Action Alert; Deregulation of Roundup Ready Alfalfa
Beginning in 2006, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and others took legal action against the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) illegal approval of Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready alfalfa. The federal courts agreed and banned GE alfalfa until the USDA fully analyzed the impacts of the plant on the environment, farmers, and the public in an environmental impacts statement (EIS).
USDA released its draft EIS on December 14, 2009. A 60-day comment period is now open until February 16, 2010.
Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) strongly believes this EIS failed to address the economic and environmental consequences of GE alfalfa. It sets dangerous precedent for future deregulation, and threatens the integrity of organic seed and food systems and the National Organic Program.
Organic Seed Alliance worked with Center for Food Safety staff and others to put together talking points specifically for organic farmers who want to give input.
Please, take the time to familiarize yourself with these points and make comments before the deadline.
Click here to go to the talking points
Speak out and protect organic integrity.
Click here to submit your comments to the USDA.
Links to review the EIS and supplemental documents.
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