Stop Monsanto's GMO products
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Farmers are right now buying their seeds for the Spring planting---even as new information is coming to light about the dangers of Monsanto's GMO seeds. First, client farmers are now being required to sign a new waiver accepting all liability for any and all damages the GMO product may ever cause---even if the farmer doesn't buy the product again for 20 years! Obviously, Monsanto KNOWS its products are dangerous! Second, reports have recently come to light that illness, miscarriages, and death are occurring in livestock exposed to Monsanto's GMO products.
The dangers of Monsanto's GMO soy and corn are already well documented. However, those dangers have just been expanded exponentially with the FDA's recent approval of Monsanto's GMO alfalfa. Most alfalfa is successfully grown without need of pesticides, making GMO alfalfa's resistence to it unnecessary. It still carries the risks from being genetically modified. However, GMO alfalfa is particularly dangerous because it's a perennial crop, and can re-sow itself in perpetuity.
GMO products are an unknown, unleashed on the market without the necessary ---and usually required---testing, yet which have the potential to cause catastrophic damage to human health and the global environment. Ask President Obama and Congress to put a moritorium on GMO products until proper, long-term studies have been conducted to prove they are safe.
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