Friday, June 29, 2012

Action item: Monsanto controlling American agriculture: Tell Congress to say NO to Monsanto

Once again, Monsanto and the biotech industry are scheming behind closed doors to force their untested products onto the American public. Earlier this week, Congress was scheduled to vote on a provision in the 2013 House Appropriations Bill that would make it illegal for a federal judge to halt the sale and planting of genetically engineered crops during a legal review of their approval. That vote is now scheduled to take place after the Fourth of July.
It's up to us to stop this bill in its tracks; we can only do this with your help. Can you take one minute today to help stop the Monsanto Protection Act?
If this dangerous rider becomes law, it will take away any legal recourse for courts to halt Monsanto and other biotech companies' untested GMO crops from being planted even while the federal government assesses their potential risks.
It's time that our elected officials in Congress start standing up for our rights and those of family farmers and not the biotech monopolies that seek to undermine our democracy.
Please take a moment to sign and then spread the word! Thanks for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! Team

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