Posted on Wed, February 10, 2010 by Jerusha Klemperer
10 Comments | Categories: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Policy, Take Action,
The USDA thinks we (consumers) don’t care about genetically engineered food. So, here’s your chance to tell them they’re wrong about that.
Background: Despite the fact that in 2006 genetically engineered alfafa was declared illegal, it appears that the USDA again intends to deregulate it without any limitations or protections for farmers, consumers or the environment. In addition, the USDA is claiming that there is no evidence that consumers care about GE contamination of organic.
Here’s where you come in: Let them know that you care about GE contamination of organic crops and food—you’ve got until MARCH 3rd.
For all the details about what to say and where to say it—handwritten letters are, as ever, the best—go to Organic Valley’s web site where they’ve got it all laid out clearly.