Last Chance to tell the USDA to protect your rights


There are only a few hours left to send your message to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) about your concerns with genetically engineered (GE) food.

The USDA is accepting public comments on a proposed rule about GE food until tomorrow, March 17. Click here to send your message to the USDA now.

Every time you eat, you may unknowingly be eating food that has been genetically engineered, a process that inserts foreign genes into plants and animals to give an organism certain traits it would not naturally have.

All the way back in 2004, the USDA promised consumers and farmers stricter oversight of GE crops and initiated a process that would give the public and policy-makers a critical assessment of GE production, risk and regulation.

Yet, instead of working to tighten controls to protect the safety of our food and the contamination of our fields, the USDA did the opposite by releasing a proposed rule that would significantly weaken the already loop-hole-ridden regulation of GE crops.

This is your last chance to make your voice heard and protect your right to choose food free from genetically engineered crops and to stand up for family farmers’ right to GE-free production.

Thanks for taking action today and for your support of Farm Aid.

Jennifer Fahy
Communications Director
Farm Aid

P.S. Send your comments now to the USDA about GE food – our health and the livelihoods of family farmers are on the line.

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