Urgent Action Alert on TWO GMO Amendments!

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GMOThere’s still time to stop these potentially catastrophic pro-GMO riders before they become law—IF we act now!

This morning we learned of a dangerous set of policy riders which the biotech industry was able to get inserted into (and buried within) the House Agriculture Committee’s discussion draft of the voluminous 2012 Farm Bill. These riders represent significant changes to the Plant Protection Act (PPA), which will create serious risks to farmers, the environment, and public health by forcing the rushed commercialization of genetically engineered crops. They would also eliminate all meaningful review of the effect GMO crops may have on our environment or our health.

This is a new set of riders unrelated to the rider we warned you about in prior weeks. That amendmentin the Agriculture Appropriations Billis still alive and also needs to be opposed. More information on that below.

The new riders, the ones we just became aware of in the farm bill, would outlaw any review of GE crop impacts based on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or any other environmental law. And no agency other than USDA would be allowed to provide analysis.

Note that under this new proposal, even if the unexpected happened and the pro-GMO USDA did report issues, the information still wouldn’t affect the approval decision! So clearly it doesn’t matter what environmental analysis anyone comes up with. It won’t have any effect on the approval of genetically engineered crops.

These riders also establish unworkable deadlines and backdoor approvals—if the crops aren’t reviewed and approved within an absurdly short time, they would default to immediate approval and commercialization. This, together with the diminished environmental analysis, simply makes a mockery of USDA’s GMO crop reviews. It is one of the most blatant examples of crony capitalism at work that we have seen.

The bill is scheduled to be debated in committee on Wednesday morning, so we have only a very narrow window in which to act! Please write to the House Ag Committee chairman and ranking member, as well as your congressional representative, and tell them you want these riders removed from the Farm Bill. Please Take Action NOW!

Two weeks ago we reported on a pro-GMO amendment in a different funding bill, the House Agriculture Appropriations Bill. This amendment would strip federal courts of the authority to halt the sale or planting of illegal, potentially hazardous genetically engineered (GE) crops—even if a court has told them to stop—while USDA is still assessing potential hazards.

The provision specifically mandates that the Secretary of Agriculture shall, upon request by a farm operator or producer, immediately grant a temporary permit authorizing the GMO crops to be planted or cultivated, even if a court has called a halt until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed. They’re calling it the Farmer Assurance Provision (Section 733). But far from safeguarding farmers, the only parties whose interests are “assured” by this rider are those of GE crop developers, in particular Monsanto, the company we believe is almost certainly behind it.

Congressman Peter DeFazio, D-OR, is preparing his own amendment to strike the pro-GMO language from the bill. We need to get an avalanche of messages to Capitol Hill supporting the DeFazio amendment and explaining just how lawless the pro-GMO rider is.

The Ag Appropriations bill with this anti-GMO amendment attached will likely be heard on the floor of the House of Representatives by the middle of next week. This means there is still time for us to stop this lawless amendment.

If this language is allowed to stand, it would completely undermine the judicial review process, and would encourage the unchecked deregulation of GE crops despite terrible environmental and health effects.

Please send your messages to Congress TODAY in support the DeFazio Amendment, which would strike the pro-GMO language from the bill! Please Take Action Now!

Did you take action on both pro-GMO amendments? If not, please do so. Either one will gut what remains of the GMO approval process.

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  • Barbara Ward

    STOP CHANGING OUR FOODS BY genetically changing them. They taste terrible. They make people sick. They aren’t worth buying and I won’t buy them or grow them. You are killing us with all the altered foods.

  • Beverly Stone

    These amendments are infuriating. Why are GMO products allowed to proliferate when public opinion wants those products controlled and labeled. Entire populations are getting ill because of these “food” sources?

    Now, their producers are also to be above and beyond all law?

    What is going on? How much are consumers supposed to take?

    Remove these riders immediately. I don’t want to eat GMO food, and I don’t want farmers intimidated and leaving farming because the GMO companies are above the law.

    This is egregious!

  • Genevieve Esson

    Please don’t pass these riders. GMO’s are unhealthy. Let the planet and its people get back their health nd eat organic produce. Thank you.

  • Virginia Leslie

    We are not lab rats. Do not poison our food and bodies with experimental foods!

  • Gage Tarrant

    It’s just getting to the point where there is hardly anything left to respect at all from our so called members of congress; they’re just bought and sold to these gmo companies without any regard for humanity, the planet or animals. It’s shameful. Shame on anyone so soulless that they would try to sneak these GMO riders in on other bills. Soul-less.

  • jayne Pitchford

    All one has to do is give the people the basic right of choice; to know whether their food is GMO or not, and the results will speak for itself. Simply, let us have our freedom of choice, and Monsanto’s
    reign of terror will cease.

  • Deanne Luzaich

    We do not want GMO’s! Nor do we like the biotech industry continuing to try to sneak their agenda to push these foods on us when they have NOT been proven safe.

  • Dorothea Laster

    Vote no on hidden GMO amendments. Consumers have the right to have these products labeled and to avoid them to protect their heath.

  • Taryn Braband

    NO GMO’s!!!!

  • Audrey norman

    Please stop Gmo or at least label them.

  • James L. LaGarde

    My representative is required to look out for MY health and welfare – NOT that of big business agriculture who would sell their mother to make a profit……

  • http://coconutcreamcare.wordpress.com Joan McDaniel

    Thanks for your effort in this. I have sent a fax to Rep. Frank Luces. I am not his constituent but I have my ways. Thank you for this format to respond to my congressman and senators. Even if they are from NY.

  • http://none paul tescher

    This strategy of sneaking controversial/dangerous riders to house bills by elected officials owned completelly by criminal corporations, like monsanto, should be outlawed immediately, if not sooner! Many of these house bills are so large that they are not critiqued for this type of slimeball activity. This is disgusting!

  • Rett

    The world is upside down and inside out. It is written, “man will come close to annihilating all life from this planet and then our Lord and Savior will return to save us from ourselves.” Contaminated food sources and dying oceans and lakes and rivers are God’s wrath on a disobedient world. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments”. People today have no idea of what that means. We are warned in His manuel for living to repent and be baptized, again, the world, except for those He is calling now, do not know what it means. We are headed for a tribulation that has never been seen before. This is only a microcosm of things to come.

  • Linda Glazier`

    Please support De-Fazio admendment and strike Pro-GMO language from the bill.
    Thank you for your consideration of this admendment.

  • Charlotte Pirch

    I strongly support the DeFazio Amendment. I want farmers to be protected from Monsanto. A farmer who wants to grow organic crops will not be able to do so if he or she is not protected from Monsanto and other corporations that are polluting our food supply.

  • Ms. Mary Reilly

    I think the general public should be allowed to vote on what is happening to our food. The Government should not be allowed to pass a law that no one knows what the effects will be later in the future. There are some countries who will not allow America to inport food that the seed has been altered that should tell the ones who are voting on this bill how bad they are messing up.

  • http://AllianceforNationalHealth Linda Glazier`

    Please support De-Fzio admendment and strike Pro-GMO language from the bill. Thank you for consideration of this harmful bill. Thank you

  • Shelly Webb

    I am againsy GMO foods

  • Allie Pace

    I want to know what I’m eating and that it won’t hurt me.

  • Teresa Eaker

    MOTHER NATURE DOES NOT NEED HELP ……SO STOP GENETICALL INHANCING OUR FOOD.

  • Earle Belle

    GMO’s are an attack on our health and well-being, in fact, our very life!

  • ellenmcgowan

    I support the DeFazio Amendment

  • http://n/a roger schmidt

    i support the DeFazio amendment and explaining just how lawless the pro-GMO rider is i fide it reprehencable for this type lawslessness for profit with unforseen problems in the lifes of the consumers. this type of big business thats main motive is profit with its past of distroying the little farmers and lawsuits that were unfounded and distroyed lives of many. its no wonder myself and millions like me do not trust Monsanto, the company we believe is almost certainly behind it.

  • RAFAEL

    IT IS THIS SIMPLE. THE U.S. NO LONGER ALLOWS INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY. THEY COULDN’T CARE LESS. OBAMA WANTS MONEY FOR HIS CAMPAIGN AND WILL LET THE HEALTH-INDEED THE POISONING OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GM GENETICALLY ALTERED ONE DOESN’T FOOL AROUND WITH GENETICS IN FOOD OR IN ONE’S BODY. CONSUMERISM MUST BECOME STRONG AGAIN TO FIGHT THE NEFARIOUS EFFECTS OF SNEAKY LEGISLATION BY SNEAKY LEGISLATORS—–FROM ALL 3 HOUSES OF GOVERNMENT

  • Bl;aine Gott

    you must stop the use of GMO seeds and at the VERY LEAST make the bastards label it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Animar

    PLEASE HELP SET INNOCENT PEOPLE THAT MANY HAVE BEEN PROVEN INNOCENT FREE! MAY GOD HELP THEM!

  • Paul G. King

    Cannot upport the document you posted because its title asays “Supporet the DeFaziuo Amendment …” when iit should say “OPPOSE the DeFazio Amendment …” and the message also starts with “… support …” instead of “… OPPOSE …”

    What are trying to do: Subvert rthe opposition to this amendment?

  • Brad Marshall

    I urge you to support the DeFazio Amendment. It’s bad enough that citizens aren’t given the right to know if their food contains GMO’s. To rush approval of new ecosystem destroying GMO’s is the equivalent of murder. I hope the politicians and chemical companies are held accountable for their actions, soon.

  • Susan Pasquariello

    Our Constitutional Right to Know about GMO…

  • Asad

    I send my support for the DeFazio Amendment.

  • Orchid Ra

    Nature needs no help in making things the way SHE INTENDED. NO wonder humans are not really living long healthy lives, they are just taking longer to die long slow painful drug induced states of death thanks to this JUNK the labs call food!

  • Dorjean Komlosy

    I tried to send the farm bill action alerts to Claire McCaskell and none of the messages are being sent. We can’t help defeat this if the messages are blocked.

  • Misa Hopkins

    I support the DeFazio Ammendment. Riders that are pro-GMO should be stopped. Increasing evidence is demonstrating that GMO’s are harmful. We don’t need to make it any easier for GMO products to get to market. GMO products should need come under even stricter guidelines, standards and approval processes.

  • Valeri Hood

    We do not want GMO foods sold, distributed, or farmed here in the US or anywhere in the world. Please help to keep our precious food stocks safe!

  • Louise Vinciguerra

    Got to watch that FARM BILL! “They” keep trying to slip in their little business goals.

    The provision specifically mandates that the Secretary of Agriculture shall, upon request by a farm operator or producer, immediately grant a temporary permit authorizing the GMO crops to be planted or cultivated, even if a court has called a halt until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed. They’re calling it the Farmer Assurance Provision (Section 733). But far from safeguarding farmers, the only parties whose interests are “assured” by this rider are those of GE crop developers, in particular Monsanto, the company we believe is almost certainly behind it.

    Congressman Peter DeFazio, D-OR, is preparing his own amendment to strike the pro-GMO language from the bill.
    Please support DeFazio’s amendment!

    The Ag Appropriations bill with this anti-GMO amendment attached will likely be heard on the floor of the House of Representatives by the middle of next week. This means there is still time to stop this lawless amendment.

    If this language is allowed to stand, it would completely undermine the judicial review process, and would encourage the unchecked deregulation of GE crops despite terrible environmental and health effects

  • Caroline Kong

    In the name of decency…

  • margaret roncone

    please keep our food safe from GMO’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Debra Spencer

    I do not want my food to be genetically modified, PERIOD
    (No need to go on and on about it or try to justify my opinion.)

  • Natalie Batovsky

    This morning i learned of a dangerous set of policy riders which the biotech industry was able to get inserted into (and buried within) the House Agriculture Committee’s discussion draft of the voluminous 2012 Farm Bill. These riders represent significant changes to the Plant Protection Act (PPA), which will create serious risks to farmers, the environment, and public health by forcing the rushed commercialization of genetically engineered crops. They would also eliminate all meaningful review of the effect GMO crops may have on our environment or our health.

    The new riders, the ones we just became aware of in the farm bill, would outlaw any review of GE crop impacts based on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or any other environmental law. And no agency other than USDA would be allowed to provide analysis.

    This pro-GMO rider must be stopped before it is too late. I am depending you to do all you can to stop this.

  • Judith

    Please vote to stop the GMO’ing of our food. First, it isn’t healthy, Second, the seeds cannot reproduce. Our food tasted better, kept better, and as I said before was healthier before the USA permitted companies that were kicked out of Europe to come here and wreck havoc on us.

    I don’t understand this hatred of some of those who consider themselves better than the common man and who deem it their mission to destroy something that is as beautiful and basically good as the USA.

    Please defend our food supply. If you don’t some day you may wake up to food rationing just like the rest of us. The Nazi’s used food a a way to control people too…1st they took away religious liberty, then controlled health care (get rid of the weak and unfit), then guns, then food.

    I hope that you will defend us and by do so defend our Republic from the wolves in sheeps clothing.
    Respectfully,
    Judith Hoyt

    The Nazi’s and the Communists used food as a weapon too.

  • Allen Cooke

    Please represent the majority of people who don’t want genetically modified food forced on them without labeling, rather than the minority, which are the corporations who pay off the committees and legislatures. Say NO!

  • http://sayitaudio.com Julie Amato

    I do not want GMO in my food….this is unconscionable. The People want REAL food….please stop corrupting our agriculture. thank you..

  • Marianna Mejia

    Please remove any pro-GMO riders. I never want to eat GMO products.I think it is dangerous and I want my choice, at least.

  • Patricia McGinty, PhD.

    I am against this rider because of the lack of authentic independent research that demonstrates no harm from GMO. I urge Congress to vote no on the bill if this rider is not removed.

  • Marcie

    I support the DeFazio Amendment, which would strike the pro-GMO language from the Farm bill. Please help protect the public from GMOs.

  • ellen mcmanus

    NO NO NO GMO!!! WE WANT THE RIGHT TO SAY WHAT IS DONE TO OUR FOOD!

  • Craig Garcia

    Only crooks, criminals and schiesters need to be secretive…You know why Monsanto is spending millions to cover up their poisons and highly questionable crops!

  • Warren Grossman

    Urge you support the DeFazio Amendment which eliminates pro-GMO language from this year’s Farm Bill. No one wants genetically-modified products on our plates that haven’t been effectively tested for safety over a scientifically-approved length of years. European and other nations no longer buy our grain. Are we to be the only first-world country to venture blindfolded into this practice? At the very least, if this measure does manage to pass muster, products containing these ingredients must be labelled as such. We’re counting on you to do the right thing.

  • My Name

    Why is it that we must fight for the right for having our food labeled, safe and without pesticides and with no GMO?

    We are supposedly a civilized country, yet we are behind most third world countries on these issues.

    It is time for big corporations to take their rightful place and stop having any influence in congress.

  • Barbara Tipton

    GMO technology has not been proven safe, and, to the contrary, has very serious concerns, both for the human and non-human world. The potential for disaster is immense…and is not worth the risk. Please reconsider this action before it creates huge problems for us all. Thank you.

  • Patricia Masterson

    Let’s get back to Nature…No GMO’s, keep it Clean and Healthy. Think of the Health of our Friends and Loved Ones…Save the Planet!

  • Dr. Michael L Goebel

    Ban GMOs completely before they destroy all natural life completely, including your own!

  • Tammy Skinner

    What the heck are you doing to your grandchildrens future? All of your money won’t save them at this point in time.

    Big corporations = Big $$$ = Politicians = Laywers = Pharmacys

    God help us all!

  • Laryssa Nechay

    I am not interested in sharing my views with fellow members. Preaching to the proverbial choir is waste of time. If you want action, please prepare your site so that it takes no more than a click of a button to express individual convictions. There are too many “petitions” in circulation for people to take action by writing to congressmen and such. Nevertheless, I appreciate you activism in an effort to stem the pervasiveness of GMOs. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • Lynn Reeser

    Is this the governments way of population control?

  • susan rutkiewicz

    Do you think that people will eat something that is GMO.
    It will ruin the organic farms and there is no research avaible for the future.How will it effect the fruits and vegetables and also the meat that we eat .Monsanto the company who is involved in GMO crops was the same company that made agent orange and we know what it did to the Vietnamese and people who came home from the war with Kidney failure and liver failure. I took care of the person with kidney failure and I met the person with liver failure who had a transplant however the government stills denies that people were harmed

  • troy grant

    please

  • Anita Trout

    Please strike the pro GMO language from the bill. The food is becoming poison to us. When is
    this going to stop? GMO foods are dangerous. Corn and soy are in just about all processed foods. It is almost impossible to avoid GMO foods. If you don’t live in the country and raise your own food you are subject to GMO. Monsanto is the biggest evil in the food industry. They are only interested in the almighty dollar.

  • Irene Borkton

    Please protect humanity from these unproven GMO products. I dont want them and everyone I talk to does not either. In fact a lot of people dont know what they are and are shocked that they did not know…..and why is that? Our government is failing us badly, giving in to pressure from companies like Monsanto. You were intrusted to protect and your are failing miserably at that and the people are angry and are beginning to rise in protest the the corruption. This is suppose to be the land of the free, freedom to know what the heck we are eating is a fundamental right and it is absurd and a threat to democracy what is happening now and you are letting it happen. SHAME ON YOU!!!

  • Cheryl Dzubak

    I am opposed to GMO foods. They are not natural nor can they really be safe when they are genetically modified. I am in support of the DeFazio amendment striking pro-GMO language from the Farm Bill.

  • Royce Hamer

    Please do not let these riders on GMO poison become law. The health of America is in great danger..There has been no testing in an independent manner to ascertain the safety of GMO products.

  • Rich Cavestri

    I agree

  • http://www.DocCohen.com Dr Eric J. Cohen

    Geneticly Modified Organisms are dangerous! Period! Research shows the danger these plants (and also animals) pose when ingested. There are quite a few in congress and also in executive positions in the federal government who are paid, one way or the other, to push through the use of these poisons not only in our country, but around the world.
    Please! No riders, No compromises, No anything to alter this act. Please do the right thing. The world is counting on you.

  • John Dennis

    I am disgraced that this is even being considered as we should not have any GMO products.

  • Richard Nedervelt

    If you are willing to feed your own children this. Go ahead and pass the bill and make your children and family proud of your sellout of their future. How do we expect our children to what is right when politicians show them all how to do the wrong thing and justify it.

  • doug franks

    Bundling these GMO laws in with the Farm Bill is disgusting in itself.

  • Juan Negrín

    Your newsletter should not worry about the “affect” on the gene pool of a policy, because affection is not our concern; we are concerned about the “effect” of a governmental policy.

    Please take this remark into account, because misspelling is a major problem when making petitions.

  • Clifton Miculka

    Please stop these riders now

  • Patricia Brown

    The public has a right to know what is in the food we eat. I am in favor of the DeFazio Amendment which would strike the pro-GMO language from the bill. GMO foods are dangerous.

  • Robert Dial

    I caan’t believe any sane person would support this pro GMO ammendment. Only the insanely greedy could do so. And that makes them evil!

  • Barbara Shaffer

    The American people are entitled to real food, not some crap manufactured by corporations. Monsanto and others like it should get out of the food business.

  • Amanda Evans

    I SUPPORT Congressman Peter DeFazio.

    I will be utterly ashamed of congress if they don’t ammend this.

    America needs to protect and stand up for the PEOPLE – it’s country – and stop being puppets to the big corporations.

    I will be watching this like a hawk.

    Amanda Evans

  • David Rice

    I am painfully sick of our Government invading Americans Rights to alter our food with chemicals and growth hormones for Government and business profits. This also means Hydraulic Fracturing all over the Country while poisoning our drinking water and the tributaries that lead to our pure rivers and lakes where we get our drinking water. There is definitive something wrong with the Governments oversight and E.P.A. and F.D.A. when people turn on their kitchen drinking tap water to find it explodes into flames when a fire comes next to it. What it means if the Federal Government wants to know (and it doesn’t take an educated E.P.A. or F.D.A. education to know this) is that people are drinking GASOLINE and TURPENTINE on a daily basis. If you don’t think that’s chemical warfare then you are missing a lot of educated brain cells already. MONEY FOR LIVES! This is what we have become…. Just like the Germans of World War I and II. It’s distressing and disgusting that we have sunken to the level of the Jewish Holocaust that we Liberated but won’t do the same for our own United States Citizens. Apparently we aren’t worth as much as the Jews were to Adolph Hitler and the Germans that were fighting for their Fatherland and Country but are only DOLLAR SIGNS to Congress and the rest of the Politicians including your Commander in Chief… Pity the fools who look for making money on Civilian American lives. Even our Soldiers have the honor of dying to protect our American Heritage and way of life. FREEDOM costs American lives but at least those lives have the privilege of HONOR AND DIGNITY. Do you? Ask your Political Representative. He will tell you what you have to do. Then he will do exactly the opposite from what it takes to make America SAFE for ALL who live here!!!

  • Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Akers

    Modern science tinkering with our food supply should keep anyone including lawmakers up nights. It is absolutely frightening!
    Please, please, when this Farm Bill comes up for a vote, just say NO to Frankenfood.
    Modify the bill or reject it.
    Extensive studies need to be done to determine what health concerns are posed by GMOs.
    Thank you.

  • David Rice

    Impeach President Malcom X, Obama and every Big Business Wall-Street member of Congress. It takes the whole Nation to change our Political System. Not just a few pockets of Political Naivety and confusion. Where are you AMERICA? Stand up and be counted upon… It’s up to you. Your’e children can’t do it for you anymore.

  • Peg Powers

    PLEASE support the DeFazio Amendment. We need someone to stand up and help protect the health of Americans.

  • Eileen Adams

    Please support the DeFazio Amendment!!

  • Liane Casten

    Sneaky is the only way the paid legislators can work. GM seeds are bad for our health and the environment. NO way should they be on anyone’s diet.

  • Heather

    Please do not allow GMO foods into the market. There is not enough substantial evidence that it is harmless to consume.

  • Cathy Deister

    Who made these positions so powerful ? Why have we allowed the FDA and EPA to dictate our lives? I am a cancer surviver. I beleieve in natural health solutions. GMO is not natural foods and if it contaminates our food supply how can that be remedied? Our government is dictating all our choices. Are we stupid or what? Apparently they think so. This is why we need less government. They are totally incompetent to administer anything. Its my life and my money,but out.

  • Jeanette Williams

    I support the DeFazio Amendment, which would strike the pro-GMO language from the bill!

  • Lisa Wager

    Stripping federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of illegal, hazardous GE crops, under the guise of the USDA performing environmental impact statements essentially renders the federal courts useless.

    If this provision is becomes law, it will be a huge blow to the justice system, completely overriding judicial safeguards that protect both farmers and the public, and rendering judges’ rulings irrelevant.

    Let’s do what’s right instead of what Big Ag wants.

  • http://AllianceforNaturalHealth Gail Lynch

    Learning the dangers of companies such as Monstanto, and genetically modified foods, I am against GMO foods, and I am suspicious of companies such as Monsanto for ramming their goods down our throats. I have a suspicion that GMO foods are not the only dangers that this rider bill represents. Enough is enough with playing Russian Roulette with our food supply. I have had enough of the backroom deals being made by my legislatures, and big corporations such as Monsanto, Exon, Shell, Heartland Institute. It’s time to stop adopting riders such as this to keep this country from providing healthy, pesticide free, and GMO free food. I demand to get what I paid for, healthy organic foods.

  • http://www.lavitaorganics.com Maurene Mongan

    I appose any amendment opposing the non-disclosure of GMO listings on products. We are bombarded with chemicals and pesticides in our foods and the thought of introducing genetically modified DNA into our bodies makes me sick. Its a crime against the human race.

  • Madeleine Johansson

    Not enough research has been done to declare GMO’s safe for consumption by animals or humans.I have hve the right to know what I am eating. GMO’s must be labelled.
    Why the secrecy? Only the producer benefits from the misinformed consumer. I have the right to know what I am consuming.

  • John Markham

    Please put a stop to these GMOS!

  • patrica schiewe

    Please help rein in the spread of GMO foods. They are so full of risks to our bodies and our enviroment and the people who market them would never think of eating them.

  • Hannah G. Robinson

    All food needs to be labelled with any and all changes to original and natural state.

  • Mary osterloh

    Re: DeFazio amendment Farm Bill

    I urge you to strike the pro GMO language in the Farm Bill and adopt The DeFazio ammendment.

    It is horrific to think there would be no judicial review process, which would encourage unchecked deregulation of GE crops!

    I see this as illegal, and egregious in protecting human health.

    Thank you for the opportunity for comment,
    Mary Osterloh

  • http://n/a Marcia Winter

    Monsanto and GE these riders are strictly against any democratic process. The people do not want adulterated and possibly dangerous food. Corporations and drug companies have no business in what we choose to eat. We do not want adulterated and altered crops. Why are we the only free world country allowing this. You really have no idea what these will do to our bodies, other vegetation, animals and birds. Shame on you, shame.

    Marcia Winter

  • D. Mitchell

    Please do not pass any agricultural legislation that in any manner contains any Pro-GMO food crop language. Much more study needs to be done about the safety or lack thereof of GMO food crops. Please do not pass any legislation that would allow unwarranted protection to GMO crops before such safety determination studies are thoroughly and independently made. We support Congressman Peter DeFazio’s amendment to strike pro-GMO language from the Ag Appropriations Bill, now pending before the House Of Representatives.

    • D. Mitchell

      Please define “moderation.”

  • Jim L Adrian III

    I am dumbfounded at the lackadaisical attitude some congressmen(women) have about this scourge on source food for us as well as animals which in many times means source food for us.
    Are the vast majority just getting their paychecks and practicing their reelection smiles.
    Do not they understand that it becomes their source food also?
    Not only the USA, but the world, our planet, is being poisoned at an ever increasing speed!!!
    I thank you for- Alliance for Natural Health- one hell of a watchdog.

  • Ben Goldfarb

    I support the DeFazio Amendment.

  • Patti Nicklaus

    Why are so many countries banning GMO food crops and ours is recklessly going ahead with them, despite the majority of our population’s concern regarding them, and potential harm to our health? I would say money and power of those who wish to impose their unsafe products on us. I do not believe we should have GMO foods at all.

  • Mel Thornburg

    NO GMO is safe knowing that at least 1/3 of the pop.s are infected with a latent form of TB. And at least 80% of our kids who suffer Autism are infected with spirochetes that can share at least 40% of their genes found so far. They are the real Cause of AIDS and the cause of all syndromes of unknown origin lied about since 1985. They must restore man and beasts genes by preventing the infections and they must cease and desist after restoring all organics genes back to their God Given Genes that have NOT been genetically altered. Man and Beast alike are dying of hundreds of syndromes that are actual infections hidden by mans hokus pokus to alter their genes that has enabled them to share wtih whatever they want with NO STOPS> And the cause of Morgellons being found in all the syndromes which are actually infections in the real AIDS.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yOno_2m_8LY
    The real AIDS that HIV did not cause–Man did.
    Morgellons which is genetics gone wild in all the so called syndromes that most don’t even know they have until they begin to kill the infections in the syndromes.
    http://www.morgellons-research.org/morgellons/morgellons-microscop3.htm
    The Crimes Against Humanity Must Stop.

  • Jill herbers

    At a time when nature is in struggling to remain normal, we need to be sure we GET RID of GMOs that modify it even more. Stand up against them, every time. Do you want what is not natural? Neither do we, as Americans and citizens of the world.

  • Sunny Massad, Ph.D.

    We want to know long term effects BEFORE we eat this genetically modified food. We want to see clinical trials. We want to understand the need. Please! Our food supply is sacred ground. We have a right to have much more information than we are getting.

  • Norma Williams

    We should be able to know what is in our food.

  • Chrs Huff

    GM wheat is already causing serious gluten intolerance and wheat allergies; GM crops are not in the best interest of anyone except the companies developing them. Please do not allow this to pass.

  • Gaia Powers

    The foreign countries KNOW how dangerous and hazardous to our health the GMO products are and they won’t allow them in their countries! Why do we??

  • http://www.davidicke.com Th3 D3ad M3ssenGer

    Thank you all at ANH for all that you do to improve the Human condition.
    Humanity IS Awakening, & I have the utmost faith that we WILL eventually reclaim our planet, prosecuting the psychopaths of this global, elitist bankster cartel- along with all their willing, knowing puppets- that has enslaved Humanity for FAR too long!
    We will finally be Free to manifest our Divinty… all of the suppressed medical cures & treatments will become common, public knowledge, as with the suppressed technologies like alternative, possibly Infinite Energy resources.
    We will explore inner & outer Space for Eternity, spreading out NOT as parasistes, but as Loving co-Creators in Balance with Creation.

    All my Love,
    Brian Gregor, aka Th3 D3ad M3ssenGer

  • Rette

    Regardless of number, FDA counts multiple faxes from same source as one. In one of the previous issues, there were over 1 million responses, many from web-sites such as this, but they counted around 300 responses from each , one from eachdifferent originators. FDA sucks big time, Fiduciary Department of monsAnto.

    • Rette

      Sorry, having problems with stuck keys. FDA allows each website 1 vote, regardless of number.

  • Suzana Megles

    I am alarmed that one company should make ALL the decisions re the seeds farmers use and the food we eat. This is not a democracy!

  • Daemon Strickler,D.C.

    kEEP UP THIS IMPORTANT MISSION.

  • Carla Happel

    Stop the sneaking around and support the DeFazio Amendment. I want clean food!

  • Karine Clark

    Stop this group – Monsanto seemingly owns our government !!

  • Linda Reed

    Please stop all GMO products from our food supply. I honestly believe you are trying to kill us all with this GMO approvals. Read the documentation. This is very dangerous.

    I am in support of the DeFazio Amendment.
    Please, protect our food sources- we depend on you for this.

  • Robert Healey

    I am in support of the DeFazio Amendment to strike the pro GMO language from the bill

  • http://LaurenConcrete.com Gene Bartholomew

    Once again I am requesting you to support the DeFazio Amendment in order to cancel the pro-GMO language from this important bill.
    Your support on this issue is greatly appreciated.

    Gene Bartholomew

  • Marie Moore

    Stop all GMO’s.

  • Raenette Palmer

    I am in support of the DeFazio Amendment which would strike the pro-GMO language from the bill.

  • Peter barry

    It’s well past time to consider the consequences of GMOs – all of them before furthering their presence in the world.

  • http://drmercola.com rose paca

    of course we care about our health, please don’t allow big business to toxify our food supply.

  • Lenore Beck

    Greed! Greed! Greed! Don’t they realize this will create mutations for generations to come?

  • Tim ONeill

    No GMOs these have not been proven safe and have been banned in other countries. Stop kneeling to mega industries, and let’s use common sense. WE DON’T NEED GMOs!!!!

  • http://www.evalutioncoach.com Eva Knox

    Here is an excerpt from what I sent about the riders:

    Horribly corrupt riders buried in the farm bill will not go unnoticed. Please do not vote based on limited and extremely biased propaganda from biotech lobbyists and campaign funders. If you’re just taking up a seat in my Congress, allowing my tax money to fund your ability to make money at the expense of public health, that will shine through in stark clarity in the way you vote on this issue.

  • Barbara Gilbert

    Please strike the pro-GMO language from this bill, it is your job to protect the democracy that we boost to be practicing. It is my fundamental right to purchase, grow and consume the foods I choose, the science is clear that these GM crops contaminate non-gm crops thus yielding non-choice or anti-democracy, making the biotech companies in control of all food. You must act to save our system from the corporate control.

  • Yovonne Autrey-Schell

    Unlike some who just don’t give a damn what they eat, I do not want to eat genetically manipulated organisms (GMO)! Clear labeling would allow those who do not want to consume GMO foods to avoid them, just like people with allergies or medical conditions can avoid peanuts or excess sodium. Citizens are not asking for GMO’s to be banned, just clearly labeled as such!

  • John Wagoner

    Removed the riders from the 2012 Farm bill that effectively gut judicial over site of the USDA evaluation of the hazards associated with the development, deployment of genetically modified organisms. These riders are gross concessions to major corporations such as Monsanto, and as such should be subject to be argued, approved or rejected, and signed into law in separate bills, with full public scrutiny, not passed as a sneaky, undemocratic back door plot.

  • http://98003 Karen Hedwig Backman

    Genetic modification is still, to the best of my knowledge, crude and imprecise in its incorporation of foreign genetic material (viruses, bacteria, etc.) into crops with, as far as we know, unpredictable consequences. Resulting GM foods have undergone little rigorous and no long-term
    safety testing, but animal feeding tests have shown worrying health effects. Only one study has been published on the direct effects on humans of eating a GM food. It found unexpected
    effects on gut bacteria, but was never followed up. Claims have been made that Americans have eaten GM foods for years with no ill effects. But if these foods are unlabeled in the US, how can their possible effects be monitored for consequences? With other artificially-manufactures foods like trans fats, it took decades to realize that they have caused millions of premature deaths.

  • http://www.cosmicwisdom.com james

    stop TWO GMO ammendments

  • Glynda Yoder

    Citizens have the right of full discloser. Manipulation of that right is the first indication that something is wrong. It is urgent that the US government intervene on behalf of its citizens’ well being.

  • Melody Hansen

    Dear Chairman or Member of the House Agriculture Committee or Congressperson,

    I just learned of some recent amendments to the 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Farm Bill which concern me. That’s why I’m writing to ask for your help in voting ‘no’ on those new riders slipped into the bill’s language by the biotech industry.

    The new riders give a green light to rushing unreviewed genetically engineered crops to the market. To rush unreviewed crops to the public’s dinner table (largely without their knowledge), to squelch transparency and examination of such foods, even by those in the agricultural review profession, seem to be the intended goals of these new riders.

    Please vote ‘no’ on these amendments and do whatever else you can to oppose this tidal wave of food poisoning of Americans.

    Thank you,
    Melody Hansen

  • Deborah Holmes

    What you are doing is so dangerous. You can not improve on Mother Nature. This is serious business. Please stop. Don’t let greed get the best of common sense.

  • Gardner Rust

    I support the DeFazio Amendment.

  • http://anh-usa.org Floyd Mickens

    We are not lab rats, we are human beings.

  • http://www.shawksong.blogspot.com Aimee Loubert

    This proposal is DANGEROUS. It is dangerous to you and to me and all the generations of children coming after us. It is dangerous to small farmers. It is dangerous to the environment. The safety of GMOs has not been adequately studied, and if this goes through, it hs the potential of not being studied at all. Let science work, not the money behind Monsanto and Cargill! Stop this. No matter what, stop this.

  • Karen Rubno

    No GMO please!!!

  • steve jacob

    please use common sense and eliminate GMO practices

  • Shirley A Barclay

    At what point do we wake up and realize that what Montanso and others like them are doing and contributing to our destruction all in the name of control and money. It is certainly not in the name of health and well being. In addition I do not believe it is ever a good idea to make any agency free of accountability and standards that run amock without any checks and balances. Hidden parts stink and I am concerned for us all. And especially for our children and all those coming in later through the generations on this planet. We are destroying each other. I question whether this includes the wealthy because they are connected and always plan a way out. That is not true for the rest of us who struggle to make it in the today world. As far as I am concerned one of the worst thing we could do is continue to destroy seeds and our food supply. Do not let this happen. Thank you Shirley A. Barclay

    • Shirley A Barclay

      I stand by what I said about all this.

  • Marge Atkinson

    Please support the DeFazio amendment. I do not want GMOs to be used in our food supply.

  • Donna Merrill

    Stop hurting our laws and our food. Shut GMO down. I won’t eat it. No body I know will eat it and we all boycott any company forcing GMO on the US citizens and the world. What a bout the GMO field in TX that turned to cyanide gas and killed the herd that grazed it? Stop the madness. We don’t need it. Uphold US law and the citizen’s choice. No GMO.

  • http://davesaxuk.com dave stevens

    I AND MANY FRIENDS DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS GMO I ALSO SPEAK FOR MY BEES INWHICH I PERSONALLY LOST 150 HIVES DUE TO PESTERSIDES AND VIRUSES MADE BY MAN I TOTALY SUPPORT DEFAZIO AMANDMENT

  • Hector Lopez

    Good luck.

  • chris loffreno

    Stop the GMO madness. We don’t need fake food!!

  • Alessio Rivola

    Please .. not GMO! Thanks!

  • Nancy Wentworth

    After taking action on the GMO issue, how can I share the response from my representative with you?

  • Jo Ann Fritz

    I am appalled that our government has not yet banned GMO food. Please be responsibile and protect our food supply!

  • John Zylstra

    I find it somewhat discourteous for this article to suggest that USDA is pro-GMO. I suspect they are pro-agriculture, and pro-food production, and pro-choice. They would favor gmo products that support food production, that are safe, that enable agriculture to produce food more efficiently, in increased quantities, with reduction of herbicides, under more drought-tolerant situations, and with increased health attributes, and increased disease resistance. A gmo product that does not do one or more of these things will undoubtedly not be supported. In that case they would be against gmo (for that product). However the proof for attributes of a gmo product cannot be hearsay, or based on poor research, or based on philosophical differences. It must be shown by well-done research data that applies across a broad range of circumstances.

  • Robert Cruder

    Please watch the negative political advertisements in this election year. Note how both sides endeavor to make you fear the alternative with accusations that are never substantiated.

    Truth is established by evidence, not by popular support, especially when that support is an emotional reaction to lurid but empty accusations.

    GMO labeling is promoted by the organic industry which stands to make millions and which has never substantiated either its own claims or its allegations against competing products.

    The following should make it clear that those responsible for both human health and scientific credibility (and who make not a dime from the outcome) oppose GMO labeling.

    June 20, 2012 (Chicago, Illinois) — The American Medical Association (AMA) voted to support mandatory premarket systematic safety assessments of bioengineered foods. At the same time, the AMA stated their belief that as of June 2012, there is no scientific justification for special labeling of bioengineered foods as a class.

    The report included a review of the potential adverse health effects of bioengineered foods, and agrees with the 1987 National Academy of Sciences white paper, which states that “there is no evidence that unique hazards exist either in the use of rDNA techniques or in the movement of genes between unrelated organisms.”

    The review of peer-reviewed literature revealed no reported and/or substantiated overt consequences to human health. Although acknowledging that there is strong consumer interest in the mandatory labeling of bioengineered foods, the report concludes that the US Food and Drug Administration’s science-based labeling policies do not support special labeling.

  • terry mckinney

    German farmers lost cows.There were also deaths of other animals in European studies.These results were hidden and the farmers out their livelihood until study results leaked out.Now they are in court trying to retrieve their income.The studies show that some GMO’s are not digestible by any mammal.I think that includes people.This industry has acted like the worst kind of bully from the onset.Farmers have had their lives destroyed for trying to stand up for themselves.The truth is coming out but our government works for big money and not for the people.Now it is destroying our health.Who ever thought that the survivalists were right.There is a plot to own food.This is that plot.

  • Mr & Mrs Robert Schmitt

    Please disregard the anti-GMO amendment. This is dangerous and not in the best interest of our country.
    Please support the DeFazio amendment.
    Thank you,

  • eric cucuz

    The effect of gmo crops is still undetermined please do not allow the industry to write the laws that govern themselves.

  • Ann Searing

    I support the Defazio Amendment which strikes the pro-GMO language from the bill.

  • Cass

    For each and every congress person and senator, plus the president who would vote to shove this abomination down our throats, they should be required to eat nothing but GMO foods for the whole time the are supposedly ‘serving’ the constituents of this country. No organic and no non-factory farmed foods for you either. You eat the crap you are attempting to serve up to the people of this country.

  • m gul

    this is not what the people want.

  • http://None Debra Greenberg

    What happens when all farmers must purchase their crop seeds from one or two major companies?

    It’s easy to keep seeds from reproducing by themselves. If this happens, no small or medium farmers will afford to buy seeds for crops.

    The seeds currently cross-pollinate into organic or regular fields that are nearby. The chemical companies said this would not happen. As it now stands, GMO seeds are not safe.

  • Rori Hamlton

    Stop supporting GMO’s.

  • http://[email protected] C C

    LIVE IN LOVE

  • Dr. Victoria Gardner

    Please support this bill.

  • James Hartzog

    The public has a right to know what they are eating. I get sick of seeing the American people fight this GMO movement with everything they can muster but yet you continue to do as you please, ignor the people and continue to poison us with your garbage food.

    The American people have had enough. We are getting really upset that noone in Congress, FDA or the Supreme Court care about our demands. Yes, we are not asking you to label GMO food, we are demanding it!!!! The American people are not stupid, some of us may be sleeping but the rest of us can see what is going on. Its obvious this government is trying to kill off its citizens with this tainted food, flouridating our water and lacing our skies with chemtrails. Attacks on the vitamin industry just adds insult to injury. Poisning out children with vaccinations and the list goes on and on.

    When the American people catch wind of the bullshit you are doing there will be hell to pay. beleive me its coming, very soon.

  • Nancy Morrison

    I oppose the bills which allow biotech engineered foods to have temporary permit. Full study on the safety and hazard of genetically modified foods needs to be done. I support the DeFazio ammendment.

  • Arlie Lavender

    You do a great job of letting us know what is happening. Big corp. are always trying to get something through that is obviously to benefit them with total disregard of the people. I think it is appaling that our elected politicians allow themselves to be used by big business for their own greed and power.

  • Joseph Sapp

    Cconsumers need to be informed. If GM foods are better then the industry would want to advertise their presence. Trying to hide the information from the consume shows that the industry is no willing to face the truth that the consumers do not want this product. The government must protect the citizens and not just the corporations.

  • Linda Colonel

    Please send your messages to Congress TODAY in support the DeFazio Amendment, which would strike the pro-GMO language from the bill! Please Take Action Now!

  • Martha Corson

    Where are the so-called environmentalists with these potentially catastrophic GMO crops, whose genetic changes can wreak havoc in organic or traditional crops?

  • julie prouty

    Please stop poisening our food.

  • Rana Newbury

    Please don’t do this, we have no evidence that it is safe. I do not want to unknowingly expose my family to any problem causing agents.

  • Maria Castro

    I support the DeFazio Amendment,which would strike the pro-GMO language from the bill. I want these riders removed from the Farm Bill

  • Vicki Crawford

    Please remove the riders from the farm bill.

  • Debbie Victor

    Please support the DeFazio Amendment which would strike the pro-GMO language from the farm bill!

  • tom berry

    WE DO NOT NEED MONSTER FOODS—OUR BODIES NEED NATURAL FOODS TO
    BE HEATHY.
    BAN GMO CROPS.

  • ESTELLE

    HOW AND WHERE DO I TAKE ACTION? I’M VERY WORRIED ABOUT GMO’S AND READY TO VOTE AGAINST IT. WHERE DO I VOTE? THIS IS MY FIRST VISIT TO THIS SITE. THANKS. ESTELLE

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  • http://AllianceForNaturalHealth Deborah Ward

    Stop messing with the food supplies. We want fresh healthy food without chemicals, insecticides, pesticides and especially that are not GMO’s. Do Not Add or Change the 2012 Farm Bill. These riders represent significant changes to the Plant Protection Act (PPA), which will create serious risks to farmers, the environment, and public health by forcing the rushed commercialization of genetically engineered crops. They would also eliminate all meaningful review of the effect GMO crops may have on our environment or our health.

    Support the People and NOT Bio-tech Industry.

  • Donna Heinlin

    Do not include the GMO riders. We should have the right to jnow what ia in our food. As a doctor, you swore do ‘first do no harm’ and this bill, if it includes the GMO riders is harmful to all life forms. Respectfully requesting you do the right thing and not allow the GMO riders to become reality.

  • George Stacey

    Enough is enough.

    All GMO foods ought to be banned. This is corporate greed for profit gone mad.

  • jerry

    please stop messing with our food we have enough problems with our so called prez to have to worry about what we eat but you ppl are proly in the whole mess destroy america

  • Auralia Feifarek

    Please support the DeFazio amendment

  • elke kappner

    Please keep our food natural!
    I say NO to GMO!!!

  • Joel Mednick

    We have the right to know what ingredients are in our food.

  • http://reikiranch.net Taylore

    We support going back to natural health like god intended. All this GMO stuff is for making money — not for getting healthy.

    This stuff is poison! Do you love your body? please take action against these bills!

    Our websites promote natural remedies and natural solutions. Check us out!

    Be Safe!

  • laureen picciani

    Many Christians want food the way God designed it. You eat GMO(God Move Over) food and
    leave my food alone and quit terrorizing farmers who do not want your crap and keep it out of their fields. YOU should be prosecuted for invading THEIR fields than sueing them because your
    potentially dangerous crops drift on their farms. You are a disgrace.

  • laureen picciani

    Many Christians want food the way God designed it. You eat GMO(God Move Over) food and
    leave my food alone and quit terrorizing farmers who do not want your crap and keep it out of their fields. YOU should be prosecuted for invading THEIR fields than sueing them because your
    potentially dangerous crops drift on their farms. You are a disgrace.

  • laureen picciani

    Many Christians want food the way God designed it. You eat GMO(God Move Over) food and
    leave my food alone and quit terrorizing farmers who do not want your crap and keep it out of their fields. YOU should be prosecuted for invading THEIR fields than sueing them because your
    potentially dangerous crops drift on their farms. You are a disgrace.

  • laureen picciani

    Many Christians want food the way God designed it. You eat GMO(God Move Over) food and
    leave my food alone and quit terrorizing farmers who do not want your crap and keep it out of their fields. YOU should be prosecuted for invading THEIR fields than sueing them because your
    potentially dangerous crops drift on their farms. You are a disgrace.

  • laureen picciani

    Many Christians want food the way God designed it. You eat GMO(God Move Over) food and
    leave my food alone and quit terrorizing farmers who do not want your crap and keep it out of their fields. YOU should be prosecuted for invading THEIR fields than sueing them because your
    potentially dangerous crops drift on their farms. You are a disgrace.

  • laureen picciani

    Many Christians want food the way God designed it. You eat GMO(God Move Over) food and
    leave my food alone and quit terrorizing farmers who do not want your crap and keep it out of their fields. YOU should be prosecuted for invading THEIR fields than sueing them because your
    potentially dangerous crops drift on their farms. You are a disgrace.

  • Jane Goebel

    I like food the way it is now and don’t want to eat food that has been adulterated.

  • clara

    Stop the demized of human kind

  • John

    The main thing for people to understand about GMO’s is that: It’s the latest aspect of Eugenics….aka, Social Darwinism. A very complicated subject….but basically, as with putting fluoride in our drinking water…and aspartame in our soft drinks….and chem-trails in our air….and diseases in our innoculations…..etc……there are people….if they can be called that…..who are out to “thin the human herd.” And please don’t laugh this off as a “conspiracy theory”……unfortunately, it’s NOT a theory.

  • Grace

    We all know it is going to happen unless we get some represenatives with a back-bone.
    The GMO know and it is a fact “control the food and you control the world” This is their agenda!
    Not allowing farmers to re-use their own seed and forced to by the GMO,s?? What they have already done in other countries is a shame.

    Making their sterile seeds and forcing farmers to re-purchase from them at big prices, should totally be against the law.
    Think of the people for a change and not the big GMO,s that can poison and even kill the citizens because they have no choice but to buy this poison,

  • Barbara Anne Nadon

    It’s time to stop big business factory farms from continuing to manipulate our food supplies in ways we have not even begun to understand yet. Are these generations fitter and healthier than previous generations, despite access to almost endless supplies of food choices?! It’s not just fast food that’s making us fatter and sicker. A these companies free rein to genetically modify everything we eat is foolish at best, but most likely more dangerous than we believed possible. Say NO to GMO!

  • Terry Hughes

    I have only one reply for your nonsense about GMO liability and supposed danger. BUTT OUT! and I need one answer, How do you plan to feed the world if GM research is not protected? There is not enough land to grow natural with all the developing hazards (Man made and natural). If things are sooo bad why has life expectancy continued to extend? These attacks are wacko environmentalist and starving lawyer driven, that are driving us past rational progress. The answer seems to be,”0″ population growth and abortions as the way to save humanity. Personally I would rather live with the long life, what ever that might be, with a full stomach of GM, than watch starvation take my family or watch third world babies waste away, ( as I am told everyday is happening, just send 20 dollars a month to save a starving child) money is not food! What I do understand is starving is bad for your health.

  • RJ

    I just get that the Government is only Bought And Paid for, they don’t have friends or family that they care for Just the DOLLAR and don’t want to see them dis-ease free and obviously have their own domed, hydroponic food supplies so that they can Continue the mass de stinktion of the population through their Nazi Agenda 21. Good Luck with that you bunch of satan worshippping canibals!!!
    RJ

  • christina noyes

    Please keep our food safe from GMO’s and pesticides so our children will have healthy futures.

    Don’t forget the simple saying of, “You are what you eat!”

  • Lynn Morris

    WE DON’T WANT GMO FOODS AND KNOW WHEN THEY’RE BEING USED!

  • http://www.conscioustalk.net Brenda Michaels

    I completely support the DeFazio Amendment which strikes the pro-GMO lanuage from the bill.

  • Ethel Rosen

    Are you trying to kill all of us
    Ethel Rosen

  • Nora Beeman

    Evil.

  • cami

    Please stop gmo’s they are so harmful. Keep organic, at all costs.
    Thank you,
    Cami

  • bridgid mauriss

    Hello, I just became aware of a dangerous set of policy riders which the biotech industry was able to get inserted into (and buried within) the House Agriculture Committee’s discussion draft of the voluminous 2012 Farm Bill. These riders represent significant changes to the Plant Protection Act (PPA), which will create serious risks to farmers, the environment, and public health by forcing the rushed commercialization of genetically engineered crops. They would also eliminate all meaningful review of the effect GMO crops may have on our environment or our health.
    The new riders, would outlaw any review of GE crop impacts based on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or any other environmental law. And no agency other than USDA would be allowed to provide analysis.

    These riders also establish unworkable deadlines and backdoor approvals—if the crops aren’t reviewed and approved within an absurdly short time, they would default to immediate approval and commercialization. This, together with the diminished environmental analysis, simply makes a mockery of USDA’s GMO crop reviews. It is one of the most blatant examples of crony capitalism at work that I have seen.

    I want these riders removed from the Farm Bill.

    Sincerely, Bridgid

  • http://cuddlekarrier.com Natural Nurture

    Global Health must trump Monsanto and Bioengineering multinational’s Wealth…our future: our children depend on it!!

    ❝ He who passively accepts evil
    is as much involved in it
    as he who helps to perpetrate it.
    He who accepts evil
    without protesting against it
    is really cooperating with it. ❞

    — Martin Luther King

  • Richard League

    Please oppose any amendment to the Ag Appropriations Bill which would allow growing of genetically engineered crops while the USDA is determining their safety. Support the DeFazio amendment that would strike the pro GMO language from the bill. Remember, we only have one chance to get this right. There is no going back if we make the wrong decision.

  • Aprile Gaudinier

    Please support Congressman Peter DeFazio in his fight against GMO’s and in striking the pro-GMO language for th Ag Appropriations bill.

  • ilona Paley

    Stop GMO it is sheer evil…

  • A. Williams

    Stop G M O s Now ! ! ! !
    Label G M O s Now.
    U S consumers have a “Right To Know”.
    I am in the control group, eating organic / non G M O foods.
    Not U S D A organic. State / regoinal certified Organic.
    The G M O ginny-pigs alredy show health problems.
    Vote with your dollars. Don’t buy this ! ! ! ! food.

  • Roberto Estremera

    I’m against the GMO amendments. Please help to stop these pro-GMO riders. Thank you

  • Gail Conley

    I strongly urge you to support the DeFazio Amendment, striking the pro-GMO language from the Farm Bill. And I stand at this time against any attempt to perpetuate the use of this dangerous manipulation of our foods and other crops. This is no proving to be of any great value to any one other than to the megapolis companies who are creating them. They are proving to disastrous in so many ways, and it is just beginning. Please stop it now.

    Thank you,

    Gail Conley

  • http://HealthImpactNews Phyllis Weikart

    Please strike the pro-GMO action in the bill. I am appalled that our government is backing this bill. We know that GMO crops are not good for us and yet we proceed as if there were no problem. Other countries have put a stop to this nonsense.

    Thank you for thinking of the American people and not just the industry.

  • mike pollard

    Although I live in the UK, this issue is of global importance, hence my contribution to the fighting fund.

  • http://fantasyprops.com Mike Palacio

    The people don’t appreciate poisonous grass. Do something about it.

  • Kitty

    Question: Who is the for the picture above? I would like to credit them for my petition to Barack Obama to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act.

    Also, please sign this!

    https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-repeal-the-monsanto-protection-act-immediately

    • Kitty

      photographer for the picture. oops.