Dear Green American,
Did you eat wheat today? If you didn’t, you know someone who did. In fact, most of the world’s population consumed wheat today.
Wheat is responsible for 1/5th of the world’s calories and has been a staple crop for over 8,000 years. And now wheat is at risk.
Take action to stop GE wheat!
Almost a decade ago Monsanto attempted to release a genetically engineered (GE) variety of herbicide-resistant wheat, like the corn and soy that has taken over our food system. But wheat growers and consumers wouldn’t have it and fought hard to protect the integrity of one of the world’s most precious grains.
However, Monsanto and other major biotechnology companies are once again in the process of developing GE wheat—this time with the support of wheat growers and sellers. Wheat growers are being told GE wheat is the golden ticket to greater yields and increased revenue. But this just isn’t the case.
It's time to tell wheat growers and sellers that GE wheat isn’t the answer!
The introduction of GE wheat puts the entire US wheat supply at risk for contamination. As a result, many of the top overseas purchasers of US wheat will halt US imports, threatening the economic viability of the US breadbasket.
GE wheat will also have significant negative environmental impacts, resulting in an increased use of pesticides and fertilizers. As we have seen with other herbicide-resistant crop systems, the long-term risks to people and planet are huge.
The introduction of GE wheat puts the health of the environment and people at risk.
Tell wheat growers and sellers that you don’t want GE wheat!
We need your help to oppose the introduction of GE wheat! It is time to support a system of agriculture that restores soil health, protects the environment, and maintains the integrity of US wheat.
Thanks for helping build a more sustainable food system!
Food Campaigns Coordinator
P.S. GMO Inside is a campaign of the nonprofit Green America. We need your support to continue our work to protect our food, our planet, and our health.
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