CT Senate Leader Proposes to BAN 1st Perennial GMO Kentucky Bluegrass

Connecticut may lead the nation and pass the first ever ban on newly proposed perennial GMO grass.  “This is nothing less than an arms race of toxic chemicals aimed directly at the health of our people and the health of our environment,” Senate President Donald Williams said at a Friday press conference in Hartford. “Once you start going down this road of relying more and more on toxic herbicides, you’re guaranteed to have to use stronger and stronger poisons as time goes on.”
This bluegrass, which escaped USDA regulation recently due to a loophole, is
currently being  in planted in Scotts’ employees’ backyards  and is genetically engineered to
withstand dousings of Roundup and other toxic herbicides in the future. The GMO grass seed
could be rolled out nationally. For CT residents, the Environment Committee is
meeting Monday and it’s important to contact your legislators and Senate
Leader Don Williams to express support for CT showing national leadership by
legislative action banning the GMO bluegrass from the state.  Organic produce and
grass-fed beef could be contaminated by this GMO perennial plant development.
To learn more:  http://gmofreect.org/?p=803
Can Scotts be trusted? Find out more about Scotts $12.5 million fine for violating pesticide law: http://1.usa.gov/1lpeQuW
More superweeds and pesticide contamination expected if Scotts GMO bluegrass is grown in the US!  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23608.cfm

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