A city girl meets a farmer who changes the way she thinks and feels about food. This blog looks at farming in a whole new way. How far removed are we from our food? We're not eating like our grandparents -- not even close. Hope you'll stick around to find out why and what can be done to change that for everyone!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Tell Congress to Dump the Monsanto Rider Today!
The biotech industry has quietly inserted a dangerous policy rider into the Continuing Resolution (CR) now being debated on the Senate floor.This dangerous rider was not included in the House-passed CR, and we are extremely disappointed to see that the Senate has included it. Though wrapped in a “farmer-friendly” package, this Monsanto-driven rider 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. Tell your Senators to demand that Appropriations Chairwoman Mikulski pull this dangerous and unconstitutional rider, and support any amendment that would strike the rider from the Continuing Resolution.
Click here to tell Congress to dump the Monsanto rider today!