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1. The Plastic Albatross is a community-focused campaign that provides helpful information about toxins in PLASTICS and other household products, and how these substances affect our health and environment.

2. We encourage local families, businesses, and organizations to limit their exposure to and consumption of plastic and commonly used toxic chemicals to work toward a toxin-free future!


Toxics Policy: USDA to Approve GE Alfalfa

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Save Alfalfa

Save Alfalfa

The USDA is taking steps to approve Monsanto’s genetically engineered alfalfa, stating that not enough consumers care about organic foods for the USDA to block the approval.

Roundup Ready Alfalfa can contaminate organic alfalfa through the natural pollination process and further decrease organic farmers’ feed options.

Studies have shown that genetically modified pollen can contaminate fields up to nearly two miles away. Since other feed supplies, like corn and soy, have already been contaminated by the genetically modified trait, alfalfa has become a primary food source for organically-raised animals.

Tell the USDA you DO care about the safety of your food, your health, and your environment. Open comment period on the environmental impact statement of nonregulated status for Roundup Ready alfalfa ends February 16, 2010.