No, We Can’t All Just ‘Get Along’
It should be a crime for seed companies like Monsanto to release genetically engineered crops into the environment. Knowing that those crops will eventually contaminate organic and conventional, non-GMO crops.
Yet they do. Without any accountability. Because instead of putting the onus on companies like Monsanto to prevent contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just asks that everyone—organic, non-GMO and GMO farmers—just “coexist.” Voluntarily.
Why can’t non-GMO and organic farmers just “get along” with the biotech bullies?
Because an industry as reckless and monopolistic as the biotech industry, an industry that harms health, destroys biodiversity, damages the environment, tortures and poisons animals, destabilized the climate and economically devastates the world’s 1.5 billion seed-saving small farmers—with impunity—has no real interest in “getting along” with farmers who haven’t bought into the GMO program.
The USDA is accepting public comments, up until March 4, on its “coexistence” policy. What do you think? Let Monsanto police itself? Or demand accountability?
TAKE ACTION: Tell the USDA: No ‘Coexistence’ with Monsanto!
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to know what you think. The agency is seeking public comments on what it can do to "promote the broad adoption of local, voluntary solutions aimed at facilitating coexistence" between genetically modified crops and organic/non-GMO crops. We've got an easy answer for them and we've said it all before: Voluntary solutions? No! Coexistence with…
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