Stop Genetically Engineered Alfalfa!January 31st, 2011
[This Action Alert is Over]
Despite the risks, the USDA has now made it clear that they are not interested in regulating Monsanto’s GE Alfalfa. They approved it January 27th for planting this spring by farmers with no restrictions.
Tell President Obama that you don’t want organic and conventional agriculture contaminated by GE Alfalfa, and that you have a right to eat meat, dairy, and eggs from livestock who consume non-genetically engineered crops.
Alfalfa is the fourth most widely grown crop in the U.S. and a fundamental source of livestock forage for dairy and beef farmers. Livestock farmers consider it the “queen of legumes.”
Alfalfa is a perennial crop that is open-pollinated by bees and other insects – with a pollination radius as large as 5 miles. Monsanto’s controversial genetically engineered alfalfa threatens to contaminate both conventional and organic agriculture year after year with the drift and spread of its novel DNA. It has sparked an ongoing court battle and stiff opposition from both conventional and organic farmers, seed producers, beekeepers, exporters, and a mix of food and farm groups, retailers and organic food manufacturers.
Contact President Obama and let him know that the USDA’s approval of GE Alfalfa is dangerous, unacceptable, and MUST be reversed.
Tell him and the first lady, Michelle Obama, to think about the organic garden in their back yard and whether they want their two daughters to have access to natural, organic food, without genetic contamination, in perpetuity.
President Barack Obama:
- Phone: (202) 456-1111
- Fax: (202) 456-2461
- Email: Contact
For a fact sheet with additional information on GE Alfalfa, click here.
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