We urge everyone to contact their senators today to urge them to oppose the biotech rider, otherwise known as the “Monsanto rider,” from the Senate Continuing Resolution (CR) spending bill released yesterday. With a vote on the CR bill expected Thursday, the bill, if passed with the biotech rider (Sec. 735) intact, would block federal courts’ authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous GE crop and compel USDA to allow planting of that crop.
Senators need to hear from you now—demand that they use their votes to oppose the Monsanto rider and to support any amendment that would strike the rider. Visit this page to find contact information for your Senators and for more information on the biotech rider, see this page from the Center for Food Safety.