USDA BACKS DOWN ON GENETIC ENGINEERING UNDER THE "ORGANIC" LABEL
Overwhelmed by 150,000 outraged responses to the USDA's Proposed Rule on Organic Standards, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman has decided that the "organic" label should NOT include genetically engineered substances, irradiated foods, and crops grown using sewage sludge, according to a May 1 report in the Washington Post. His decision will be formalized and announced soon.
The outpouring of letters from concerned citizens vastly exceeded any previous public reponse to a USDA proposed rule. Last week, many members of Congress threw their weight behind the opposition.
This reversal of USDA policy represents a major victory for our health and for our environment (see Special Supplement on Genetic Engineering at http://www.natural-law.org). We send our deepest thanks to all Natural Law Party supporters who wrote to the USDA and thus helped safeguard our world's food supply.
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Lets keep this momentum building! Please sign the Consumer Right to Know Million-Signature
Petition demanding mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods (see http://www.lisco.com/mothers).
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