Action Alert: Help Keep Food Safe

Equal Exchange
March 14, 2013
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From the Center for Food Safety:

Tell Your Senator to Support the Tester Amendment and Dump the Biotech Industry Earmark!
 
Senator Mikulski (D-MD) has introduced an outrageous rider giving a blank check to Monsanto and other corporations to plant illegal genetically engineered crops and it could be voted on tomorrow! This dangerous rider was not included in the House-passed CR, and we are extremely disappointed to see that Senator Mikulski has included it in the Senate version. Thanks to our pressure Senator Tester has introduced an amendment (#74), co-sponsored by Senators Boxer, Gillibrand, and Leahy, to strike the rider from the Continuing Resolution. 
 
Though wrapped in a “farmer-friendly” package, this corporate welfare earmark is simply a biotech industry ploy to continue to plant GE crops even when a court of law has found they were approved illegally. The provision undermines USDA’s oversight of GE crops, unnecessarily interferes with the U.S. judicial review process, and could be unconstitutional. It is also completely unnecessary and serves only to offer “assurance” to biotech companies like Monsanto, not farmers. 
 
The provision undermines USDA’s oversight of GE crops, unnecessarily interferes with the U.S. judicial review process, and could be unconstitutional. It is also completely unnecessary and serves only to offer “assurance” to biotech companies like Monsanto, not farmers. 
 
Tell your Senators to support the Tester amendment (#74) to strike the biotech rider from the Continuing Resolution.
 
Write to your senator using the simple form here