Call your Congressional representatives today! Tell them to contact USDA Secretary Vilsack and ask him to deny approval of GE Alfalfa!

Monsanto wants to sell its genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa and wants the USDA to approve its permit application, but consumers, farmers, dairies, and food companies don’t want GE alfalfa plants and seeds released into the environment.

USDA’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) admits that if GE alfalfa is approved:

  • GE Contamination of non-GE and organic alfalfa crops will occur
  • GE contamination will economically impact small and family farmers
  • Foreign export markets will be at risk due to rejection of GE contaminated products
  • Farmers will be forced to use more toxic herbicides to remove old stands of alfalfa

Yet, unbelievably, USDA has decided that these impacts are insignificant! And, USDA intends to approve Monsanto’s Roundup Ready’„¢ GE alfalfa anyway.

Call your Congressional Representatives today and ask them to hold USDA accountable by contacting Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack!