Action Alert: Take a Stand Against Biotech Bullies
Feb 28, 2011 05:45PM
Early this year, the Obama administration approved three genetically modified organism (GMO) crops—Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa and sugar beets and Syngenta’s amylase corn to produce ethanol. Food Democracy Now, a grassroots community for a sustainable food system, is circulating an online petition objecting to these decisions that support biotech.
Dozens of large food manufacturers and farm, food and agricultural organizations, both conventional and organic, are on board in opposing these lab-engineered food products for a variety of reasons such as unknown health and environmental consequences, including genetic contamination. Instead, the Obama administration should be forging progress in making agriculture more sustainable and encouraging farmers to convert to organic farming practices.
Join with 50 million organic consumers who daily take a stand for their right to know what is in their food and how it’s produced. Tell President Obama to instruct the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ban planting of these GMOs.
Sign the petition at Action.FoodDemocracyNow.org/go/347?akid=298.238135.FB4IuF&t=7.