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ACTION NEEDED TODAY - USDA to approve mutant alfalfa - Save our organics

From: Tina
Sent on: Friday, February 5, 2010 9:37 PM

Hi there - I just signed the petition mentioned below and I hope you will too....Hugs, Tina

Genetic food giant Monsanto is at it again. Its next target: genetically-modified (GE) alfalfa. One of the biggest impacts of allowing the use of GE alfalfa is contamination of other crops, including organic alfalfa, which is used by most organic dairies.

The USDA is well on its way to approving Monsanto's GE alfalfa. In its own report, the USDA acknowledges the problem with contamination but says that consumers may not care enough about it for the USDA to block Monsanto's modified alfalfa seeds. [1] This is absurd since one of the main reasons people buy organic food is to avoid genetically engineered crops.

The USDA is only accepting public comments for the next two weeks. We need you to write to the USDA right now and tell them they must not approve Monsanto's mutant alfalfa.[2]

FRESH will deliver your comments before the deadline. Click here:

Just like its corn and soy, Monsanto's alfalfa is designed to tolerate its leading herbicide: Roundup. We can't allow Monsanto's greed to take-over one more crop.  The consequences to our choice as consumer, to biological diversity, to the survival of our small and organic farmers depends are too dire.Write your comments to the USDA now and say no to genetically modified alfalfa.

Monsanto's domination of our food must stop. For the USDA to shrug it off like nobody cares is to add insult to injury. We only have two weeks to submit our comments. The fight for FRESH food will continue, and with your help we'll make it clear that people care about the food they eat.

Thanks for all you do.

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