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Friday, January 28, 2011

USDA will allow widespread planting of GMO Alfalfa

WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department is allowing widespread planting of genetically modified alfalfa, attempting to bring to a close a lengthy legal and regulatory process in which organic producers attempted to curtail the use of the modified crop.

The decision announced Thursday is a blow to the organic foods industry, which complains that modified seeds can contaminate their organic crops through pollination, bringing genetically modified foods into their fields
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Read entire article at CBS News>>>USDA will Allow Planting of Modified Alfalfa.

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After months of pretending to review public feedback on the issue of GE alfalfa, the USDA has announced a surprise lifting of all restrictions on the genetically engineered crop, effectively allowing anyone to plant GE alfalfa anywhere, without any restriction. This is the USDA's surrender to Monsanto, and it signifies the beginning of a new era of widespread genetic pollution of North America's crops and ranch animals (which eat those crops).

Even though the USDA recently admitted in itsFinal Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)that GE alfalfa may pose a risk to both organic farmers and conventional farmers (http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/...), the agency suddenly and without scientific justification decided to remove all restriction sand allow Monsanto to regulate itself!


Read entire article at Natural News>>> USDA Deregulates GE Alfalfa

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I am going to have to have a serious talk with our hay farmer. Those that buy organic, you beef products are about to sky rocket in price. We will have to pay extra to insure no GMO is in our cattle feed.

Just gleaned this from Never Done Farm

The first GM food crop containing human genes is set to be approved for commercial production.

The laboratory-created rice produces some of the human proteins found in breast milk and saliva.

Its U.S. developers say they could be used to treat children with diarrhoea, a major killer in the Third World.



Read entire article at Mail Online>>> The Rice with Human genes

6 comments:

Kelle said...

It almost seems hopeless, doesn't it? We have friends who are certified Organic on their hay and grain crops, well I should say that is until 3 yrs ago when a neighbor, just across the way from their property( plenty close enough for contamination) planted seed GMO alfalfa. Under the guideline criteria from Monsanto, they were supposed to by law notify all neighbors before planting. Well, guess what they didn't notify anyone and now the neighbors are sueing them and I can't say I blame them. Our friends lost all of his alfalfa crops( due to cross pollination and now has to deal with this contamination for years to come.

FancyHorse said...

That is just wrong!

Jane said...

monsanto,is a disgrace, but as usual we the people,have no say in what goes on.Blessings jane, I am following your blog, you are welcome to follow mine as well

fullfreezer said...

Dang. I was going to type something more explicit but it wouldn't be appropriate. I guess all those signatures on petitions and phone calls were for nothing. sigh.....
Judy

kath said...

Wow. It's ironic how the government is pushing "green" technology and then allowing GMO seeds to be planted. I hope this fight isn't over.
As for human genes in food - kinda gives a whole new meaning to the term "couch potato" doesn't it?

Phelan said...

ok Kath, you just made me spit me coffee out :D. Now I don't think I want to eat potato chips! lol!

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