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6 New GMO Crops that May Soon Hit Your Dinner Table

Lisa Garber
August 30th, 2012
Updated 11/01/2012 at 11:48 pm
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Remember when the USDA gave Monsanto’s new GMO crops the fast track to approval? Regardless of the numerous accounts of organ damage, pesticide-resistant weeds, and unintentionally mutated organisms like resistant insects, our own government is manipulating the game to let “biotech bullies” like Monsanto get speedier regulatory reviews. Consequently, the environment, livestock, and consumers will be exposed to even greater danger.

As stated in their press release, the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, envisions transforming the USDA “into a high-performing organization that focuses on its customers.” We’d like to think that we, the consumers, are those customers. The likes of Monsanto, Dow, and Syngenta, however, would probably disagree.

Here’s your chance to tell the USDA otherwise. The first two crops on this list have been on the old, slower-track approval process, which allows 60 days for the public to comment. The remaining four are new additions but are on the fast track, meaning we still only have until September 11th of 2012 to have our say before these seeds hit the soil and, maybe, your dinner table.

6 New GMO Crops to Act Against

  • Dow 2,4-D and Glufosinate Tolerant Soybean - Since the US first began using GM crops, our herbicide usage has been boosted by 300 million pounds, despite claims by biotech behemoths that other plants like weeds would not grow resistant to glyphosate – commonly known as RoundUp. And now, we have “superweeds.” Of course, biotech (and seemingly the USDA) doesn’t care, and they plan on adding the 2,4-D herbicide and dicamba (see number 4) to the list. Take action here.
  • Syngenta Corn Rootworm Resistant Corn - Plenty of nations have banned Syngenta’s GM Bt crops—but not the US. This type of corn produces its own pesticides and kills all bugs, good or bad, which also means livestock can get sick from eating it. Research says that 80% of pregnant women have Bt toxins in their blood. Take action here.
  • Okanagan Non-Browning Apple - Conventional apples are covered in pesticides. That’s why we buy organic, but Okanagan has produced the first GM apple. Take action against genetically modified apples right here.
  • Monsanto Dicamba Tolerant Soybean - Take action here.
  • Dow 2,4-D, Dlyphosate and Glufosinate Tolerant Soybean - Take action here.
  • Genective Glyphosate Tolerant Corn

GM foods are bad news for the earth and all of us who live on it. Have your voice heard while you can.

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  • Monty

    The sickies are running the planet.

  • Jana

    I say stop any kind of jacking around with Mother Nature…That is God's busness, not ours! "STOP IT NOW", that is my vote!

  • Joan

    One other point, the GMO corporations Monsanto and Syngenta are also lining the pockets of politicians.

  • Joan

    If this gets the go ahead, I hope someone can keep us aware which crops are GMO, the best way to fight it is to make sure we do not buy it.

    When I lived in England they were taking it all off the grocery shelves, but I do not know what the position is now, I am really outraged by the fact that they are not forced to label it. We have the right to know what we are eating. it has also been found that GMO crops can contaminate organic crops due the wind scattering seed etc!

    I liken this to -nuclear radiation, water contamination etc – the illness is a long time manifesting its-self and the victims have no way of proving the cause! This way the poisoners are off the hook.

  • Emilio

    We, the common people, are powerless in this fascist dictatorship misnamed a democracy. The powers that be have us all where they have wanted us since the FDR administration. They’ve insidiously stripped us of our rights, and those who have travelled by air in recent times will attest to their loss of dignity as they’re groped and prodded like cattle during their “inspections.” We have been forced into eating and drinking concoctions that have not being thoroughly tested. Our telephone conversations and electronic message have been garnered for “analysis” in the phoney guise of National Security. The country is being run to suit the desires of the very few extremely rich plutocrats who shamelessly acquire the tools of power by bribing the equally shameless sobs we’ve elected to “serve”. They are serving alright, but it’s not us whose votes they’ve used to get the upper hand on us.

    • gloria

      You are exactly right! But we can't think negatively and believe we are powerless. We MUST think postively and fight back because there is strength in numbers and everyone must educate themselves and not hide our heads in the sand and just let them have they're way.

  • Michele Grace

    As they say "follow the money"!.

  • John C.

    ;-) We have the right to know what is in our food, and We WILL VOTE WITH OUR POCKETBOOK the NWO is NOT going to win. We Must All Defend Our Freedom :-) 9/01/12

  • John C.

    :-) Listen Monsanto,, Your own People won't eat The crap you make,, OK! The American People Do Not Want any of your damn GMO crap in our food, Do You Understand? 9/01/12

  • Roselene Haines

    Please. No more GE foods. You are killing us, and ruining our environment now.

  • Hugh Lehman

    Did Tom Vilsack really say or imply that Dow, Monsanto and Syngenta are customers of the U.S.D.A.? Perhaps he was thinking that the U.S.D.A. is the servant of those corporations?

    • Anonymous

      Yep! I'm afraid you may be right on both counts!

  • Julia

    Horrible, shame on the USDA for speeding these through.