Stop Monsanto GMO Alfalfa

SUBHEAD: Organic beef and dairy products are threatened by the introduction of GMO alfalfa to livestock feed. By Staff on 2 February 2011 for Care2 Petition Site - ( Image above: Cube of alfalfa hay. From ( Just last week, the USDA announced that it is completely deregulating genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa. This decision could spell disaster for organics and the quality of our food supply. Take action to defend organics we must not let GMO alfalfa become dominant. Alfalfa has been used by farmers as livestock feed for decades because of its high protein and low fiber content. But lobbyists for Monsanto -- a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation and the world's leading producer of the herbicide glyphosate, or "Roundup" -- have succeeded in pushing the USDA to deregulate GE alfalfa. If GE crops spread, the word "organic" will be virtually meaningless, affecting crops, the cattle who eat the alfalfa, and consumers who eat both. Let's protect organic agriculture. Take action to defend organics -- and stand up against Monsanto by signing the petition through the link below. And after you've signed the petition, please help us spread the word! You can send an email to your friends, post it to Facebook or tweet it out! Thanks for taking action. See also: Ea O Ka Aina: Obama GMO Pressure on Vilsack 1/31/11 .

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