Tell Sec. of Agriculture Vilsack to Ban the Planting of GE Alfalfa.
USDA’s Environmental Impact Statement Does Not Justify Approval
In a precedent-setting final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the planting of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) acknowledges for the first time that GE contamination of organic and conventionally grown crops presents a huge problem in the U.S. Yet, the document falls woefully short of proving that GE alfalfa is safe for the environment or that it will afford all farmers their fair share of the US agricultural economy. In fact, the EIS sorely lacks the type of rigorous scientific data and analysis that the public expects from the Agency to justify going forward with any type of deregulation of GE alfalfa.
That is why we are calling on our supporters to urge USDA to adopt a moratorium on the planting of GE alfalfa.