Genetic engineering

December 9, 2013 — Letter to Obama about mandatory GE labeling
Letter to President Obama asking him to follow through on campaign promise to enact mandatory labeling of GE foods.

April 26, 2013 — Comments to FDA opposing GE salmon
Letter to the Food and Drug Administration opposing the agency's recommendation to approve genetically engineered salmon.

September 13, 2012 — Opposing Farm Bill biotech riders
Joined businesses and organizations in opposing buried provisions that would create backdoor approvals for the controversial 2,4-D corn and other GE crops

June 19, 2012 — 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.

April 28, 2012 — Opposing GE 2,4-D corn
Sign-on letter to USDA opposing the deregulation of Dow's genetically engineered, 2,4-D resistant corn.

February 9, 2012 — Labeling GE foods
A sign-on letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg about labeling GE foods

December 19, 2011 — Virus in AquaBounty GE salmon
A letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg about the virus Infectious Salmon Anaemia in AquaBounty's genetically engineered salmon

February 10, 2011 — Endorsing legislation to ban GE fish
Sign-on letter urging support for legislation to ban GE fish and require mandatory labeling

April 20, 2010 — Supporting Codex 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.

March 3, 2010 — Flaws in the USDA's draft EIS on GE alfalfa
Letter to the USDA detailing the flawed assumptions, judgments and conclusions of its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

March 20, 2009 — Deficiencies in regulating genetically modified crops
Sign-on letter to USDA, urging revisions to proposed Bush administration rules on GMOs, to safeguard farmers and environmental interests and to maximize transparency and public participation.

November 24, 2008 — Proposed changes in regulations for GM crops
Public comments submitted to USDA re: proposed changes in regulations for GM crops, including food crops engineered to express experimental pharmaceuticals and industrial compounds.

November 13, 2008 — Regulation of genetically modified animals
Comments submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during public comment period on regulation of genetically modified animals.

October 31, 2008 — Deregulation of GM papaya trees on the U.S. mainland
Letter to the USDA to oppose the deregulation of genetically modified (GM) papaya trees on the U.S. mainland.

January 22, 2008 — Pharmaceutical and industrial chemical production using GM food crops
Petition to the USDA to prohibit pharmaceutical and industrial chemical production using genetically modified food crops grown outdoors.

March 6, 2007 — Proposed planting of GM safflower in Washington state
Letter of comment re: the USDA's pending consideration to allow experimental, genetically engineered safflower to produce pharmaceutical compounds on 1,000 acres in Washington state. Co-signed by more than 25 organizations.

July 12, 2006 — Reject deregulation of a genetically engineered plum
To USDA, APHIS, Regulatory Analysis and Development, urging the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to reject deregulation of a genetically engineered plum that would allow commercial planting for the food supply.

March 2, 2006 — Urging to prohibit tax incentives for "pharma" crops
To Washington state legislators on the Senate Rules Committee, and Senate Ways and Means Committee urging an amendment to SHB 2640 to prohibit tax incentives for "pharma" crops engineered to produce experimental, untested drugs and chemicals in common food crops.

April 19, 2005 — Asking $2.6 mil in new funding for WSU's BioAg program
To Washington State legislators asking support for $2.6 million in new funding for WSU's BioAg program.

February 18, 2004 — Genetically-engineered wheat
Sign-on to petition asking the USDA to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement on an application by Montsanto to release GE wheat. Includes addendum and associated documents.

August 20, 2003 — Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act
Thank you to Rep. Jay Inslee, co-sponsoring the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act, H.R. 2916.

May 9, 2003 — Proposed rules to regulate biopharms
To USDA, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, re: Docket # 03-031-1, proposed rules to regulate genetically engineered crops containing pharmaceutical drugs and industrial chemicals (biopharms).

August 22, 2000 — Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act
Thank you to Rep. Jack Metcalf, for co-sponsor of HR #3377, the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act.

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