Monsato has recently launched aggressive backdoor attacks on organic and non-GMO farmers and consumers, with continuing well-documented opposition to genetically modified (GMO) labeling laws in order to protect its corporate interests. The corporation’s rider attached to the U.S. House of Representatives’ 2013 Agriculture Appropriations Bill would allow planting of new genetically engineered (GE) crops–even when counts rule that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proven them illegally.
Now, Monsato has slipped an even more dangerous provision, HR 872, into the house version of the Farm Bill. This so-called Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act would stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from reviewing new and expanded uses of pesticides (often caused by the introduction of herbicide-resistant GMO crops) and require the USDA to approve GE crops easier and faster.
Most GMO crops have been genetically engineered to withstand spraying with herbicides whose toxic ingredients remain in the plants and then enter the environment and food chain. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine links GMO foods with adverse health effects, and the President’s Cancer Panel Report advises against choosing foods grown with pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers.
Join with millions of other concerned consumers and national organizations, such as the Organic Consumers Association, Center for Food Safety, United Farm Workers, American Public Health Association, Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network and Institute for Responsible Technology, to safeguard our food supply and environment. Tell Congress to remove Monsato’s toxic provisions.
Take action to protect citizens’ food at Tinyurl.com/StopMonsatoNow.
When I read this, I was shocked. What is going on with this world? Do you really want toxins in the food you eat? I sure don’t. You never know what will be in the food your eating.
I hope you take action with me in stopping Monsato.