Organic Consumers Association

Tell the USDA: No ‘Coexistence’ with Monsanto!

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to know what you think. The agency is seeking public comments (deadline extended to March 4, 2014)  on what it can do to “promote the broad adoption of local, voluntary solutions aimed at facilitating coexistence” between genetically modified crops and organic/non-GMO crops. 

We’ve got an easy answer for them and we’ve said it all before: Voluntary solutions? No! Coexistence with Monsanto? Hell no!

Please sign the petition and ad
d your own message before the comment period closes on March 4.

It should be a crime for seed companies like Monsanto to release genetically engineered crops into the environment, knowing that they will inevitably contaminate organic/non-GMO crops. Prevention of contamination should be the seed companies’ responsibility. And it should be mandatory.  There are no “voluntary solutions” to the fact that genetically engineered crops will eventually destroy organic/non-GMO crops. 

But there are two mandatory rules that work very well to prevent genetic contamination: GMO labels and GMO-free zones. 

More than 60 countries have mandatory GMO labels that let consumers opt out of Monsanto’s involuntary human feeding trials. More than 40 countries, (including the U.S.) have regions, some countrywide and some local, that are GMO-free zones that let farmers protect themselves from contamination.

The USDA needs to tell the truth. There is no such thing as “coexistence.” As long as GMOs aren’t safety-tested, aren’t regulated and aren’t labeled, we face, in the words of a federal judge’s warning to the USDA, the “potential elimination of a farmer’s choice to grow non-genetically engineered crops, or a consumer’s choice to eat non-genetically engineered food.”

Please sign the petition and add your own comment before March 4.

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Number Date Name Location Comments (Optional)
26994 1 month ago Ellen Wasfi Dover, DE
26993 1 month ago K. Arnone Broklyn, NY
26992 1 month ago K. Arnone Broklyn, NY
26991 1 month ago Bernadette Webster Whitethorn, CA
26990 3 months ago Brian Pike Cypress, TX
26989 3 months ago K. Arnone Broklyn, NY
26988 3 months ago Laura Borst Houston, TX
26987 4 months ago Olga Troyan Taraz, ot
26986 4 months ago Sian Lewis ot
26985 5 months ago Jim Head Oak Park, MI
26984 5 months ago Lauren Gedlinske Saint Paul, MN
26983 5 months ago Maria Vicareo Indian Trail, NC
26982 6 months ago sandra alexander Saltillo, NJ
26981 6 months ago G Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO
26980 6 months ago Anonymous Denver, CO Stop crop contamination. Coexistence with Monsanto's GMO will cause contamination of heirloom seeds and crops. At this time Monsanto can sue farmers whose crops are contaminated. It is unfair tha...
26979 6 months ago Ivan Snajdar Crikvenica, ot
26978 6 months ago Ivan Snajdar Crikvenica, ot
26977 7 months ago Ngachi Li Hong Kong, ot
26976 7 months ago E Matos Cocoa, FL, FL
26975 7 months ago Nancy Parker Oceanside, CA
26974 7 months ago Yolanda Harned austin, TX
26973 7 months ago Jane Hubbard columbus, OH GMOs are not healthy for living things and we want them out of our food and environment and we want no co-existance among agencies and people poisoning us
26972 7 months ago Beth Stollar Wellsburg, WV Please stop the poisoning of our food
26971 7 months ago John Mast Encinitas, CA
26970 7 months ago Janeen Earwood Albany, KY
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