Save Monarch Butterflies From Monsanto!
- by: Sierra Club
- recipient: EPA, Department of Agriculture, and President Obama
Monarch butterflies are dying off... and scientists now believe Monsanto is to blame.
Monsanto makes big profits off convincing farmers to douse their fields with a pesticide called Roundup. Then they make even more cash when the farmers have to buy GMO seeds resistant to Roundup's poison — seeds only Monsanto makes.
The problem is, the pesticide destroys plants like milkweed, the only food monarch butterfly larvae can eat. Milkweed is now gone from at least 100 million acres of crops. And monarch butterfly populations are crashing.
If we want to protect monarch butterflies, we need to get the government to step in. Send your message to the Obama administration right now -- and help us save monarch butterflies from Monsanto!
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Dear EPA, Department of Agriculture, and President Obama,
The Monarch butterfly population in North America has been shrinking at an alarming rate because a significant portion of their breeding habitat is being destroyed by herbicides used on genetically engineered (GE) crops. Milkweeds are critical to the Monarch's survival because they are the only plants Monarch larvae will eat, but they are being decimated by the rampant use of Roundup (glyphosate) used in conjunction with Monsanto's Roundup Ready (TM) GE crops.
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To protect Monarchs, we must protect their critical habitat. I urge President Obama to direct the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture to protect Monarch butterflies by stopping the approval of Monsanto's Roundup Ready (TM) and other glyphosate-resistant and pesticide-promoting genetically engineered crops.