Tell Congress to Dump the Monsanto Rider
The biotech industry has quietly inserted a dangerous policy rider into the Agriculture Appropriations bill now being debated in the House Appropriations Committee, and headed to the House floor soon. Though wrapped in a “farmer-friendly” package, this “farmer assurance provision” is simply a biotech industry ploy to continue to plant GE crops even when a court of law has found they were approved illegally. The provision undermines USDA’s oversight of GE crops, unnecessarily interferes with the U.S. judicial review process, and could be unconstitutional. It is also completely unnecessary and serves only to offer “assurance” to biotech companies like Monsanto, not farmers.
Tell your Congressperson to oppose this unnecessary and unconstitutional rider!