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Dow AgroSciences LLC has petitioned APHIS, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service of the USDA, to freely use and distribute soybeans genetically engineered for resistance to certain
lepidopteran pests. They are asking for public comments to help them identify
potential environmental and interrelated economic issues and impacts.
material inserted into GE soy transfers into the DNA of bacteria living inside
our intestines and continues to function. Even after we stop eating GE foods,
we may still have the GE proteins produced continuously inside us.
Tell the USDA
that these soybeans must not be freely distributed—that without strict
controls, GE crops will encroach on non-GE crops, contaminating them, including
organic crops—which will, of course, render them non-organic.
Please personalize your message if you have the time!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]