USDA Betrayal – Take Action!

February 3rd, 2011

We are always trying to stay up to date on the latest farming and health news especially since it greatly affects our farmers and as a result, you, our readers and consumers. Recently, a surprising development in a 12-year fight for chemical-free alfalfa resulted in some disappointing news.

On January 27, the US Department of Agriculture reached a decision on genetically engineered Roundup Ready® alfalfa, having reached the end of the review period for the environmental impact statement (EIS). Out of the three possible options—regulation, partial deregulation, and complete deregulation—the USDA chose the worst possible option: full non-regulated status…

…Deregulation is dangerous. Without regulation, GM alfalfa will encroach on non-GM alfalfa, irretrievably contaminating it. There have already been over 200 episodes of transgenic contamination, costing farmers hundreds of millions of dollars in lost sales. If genetically engineered crops spread, the word “organic” will be virtually meaningless, affecting crops, the cattle who eat the alfalfa, and consumers who eat both…

…In 1781, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”

- from Alliance of Natural Health article click here for the whole article

For an even more in-depth article, read this article sent in by one of our members. (Thanks Mila M!)

What now?

You can do something about it. Alliance of Natural Health has a take action page where you can personalize and submit a letter to our President, Senators, Representatives, and Secretary of Agriculture Thomas ‘Tom’ J. Vilsack.

Take Action!

We want to hear your thoughts. Are you outraged? Do you support the decision? And if there’s a topic or article in health or agriculture you want to see covered and discussed, send it in to us to bre {at} urbanacresmarket {dot} com.

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