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A dangerous set of riders in the House Farm Bill would create serious risks to farmers, the
environment, and public health by forcing the rushed commercialization of
genetically engineered crops. It would also eliminate all meaningful review of
the effect they might have on our environment or our health.
These riders establish unworkable deadlines and backdoor
approvals—if the crops aren’t reviewed and approved within an absurdly short
time, they would default to immediate approval and commercialization. They also
would bar all analysis of the impact of GMOs from any agency other than the
USDA, and even then any environmental analysis won’t have an affect on the
This makes a mockery of USDA’s GMO crop reviews. Contact the
House Ag Committee leadership today and tell them you won’t stand for it!
(Please personalize your message if you have the time!)
Sections 1001110014 of the House Agriculture Committee's discussion draft of the 2012 Farm Bill
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]