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.

1-25 of 26935 signatures
Number Date Name Location Comments (Optional)
26935 8 hours ago Alexis de Falla San Luis Obispo, CA
26934 14 hours ago Anya Tarasova GA
26933 1 day ago Mary Hardziej Pleasant Ridge, MI
26932 1 day ago Yana Loif
26931 3 days ago Jaron Rauscher FL Monsanto is a company of evil, we should have the freedom to be able to grow organic and healthy foods away from Monsanto's genetically modified foods. These are not natural, untested, and unlabled....
26930 3 days ago Maryann Miller Buford, GA
26929 4 days ago michelle arlotta milford, NJ
26928 4 days ago Heather Regan-Suckow Dimondale, MI I thought you were suppose to protect us and our food, please buck up and do your job and protect the future of our food....oh by the way, it's the food YOU are eating too!!!
26927 4 days ago Michael La Londe Mikado, MI Monsanto must go! Just because they are able to produce what they want to pass off as food in large quantities, does not make it right. I is poison and nothing more and we need to stop it, The if Fr...
26926 4 days ago jeff dennis Yountville , CA Why as a people in the most powerful country on the planet are we dead set on killing our own for profit? Do the right thing for the people and not your pockets... ENOUGH...
26925 5 days ago Barbara Chan Edmonton, AB
26924 6 days ago Linda Bergh Downers Grove, IL
26923 6 days ago a.d. moore Austin, TX With all the cross contamination, there is NO COEXISTENCE!
26922 6 days ago Elizabeth Patten Chichester, NH
26921 6 days ago fran guterl Slippery Rock, PA
26920 1 week ago Linda Lane Waltham, MA
26919 1 week ago Anonymous Lindenhurst, NY Stop selling yourselves!
26918 1 week ago Elaine Fredrick New Brighton, MN
26917 1 week ago gloria watson Jacksonville, FL
26916 1 week ago John Lucas Allentown, PA
26915 1 week ago Joleen Santos Allentown, PA
26914 1 week ago Anton Nemeth Diamond Springx, CA The kind of "cooperation" proposed by Monsanto is similar to the "cooperation and "coexistence" we proposed to the Native Americans. There are precious few left, and all the evidence show that there...
26913 1 week ago Anonymous tpa, FL
26912 1 week ago Elaine Swavely Reading, PA
26911 1 week ago James Miles Clovis, NM
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