There’s still time to stop these potentially catastrophic pro-GMO riders before they become law—IF we act now!
This morning we learned of a dangerous set of policy riders which the biotech industry was able to get inserted into (and buried within) the House Agriculture Committee’s discussion draft of the voluminous 2012 Farm Bill. These riders represent significant changes to the Plant Protection Act (PPA), which will create serious risks to farmers, the environment, and public health by forcing the rushed commercialization of genetically engineered crops. They would also eliminate all meaningful review of the effect GMO crops may have on our environment or our health.
This is a new set of riders unrelated to the rider we warned you about in prior weeks. That amendment—in the Agriculture Appropriations Bill—is still alive and also needs to be opposed. More information on that below.