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Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. has petitioned APHIS, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service of the USDA, to freely use and distribute maize genetically engineered to be resistant to certain
lepidopteran and coleopteran pests and tolerant to the herbicide glufosinate.
They are asking for public comments on whether this genetically engineered
maize is likely to pose a plant pest risk.
material inserted into GE maize (corn) 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
Tell the USDA
that the maize 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!
Document ID APHIS-2012-0026-0001
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]