Using science to address agricultural issues is vital. But due to the money and power of large companies with vested interests, the studies that are conducted on agricultural technologies, from GMOs to pesticides, are often deeply flawed. Scientists who want to conduct impartial studies are often blocked by a lack of funding, or outright attacked if their study results contradict the industry’s position.
The Texas House of Representatives is considering a resolution, HR 1508, that opposes any regulation of GMOs, pesticides, or other “modern agricultural technologies” except when based on “sound science.” The premise of the resolution is that these technologies are the key to an abundant, safe food supply — a premise that is contradicted by multiple studies and reports. The full text of the resolution is below.
We need support for independent, objective studies on these issues — not a blind vote of confidence in the industry.
HR 1508 will be voted on by the Texas House on MONDAY, May 18 (the originally scheduled vote was delayed)
Call or email your State Representative to urge him or her to vote NO on HR 1508.…