Say NO to Monsanto's GE Sugar Beets!
Last August, a Federal court ruled that the USDA's prior approval of GE Sugar Beets was unlawful and further analysis had to be done to measure the impact this Roundup Ready crop had on the environment and on farmers.
Monsanto is now pressuring the USDA to approve the GE Sugar Beets AGAIN, even though the court-ordered environmental assessment isn't going to be complete until 2012!
Monsanto's a bully, but we didn't think they would try to trump Federal Court.
12/2/10 NYTimes article: "Duel Over Sugar Beet Seeds Could Create Seed Shortage"
12/2/10 AFP Article: "US court orders GMO beets destroyed"
11/30/10 Press Release from Center for Food Safey: "Federal Court Orders First-Ever Destruction of a GMO Crop"
If you would like to send a letter of support to Judge White, who ordered the destruction of the GMO Sugar Beet crops in OR and AZ, please send your notes here:
US District Court Northern Dist. of CA
Judge Jeffery S. White
450 Golden Gate Ave.
San Fransisco, CA 94102
We've got till December 6th to say NO WAY. SIGN TODAY!!!
USDA's proposal violates environmental laws that are meant to ensure that agencies analyze potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts before they take action, not allow those activities to continue under another name while they undertake that analysis. The proposal also violates the law because it allows commercialization under provisions meant only for research, making an end-run around actually making a commercial approval decision.
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Please feel free to add your ...|
|10542||Tue Dec 07 11:05:09 EST 2010||barbara bowers||pagosa spgs, CO , US|
|10541||Tue Dec 07 08:16:08 EST 2010||Mimi Boelter||Wimberley, US+AL , US|
|10540||Tue Dec 07 00:00:58 EST 2010||Anonymous||Sandpoint, ID , US|
|10539||Tue Dec 07 00:00:10 EST 2010||Jane Wolverton||Galiano Island, BC , CA|
|10538||Mon Dec 06 23:59:52 EST 2010||Paula Sauerborn||baltimore MD, US+AL , US|
|10537||Mon Dec 06 23:54:48 EST 2010||Anonymous||Operate with integrity and follow the process as designed.|
|10536||Mon Dec 06 23:45:43 EST 2010||Anonymous||I strongly oppose any kind of genetically modified foods. This is not a road we should go down and Monsanto is not a company that cares about anything but profit and profit in the future|
|10535||Mon Dec 06 23:36:33 EST 2010||Anonymous|
|10534||Mon Dec 06 23:35:08 EST 2010||Debbie Hall||Bellevue, WA , US|
|10533||Mon Dec 06 23:31:27 EST 2010||Loraine R. Crookshanks||Mentor, OH , US||STOP MONSANTO|
|10532||Mon Dec 06 23:24:32 EST 2010||Anonymous|
|10531||Mon Dec 06 23:24:04 EST 2010||R Wilcox||Bristol, CT , US||I firmly support Judge White's decision. The strong arm tactics of corporations such as Monsanto must stop. There have been no long term studies to prove the environmental impact of these genetically More....|
|10530||Mon Dec 06 23:22:02 EST 2010||Anonymous|
|10529||Mon Dec 06 23:22:02 EST 2010||Anonymous|
|10528||Mon Dec 06 23:15:46 EST 2010||mary kerr||mpls, MN , US|
|10527||Mon Dec 06 23:14:59 EST 2010||Anonymous|
|10526||Mon Dec 06 23:13:09 EST 2010||Dawn A. Harms||Fair oaks, US+CA , US|
|10525||Mon Dec 06 23:11:33 EST 2010||Dawn A. Harms||Fair oaks, US+CA , US|
|10524||Mon Dec 06 23:08:41 EST 2010||Daniel Garza||Houston, TX , US|
|10523||Mon Dec 06 23:06:58 EST 2010||John Paulson||Seattle, WA , US|
|10522||Mon Dec 06 23:06:49 EST 2010||Anonymous||St. Louis, MO , US||The very idea of this is repulsive.|
|10521||Mon Dec 06 23:02:49 EST 2010||Anonymous|
|10520||Mon Dec 06 23:02:31 EST 2010||Anonymous||there is ample evidence of the destructiveness of GMOs and GE animals, etc, not only to human health, but to the ecosystem and the integrity of nature's seeds which are the heritage of all those on this More....|
|10519||Mon Dec 06 23:00:08 EST 2010||Anonymous|
|10518||Mon Dec 06 22:54:40 EST 2010||Lisa DeSantis||New Castle, PA , US||I'm going to organic sugar cane, because I don't want GM beet sugar~|