Dear Green American ,
Thank you to everyone for calling your legislators about the sneaky biotech rider. Unfortunately, both the Senate and the House passed the bill that it was slipped into, so now it is up to President Obama to either sign it or veto it. Let's make sure he hears that we want him to veto it!
In this legislation, biotech companies (think Monsanto) have snuck in a provision that strips the rights of federal courts to halt the sale and planting of genetically engineered crops, even if they haven't been proven safe for human consumption. This will allow even more GM crops to enter and contaminate our food supply. We must stop them. The only chance we have now is for President Obama to veto the entire bill the provision was slipped into. Please join us in taking action in the following ways:
- If you live in the Washington, DC area, join GMO Inside and Food Democracy Now! in front of the White House tomorrow - Wednesday, March 27th - at noon to deliver over 200,000 comments to the president. If you want to get in touch or find us, contact us.
- In addition, please call President Obama at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414 and tell him to veto HR 933 because of the inclusion of the biotech rider, Section 735.
You can read more about this legislation on our blog.
Elizabeth and Shireen
On behalf of GMO Inside
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