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Help Stop "Roundup Ready" Alfalfa

Roundup Ready alfalfa can contaminate other non-genetically engineered alfalfa seed and hay. They also lead to the creation of herbicide tolerant weeds, weeds that result in increased use of herbicides.

From The Center for Food Safety:

We need your help. As you may know, CFS is once again challenging the USDA’s decision to deregulate genetically engineered, "Roundup Ready" alfalfa. Roundup Ready alfalfa can contaminate other non-genetically engineered alfalfa seed and hay. They also lead to the creation of herbicide tolerant weeds, weeds that result in increased use of herbicides. The spraying of these toxic herbicides further harms U.S. agriculture and the environment. The potential for contamination, increased weed resistance, and the greater use of herbicides on alfalfa can injure our agricultural production, harming farmers, ranchers, organic producers, dairy producers, bee keepers and consumers alike. If you are a farmer, organic producer, dairy rancher, or bee keeper who is concerned about Roundup Ready alfalfa, we are gathering information about these negative impacts and would appreciate hearing from you. Please contact us if you are interested/are able to provide assistance.

Please email office (at) centerforfoodsafety (dot) org as soon as possible if you think you are able to help us. In your response, please tell us:

  • If you are a farmer, organic producer, dairy rancher, or bee keeper
  • Your name, email and phone number.
  • Anything you’d like to include about your concerns regarding Roundup Ready alfalfa.

Please contact Sylvia Wu at swu (at) icta (dot) org or (415) 826-2770.

Thank you for all you do,
The Center for Food Safety


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