The USDA is gambling with your health and the environment!

The fact is, it may not be long before someone actually discovers pharmaceutical drugs in their cereal.

Shrouded in secrecy, biotech companies are genetically engineering crops to produce pharmaceutical drugs in numerous undisclosed test plots around the country.

And yet, the possible health and environmental risks of these pharm crops remain very poorly understood.

Even so, pharm crops soon may be approved for commercial use and grown on a widespread basis.

So far, there have been no peer reviewed scientific studies published on the safety of pharm crops. No one can say for sure what will happen if pharm crops intermingle with our food supply.

Among the many potential environmental hazards, nobody knows what impact pharm crops will have on birds and animals that consume them in open fields.

Contamination of the food supply would appear to be inevitable if pharm crops are grown commerically.

Scientists and ecologists have established that corn pollen can drift for miles. If the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture allows these crops to be commercially planted, it is practically inevitable that pharmaceutical drugs will end up in the human food supply.

Where's the government oversight?

The USDA has earned a reputation for being quite lax in its oversight of genetically engineered crops. But what the agency is proposing for pharm crops is unbelievable.

The USDA has issued proposed rules that would allow corn engineered to contain pharmaceutical drugs to be grown as little as one mile away from regular corn grown for human consumption.

Even grocery industry trade organizations have told the USDA and the biotech industry that they do not want pharmaceutical drugs to be grown in ANY food crops.

The Information section of this web site contains reports, articles and links that will educate you about the issue of PharmCrops.

The Action section on this web sites provides the means for you to send letters and e-mails to your members of Congress and the Secretary of Agriculture over this important issue.

For more information on all aspects of the issues surrounding genetically engineered foods, please visit The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods's main web site at: