Senator Mikulski (D-MD) tacked on a little addition to the Ag bill, which opens the way for industrial GM seed producers & growers to continue to sell and plant seed that were found to be illegally approved by the USDA as well as GM seed that hasn’t even been approved for use.
According to The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the bill “includes a legislative rider benefiting the biotech industry and undermining judicial review of biotech crops. Essentially, the rider would permit USDA to allow for the continued planting of genetically engineered crops that a court has halted.” http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/senate-appropriations-bill/
The voting is happening this week, so please contact your Senator ASAP & tell them you oppose this rider and urge them to support amendment #74 (The Tester Amendment) to strike the rider from the bill.
Or, even better, after you add your voice at Food Democracy Now, give your Senators a call and let them actually HEAR you voice. Find the contact information for your Senators here: http://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup