Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monsanto's Latest Slippery Move

This is the company that produces gentically modified seeds that are infertile after one crop. This forces farmers to buy seeds every year unless they have saved their own seed crop. But the GMO seeds often end up scattered on farmers' land, choking out the non GMO seeds. GMO plants are often not bee friendly and are suspect in killing bee colonies.

So-called 'Monsanto riders' quietly slipped into the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill, would require - not just allow, but require - the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for the planting or cultivation of a genetically engineered crop, even if a federal court has ordered the planting be halted until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed. All the farmer or the biotech producer has to do is ask.

That's why I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama, which says:

"Stop the Monsanto riders. Unless a citizen's army of farmers and consumers can stop them, Congress is likely to ram these dangerous riders through any day now."

Will you sign this petition? Click here.