What do genetically engineered crops have to do with spending bills?
A lot, it turns out, thanks to the Monsanto rider. The U.S. Senate is currently voting on amendments to a continuing resolution spending bill with a dangerous Monsanto rider that would allow industry to continue growing genetically engineered food that may not be safe. We need your help immediately to stop this rider.
The Monsanto rider would strip federal courts of their authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous genetically engineered crop. It would compel the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow continued planting of that same crop upon request.
Luckily, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) has introduced an amendment that would block the Monsanto rider and close this backdoor approval for genetically engineered crops.
We at EWG are doing everything we can to stop the Monsanto rider, but we need our 1 million supporters - you! - to take action right now. The Senate could vote on the Tester amendment as soon as today. Your senators need to hear from you today that you want the Monsanto rider blocked, before it's too late!
Click here to email your senators to ask them to support the Tester amendment that would block the Monsanto rider. Make your voice heard before the vote!
http://action.ewg.org/p/dia/action3/com ... paign=food
Thank you for taking action! With your rapid response, we can stop the Monsanto rider.
President, Environmental Working Group