USDA must conduct an EIS on GE wheat

PCC Natural Markets signed on to a legal petition asking for a thorough analysis and review of the social, economic, and environmental impact of genetically engineered wheat. The petition was filed February 18, 2004.

The petition argues that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is legally obligated to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement on an application by Monsanto to release GE wheat.

Read these documents obtained from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

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Farm Bill amendment for GE labeling

Joined businesses and organizations in supporting an amendment to the farm bill that clarifies states' right to require labeling of GE foods.

Support Codex Alimentarius guidance on GE labeling

Sign-on letter to the USDA and FDA, urging support for Codex policy allowing countries to have different GE labeling policies.

Rulemaking for national GE labeling

We respond to USDA questions for stakeholders on what we want to see in GE labeling.