about ... new ... archive ... rings ... survey ... post ... notes ... dland

Tell the White House to Protect Our Food Supply
2002-08-28, 7:44 p.m.

In early August 2002, the White House released a new proposal to regulate genetically engineered (GE) crops. Under the Bush Administration's corporate-friendly "guidance" (non-binding proposals that even if enacted would be voluntary), the biotechnology industry will be allowed to push ahead with new GE crops even if the crops have not been safety tested. Tell the White House that you want GE crops kept out of our food supply! (Be sure to take action now as comment period ends September 30th.)

Write to the Office of Science and Technology Policy at [email protected] and tell them something along the lines of:

Dear OSTP:

I am deeply concerned about the presence of genetically engineered (GE) cropsin our nation's food supply.

Your proposed rules on GE crops of August 2, 2002, however, would allow GE crops to pollute natural foods and put our food at risk of genetic contamination.

The biotechnology industry is creating GE crops that produce potentially dangerous drugs and other substances. This must not be allowed.

Your proposed rules also use tax money to clean up the biotech industry's mess, when their GE crops eventually contaminate food. This is wrong; they should be required to pay.

Over 35 countries around the world have established mandatory labeling regulations and strict guidelines for the handling of GE crops. Polls show that over 80% of Americans want special labels on GE food products.

I urge the Administration to support H.R.4814, the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act, introduced in May 2002, which would require mandatory

labeling of GE food.

Or take action via Greenpeace.

previous entries:

Anyone? - 2008-01-24
Saturday Film Series at The Free Speech Zone - 2005-12-30
SLC? - 2005-12-21
Please Post - 2005-07-24
From ImpeachBush.org - 2005-06-20

Refuse and Resist! Sign the Call Now!

New: Fill out the

prev / next

"Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation." - Martin Luther King, Jr.