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Midwestern Farmers Needed
We are looking for a few good farmers in the Midwest to stand-up over the growing of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the region’s federal wildlife refuges. The Fish and Wildlife Service claims GE seed is the only seed farmers can obtain.
The lawsuit, brought by the Center for Food Safety (CFS), Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and Beyond Pesticides, has been joined by Cornucopia. Individual farmers are also needed for the legal effort. The potential for trespass of novel genes from GE crops and the growing epidemic of “superweeds” are among the threats posed by the federal wildlife refuge practices.
Any Midwestern organic farmer concerned by this prospect is urged to email or call 608-625-2042 by July 15 to add their personal voice to the lawsuit. Attorneys from CFS will record their concerns and act on their behalf.