09 Jun '12, 4pm

Take Action: USDA To Let Monsanto Decide Whether GMOs Pose Environmental Risks #green

Take Action: USDA To Let Monsanto Decide Whether GMOs Pose Environmental Risks #green

For years, biotech agriculture opponents have accused regulators of working too closely with big biotech firms when deregulating genetically engineered (GE) crops. Now, their worst fears could be coming true: under a new two-year pilot program at the USDA, regulators are training the world’s biggest biotech firms, including Monsanto, BASF and Syngenta, to conduct environmental reviews of their own transgenic seed products as part of the government’s deregulation process. Documents obtained by Truthout under a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request reveal that biotech companies, lawmakers and industry groups have put mounting pressure on the USDA in recent years to speed up the petition process, limit environmental impact assessments and approve more GE crops.

Full article: http://thegoodhuman.com/2011/12/21/usda-monsanto-gmo/

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