce Combs WILLIAMSBURG, VA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please!

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    • jude Vasconcellos INVERNESS, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Monsanto and companies like it that are producing genetically altered seeds for profit are convincing farmers that this will increase their yields but this is in fact not the case. Their methods are creating a totally unsustainable farming practice that will lead to starvation for millions of people in the end. It is time to stop these practices and start supporting local production of a variety of food products and seeds that will sustain us in the future.

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    • Jennifer Simard HAVERHILL, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      Don't be part of the human race suicide!!! Protect organic farmers, Mother Earth, and our children's children.

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    • kara lani OCEANSIDE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please consider asking the folks who own Monsanto and others who want to force GM foods on the American public to demonstrate how 'safe' these foods really are by eating them

      . Make Monsanto and anyone else distributing GM foods to label those foods so people who don't want to mess with Mother Nature or eat foods that have been adulterated can see from the label so that such foods can be avoided.

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      • over 3 years ago

      we need to have more communities come to gether in favor for this as well as to feed the community when in need or crissis, having food is good medicen for surival for any creature to live.

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