That’s right. The USDA concluded that the possibility of contamination of organic fields is of no concern, since consumers won’t care if their organic food or milk contains genetically engineered components.
In other parts of the world, there has been public outcry, revolts, and boycotts. But in the US, barely a whimper.
Maybe its true. Maybe you don’t care.
Or maybe you don’t realize the full impact of what’s going on. If you’re not informed – go ahead and read the recent posts and watch the videos I’ve provided for you here – while you still can.
If you do care, your voice needs to be heard, and it needs to be heard NOW!
There is a ready made letter that you can click and send by clicking here –
I’ve doctored up my response. Here a copy of my doctored up letter. Feel free to use it if you like.
I am writing in regard to Docket APHIS-2007-0044, and I demand that the USDA reject Monsanto’s application to market genetically engineered alfalfa. The USDA may not believe it matters if GE alfalfa contaminates organic and other non-GE crops, but I certainly do. I just threw out a bag of sugar when I found out it was from genetically modified sugar beets – not sugar cane.
Consumers must be able to avoid genetically engineered products. Farmers must be free of the threat of contamination and the USDA must not put organic farmers’ livelihoods at risk. The USDA admits that approval of GE alfalfa will make transgenic contamination inevitable. This is already happening around the world with corn and soybean crops. Once the crops are contaminated, the farmers owe royalites to Monsanto. This is unacceptable. With your help, soon Monsanto will own rights to every crop in the world.
We have no way of measuring the long term health effects of ingesting inbred pesticides, and by the time we do – there will be no crop on earth that is safe to eat.
Therefore, I urge you to reject not only Monsanto’s application to sell genetically engineered alfalfa, but all genetically engineered foods.
I leave you with one last thought – how will this affect your grandchildren? I would think long and hard about that.
You vote everyday – whether it’s by silence, or by the products you buy to feed yourself and your family. What will your vote be today?