The Senate has included some very harmful amendments for our food and farmers in the budget they are considering for 2013. Specifically, these amendments would limit the oversight of controversial genetically engineered crops and prevent enforcement of contract fairness provisions for family farmers.The need to keep the government running is not an excuse to undermine consumer and farmer protections.Use the form below to sign the petition to protect our food and farmers. If you have a U.S. Senator, your message will be sent directly, urging them to remove these bad provisions from the Budget!
Stop the Monsanto Rider and Protect Food Safety in the Budget!
Hiding provisions in the budget that limit oversight of controversial genetically engineered crops and prevent enforcement of contract fairness provisions for family farmers in a continuing resolution is unacceptable.
As the Senate considers the continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year 2013, I urge you to:--Remove the provision from the Department of Agriculture's budget that would limit judicial review of genetically engineered crops.--Remove the provision from the Department of Agriculture's budget that rolls back the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration's enforcement of contract fairness rules under the Packers and Stockyards Act.-Provide sufficient funds to keep USDA meat, poultry and egg inspectors on the job to protect the food supply and consumers.
The need to keep the government running is not an excuse to undermine consumer and farmer protections.
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