Congresswoman Greene (GA-11) announced today that she is introducing the Green-Away Act, a bill to end the use of genetically engineered crops, and restore the full protection of the Constitution.
The legislation will restore the rights of farmers to self-sufficiency, provide consumers with more choice, and provide farmers with a viable pathway to food security.
The bill also calls for an end to all use of pesticides, herbicides, herbicide-tolerant seeds, and the use and spread of GMOs, herbicidal seed treatments, and other biotechnology technology that are responsible for the rapid and devastating spread of GE crops and agrochemicals.
The law would require the USDA to provide a full disclosure to Congress of the use, sale, and distribution of GMOs and herbicides.
The Act would also require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to report to Congress on the impact of the GE crops, herbivores, and herbicide treatments.
In response to the bill’s introduction, the National Farmers Union released the following statement: Congress must act to end a century of mismanagement, over-regulation, and corporate profits that has led to the rapid spread of genetically modified crops and other agricultural products, and to restore the Constitutional protections that were lost due to the unchecked and illegal exploitation of our natural resources and our natural environment.
Green, a pioneer of the movement for a more sustainable food system, said, “The Green-Aid Act will help the American farmer to regain control of his food supply and to get it to his customers.
This is the first step to creating a safe, healthy food supply for all, and we cannot allow this to happen again.”###Congresswoman Green has been a champion for farmers, ranchers, and all those who work to support the environment.
She is a member of the House of Representatives from Georgia, where she serves on the House Agriculture Committee.
She has been on the Congressional Record for more than 40 years and has been the longest-serving member of Congress in history.
She served as a member in the House from 2003 to 2005, representing Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
Rep. Green is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal for her leadership in combating global poverty.
She was a founding member of The Green Alliance, a coalition of 350.org, MoveOn.org and others working on climate change.
In addition to serving on the Congresswoman’s Farm Bureau Task Force, she is a Fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Chair of the Board of the International Center for Food Security.
In 2018, she was named a Green Alliance Champion of the Year, which recognizes organizations that are working to support and advance a more prosperous, sustainable food supply.
In the past, she has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Congressional Medals of Honor and other honors.
The Green-Agriculture Act was introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-33), a member and former Green Caucus member from California.
The act is sponsored by Reps.
Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and Ted Lieu (D-CA).
Rep. Lee’s legislation is modeled after the bipartisan Farm Bill of 1996, which included a bipartisan farm bill that included provisions to protect American farmers from the introduction of GE foods and products.
The bipartisan farm legislation included provisions protecting the right to plant, harvest, and sell genetically engineered food.
The Farm Bill also included provisions that made sure that farmers and ranchers had access to the information needed to make informed decisions about where and how to grow food, how much to plant and where to sell food.
Congresswoman Lee is a strong advocate for our farmers, her husband, Jim, and for all those in our country who rely on our land and natural resources for livelihoods.
She believes that Congress must stand up to the corporations who have stolen our land, and that it is our responsibility to stand up for the American people, not corporations.