The Monarch butterfly population in North America has been shrinking at an alarming rate because a significant portion of their breeding habitat is being destroyed by herbicides used on genetically engineered (GE) crops. Milkweeds are critical to the Monarch’s survival because they are the only plants Monarch larvae will eat, but they are being decimated by the rampant use of Roundup (glyphosate) used in conjunction with Monsanto’s Roundup Ready™ GE crops.
To protect Monarchs we must protect their critical habitat. I urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture and President Obama to protect Monarch butterflies by stopping the approval of Monsanto's Roundup Ready™ and other glyphosate-resistant and pesticide-promoting genetically engineered crops.
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Monsanto's genetically engineered crops and the pesticides they promote are wreaking havoc on our farms, food, and environment. It is up to us to stand up to Big Ag and say "enough is enough."