Pesticide Action Network-Petition

My friend Honey sent me information on the Pesticide Action Network. Here is the first paragraph of the email:

A suite of “next generation” GE seeds is heading for USDA approval, with the first application sitting on Agricultural Secretary Vilsack’s desk right now. Of the 13 GE seeds in the pipeline, 10 are designed to withstand applications of specific herbicides. These crops — including Dow’s 2,4-D-resistant corn and Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant soybean — are designed to drive up the use of these volatile chemicals.

If you are concerned about the environment and the food you eat, please go to http://action.panna.org/p/dia/action/public/?action.

You can read the rest of the article: Stop the pipeline of new GE seeds! and sign the petition if you agree.

Since most of my recipes emphasize organic ingredients or at least food that has not been sprayed with harmful chemicals, this article will be of interest to you. Thanx, ellensue


 

This is only one of many covers that has been produced in 60 years of being in print.

P.S. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, was released in 1962, amid great controversy. This is the 60th anniversary of that book. Why has it taken so long for us to wake up? I profiled Rachel Carson in  2008. Here’s the link:
http://www.menupause.info/archives/577

2 Responses to “Pesticide Action Network-Petition”

  1. Jaka Says:

    From a medical prfsoosienal point of view I take the elevated leukemia risk from pesticides of all the nice things bugs can spread any day. For example: 7 or 11% leukemia risk over effectively 100% malaria risk? The decision is clear in such a case.Also, am I the only one who thinks manslaughter sounds much worse than murder ? Like some insane butcher carving up people in his basement and then selling them as sausages and steak.

  2. ellen sue spicer Says:

    Good points! thanx, ellensue

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