Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monsanto's latest attack

Below is an email from Robert Shepherd, a MoveOn member who created a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.

Dear MoveOn member,

So-called "Monsanto riders," quietly slipped into the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill, would require—not just allow, but require—the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for the planting or cultivation of a genetically engineered crop, even if a federal court has ordered the planting be halted until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed.

That's why I created a petition on SignOn.org to Congress and President Barack Obama, which says:

Stop the Monsanto Riders. Unless a citizen's army of farmers and consumers can stop them, Congress is likely to ram these dangerous riders through any day now.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Robert Shepherd

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