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Islander
07-20-11, 05:37 PM
Center for Food Safety
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On May 11, 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) released a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) on the first-ever genetically engineered (GE), drought tolerant corn, MON 87460. APHIS is currently soliciting comments on this unprecedented GE crop, due July 11, 2011. The Center for Food Safety has begun reviewing the Draft EA, and, our analysis shows that USDA has not adequately analyzed or accounted for the potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of this novel crop.

As with previous GE crop approvals, USDA’s proposal fails to comply with national environmental law, making APHIS’s approval illegal.

USDA’s proposal:

Fails to adequately consider and protect organic consumers
Fails to recognize farmers and consumers have the right to choose non-GE
Fails to analyze the adverse environmental impacts of additional corn cultivation enabled by MON87460
Fails to assess the environmental impacts of converting Conservation Reserve Program land to MON87460
Fails to analyze the benefits of drought-tolerant organic corn as an alternative to MON87460
Fails to use sound science and relies excessively on Monsanto data
Tell USDA to obey the law! Further analysis and environmental protections are necessary before any approval should be considered.

Go here to take action: https://secure3.convio.net/cfs/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=375

mellowsong
07-20-11, 07:42 PM
This is CRAZY!!!! It seems worse every day :(

MooniePetul
07-20-11, 08:33 PM
This is CRAZY!!!! It seems worse every day :(


I saw an article on FB where some Mums in Australia went crazy in a gm plant house cutting all the plants to shreds lol - that is my kind of crazy!!!

Wouldnt it be lovely if they cared about our wellbeing as we do for others :)

TonyG
07-20-11, 08:57 PM
I have a behind the scenes photo of the actual approval rehearsal: http://us.cdn3.123rf.com/168nwm/justmeyo/justmeyo0901/justmeyo090100209/4204117-der-begriff-der-korruption-und-bestechung-kaufmann-einige-bestechung-und-verbergen-sein-gesicht.jpg

Reesacat
07-20-11, 09:08 PM
I have a behind the scenes photo of the actual approval rehearsal: http://us.cdn3.123rf.com/168nwm/justmeyo/justmeyo0901/justmeyo090100209/4204117-der-begriff-der-korruption-und-bestechung-kaufmann-einige-bestechung-und-verbergen-sein-gesicht.jpg
Spot on, Tony!

mellowsong
07-20-11, 10:43 PM
I have a behind the scenes photo of the actual approval rehearsal: http://us.cdn3.123rf.com/168nwm/justmeyo/justmeyo0901/justmeyo090100209/4204117-der-begriff-der-korruption-und-bestechung-kaufmann-einige-bestechung-und-verbergen-sein-gesicht.jpg http://us.cdn3.123rf.com/168nwm/justmeyo/justmeyo0901/justmeyo090100209/4204117-der-begriff-der-korruption-und-bestechung-kaufmann-einige-bestechung-und-verbergen-sein-gesicht.jpgGood one!!!

Islander
07-20-11, 11:50 PM
Oh, that is priceless!