The current Whitehouse has entered into an agreement with the biotech industry, which will remove barriers that prevent the spread of genetically engineered plants. The goal is to boost exports, but at what cost?
Until now, wildlife refuges were protected from GMO crops, but there is now pressure for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service to abandon it's policy of no GMOs in these protected areas.
Thankfully, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) are suing the State Department to force the release of documents detailing the White House biotech partnership.
“With all the environmental challenges facing this country, why is the White House priority putting wildlife refuges under the thumb of Monsanto?” asked PEER Staff Counsel Kathryn Douglass, who filed today’s Freedom of Information Act suits.