We will deliver the petition to President Obama and the USDA
Dear President Obama and USDA Secretary Vilsack:
Dear President Obama and USDA Secretary Vilsack,
I find the current proposal, to approve genetically engineered corn varieties resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D, knowing its deleterious impact on the health of mammals, including humans, to be troublesome.
More importantly, I find the accelerating pace of approvals, by the USDA, for commercialization of genetically engineered organisms into our food supply to be reckless.
Peer-reviewed studies featuring animals fed genetically engineered crops show abnormal growth. Further, there is mounting evidence that, since the introduction of genetically engineered crops, livestock are having increased difficulty reproducing (as the human species is also experiencing reproductive difficulties). The approval process should be slowed down until definitive long-term testing concludes that these products are safe to animals and humans beyond a reasonable doubt.
Once these novel genes are released into the environment it might be impossible to call them back.
I also want you to know that I strongly support the mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically engineered material, allowing consumers the right to choose in the marketplace.