The UUA has long been concerned about the consequences of the systems of agriculture in use today, as reflected by our Ethical Eating Statement of Conscience. Additionally, UUA member congregations have a history of activism with corporations that engage in biotechnology, and we see this as an extension of those grass-roots efforts.  The UUA, in coalition with a group of concerned investors, and informed by our Ethical Eating Statement of Conscience, has signed a letter urging the FDA, EPA, and USDA to develop and institute strong, mandatory federal regulations of the products of biotechnology.