Tell USDA We Won't Stand for GMO Herbicide- and Insect-Resistant Maize!

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.

Genetic 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 us.

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.

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  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

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Document ID APHIS-2012-0026-0001

Dear [Decision Maker],

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
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