Posted 10 years ago on May 14, 2013, 3:10 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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I want to share two exciting developments that are proof of the impact that we're having together in protecting our food:
Food & Water Watch is suing the FDA1 for concealing records on arsenic in chicken feed. As the New York Times2 reported this weekend, when factory farms fed a Pfizer-created arsenic drug to chickens, it ended up in the meat of the chicken. Experts say there is no safe level of additional exposure to arsenic, which is linked to several kinds of cancer. We had a huge victory last year to ban the use of arsenic in chicken production in Maryland, and are pushing for a national ban on its use.
Thanks to pressure from over 50,000 of our supporters like you and many others, the USDA is going to delay its decision on approving genetically engineered "Agent Orange" and Dicamba-resistant crops3 that Monsanto and Dow have created until they can do environmental impact statements.
These crops are unnecessary, and we believe they could pose a huge risk to people and the environment by encouraging increased chemical use, so it's great news that the USDA is actually going to investigate before approving the crops for widespread planting.
Unfortunately, yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court also unanimously ruled in favor of Monsanto's bullying of farmers with the patents on their seeds, but we will continue our work to oppose unnecessary and unlabeled genetically engineered foods, and I hope you will, too. Just this morning, Food & Water Watch released a new report4 exposing how U.S. government agencies are doing Monsanto's dirty work by promoting genetically engineered crops in developing countries.
The impact of our work becomes more apparent every day, but we can't do it without you. Can you make a donation to help us continue our work to fight against corporations like Monsanto and Pfizer to help keep your food safe?
I'm so excited to come to work tomorrow and see the impact we'll continue to have together.
Together we will win,
Deputy Organizing Director Food & Water Watch email@example.com
FDA apparent depraved indifference ( again exposed to the light of day )
Example of Democide? ( being a federal institution ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democide