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Tennessee legislators: Label genetically modified seeds and plants

Senate Bill 893/House Bill 1169 will require plants and seeds sold in Tennessee to be labeled as open pollinated, genetically modified, or hybridized. Open pollinated plants produce seeds that can be saved from year to year; genetic modification is a controversial technology involving the insertion of genes from one organism into another, resulting in an entirely new plant that would not occur in nature; and hybridization may produce sterile offspring, thus affecting the ability to save seeds. By clearly labeling the seeds and plants sold in Tennessee, citizens will be able to make informed decisions as to what types of seeds and plants best fit their needs.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Representative Andy Holt
  • State Representative
    Gloria Johnson
  • State Representative
    Charles Curtiss
  • State Representative
    John Tidwell
  • State Representative
    Billy Spivey
  • State Senator
    Dolores Gresham
  • State Representative
    Ron Lollar
  • State Representative
    Curtis Halford
  • State Representative
    Pat Marsh
  • State Representative
    Art Swann
  • State Representative
    John Forgety
  • State Representative
    Dennis Powers
  • State Senator
    Jim Summerville
  • State Representative
    Sheila Butt
  • Tennessee State House
  • State Representative
    Steve McDaniel
  • State Representative
    Brenda Gilmore
  • Representative John Mark Windle
  • Senator Milke Bell
  • Senator Ophelia Ford
  • Senator Todd Gardenhire
  • Senator Frank Niceley
  • Representative Joe Towns, Jr.
  • Senator Charlotte Burks
  • Senator Dolores Gresham
  • State Senator
    Steve Southerland
  • State Senator
    Mae Beavers
  • State Representative
    Judd Matheny
  • State Representative
    David Hawk
  • State Representative
    Richard Floyd
  • State Representative
    Ron Travis
  • Tennessee State Senate


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