Save Traditional/Native Chile!
  • Petitioned New Mexico State Universtiy Board of Regents

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New Mexico State Universtiy Board of Regents

Save Traditional/Native Chile!

    1. Traditional-Chile  Lovers
    2. Petition by

      Traditional-Chile Lovers

      Espanola, NM

Chile (aka chili) is historically, culturally and economically important to New Mexico and Colorado (USA). We have raised crops of chile for hundreds of years in this region. As land-based peoples, our daily lives have centered around our environment. We have sustained ourselves through subsistence living fueled by corn, beans, squash, and chile.

We have watched as GE crops in Canada and Mexico have infected non-GE crops of canola and corn. This has had a catastrophic effect on the small farmer. We know that small farmers have been sued by Monsanto for having Monsanto's GE crops cross-pollinate their non-GE crops, thereby causing the non-GE growing farmer to grow GE plants. We know that Percy Schmeiser, of Canada, won the lawsuit against Monsanto when Monsanto's pollen infected (thereby destroying the integrity of them) his plants.

Those who grow traditional chile should not face the same fate of having their crops contaminated through cross-pollination. New Mexico State University must stop the research and development of GE chile in order to protect our traditional chile.

We stand together to preserve the heritage, traditions, and culture of this region of the United States. We stand together to protect our Traditional (Native) Chile! We petition the NMSU Board of Regents to STOP the Research and Development of Genetically Engineered Chile, NOW! Thank you!

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. 494 Signatures - Have ALL your friends Signed the Petition? LOVE CHILE :)

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    4. We are just over 450 signatures! Will you help increase that number?

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      Please re-send this petition link to your email and FB contacts! Thank you!

    5. We are VERY close to 400 signatures! Please email the link today!

      Traditional-Chile  Lovers
      Petition Organizer

      That's right, fellow chile defenders, you can highlight and copy the link to this petition and post it on your Facbook page AND send it in our email if you don't wish to use the tool next to the petition on the Change.org site! Send a personal message with your link and encourage your friends to help stop the production of GMO chile! Thank you!

    6. Over 350 Signatures and Going Strong!

      Traditional-Chile  Lovers
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      One thing we've realized is that not all people know what GMOs are. When you ask your friends to sign this petition, you may want to include a link to information on GMOs as an explanation why GMO chile is NOT the best for people, and why it will be a danger to the Traditional chile crops/farmers. Thank you, ALL!

    7. Over 300 signatures! You are awesome!

      Traditional-Chile  Lovers
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      Imagine how far this will go if we continue to ask our friends and family to sign! Chile defenders circling the globe united to keep our food safe! Share your vision of a GMO-free world by offering the opportunity to sign this petition! Thank you so very much!

    8. We've gone over 250 signatures! We're doing great! Let's keep it up!

      Traditional-Chile  Lovers
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      We're also collecting physical signatures. If you would like to have a hard copy sent to you, please email us at: eltiemponm@gmail.com Thank you!

    9. Reached 250 signatures
    10. So far, we have 205 Signatures! We need more!

      Traditional-Chile  Lovers
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      What can you do to help get more signatures? We know how important this issue is to you. Let's all join together to make a large enough statement to get the NMSU Board of Regents attention! Thank you!

    11. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Sunny suggs LAS CRUCES, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      We are fools to think we can mess with nature in this way. This must stop. I will not stand for this. Humanity is experiencing a change on a whole new level. Nature is evolving us to connect with one another and rise abouve our egoistic selves. Together we will over come any transgressions and balance oursleves out with nature. This will happen.

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    • Steven Tyler SPRINGFIELD, MO
      • about 2 years ago

      Because evil prevails when good people do nothing.

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    • Anna Maria Gonzales SANTA FE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      Our native foods are part of our culture. Chile has survived as it exists today. Let's not mess it up by trying to make it "better".

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    • Dana Leach ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      Keep GMO crops out of NM!

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    • Erin Courtenay MADISON, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      not only is chile an important part of my background (I grew up in NM) it is delicious, mystical and we have much to learn about its nutritional and even medicinal uses. we can't afford to screw it up.

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