Subject: President Obama and Monsanto
President Obama’s USDA recently issued a decision to allow the planting of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) alfalfa. It is highly likely that the uncontrolled spread of engineered genes from GMO plants will put the organic dairy and beef industry in peril.
The fight against GMOs is a long one, but now is not the time to back down. We need to hold President Obama accountable for his decisions, and let him know that we won’t stop fighting until he stands up for farmers and eaters, and not Monsanto and Big Ag.
Sign the petition today and tell him you won’t back down:
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs): GMOs are plants and animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs. In general, genes are taken (copied) from one organism that shows a desired trait and transferred into the genetic code of another organism. Genetic modification is currently allowed in conventional farming.
Conventional: Agricultural products raised via widespread industry practices. Can include use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones, and other agribusiness approaches. Conventional farming in the US may also include the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).