Seed Digest (November 13 – 26, 2010)

Thankful for Cold-Weather Crops? It All Starts with the Seed The Capital Press reports on OSA’s breeding work: It all starts with the seed, Navazio said. “The right seed comes from good varieties for the region, whether it’s cover crops, grains or vegetables.”

USDA to Allow GE Sugar Beet Plantings: Comment Today! Comment period ends December 6, 2010 View talking points and sample letters for organic farmers and consumers here.

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Most Americans Unsure of GE Food and Want Labeling Most Americans are wary about genetically engineered food, according to a survey conducted by National Public Radio.

USDA Tried to Hide GE Bentgrass Contamination The Capital Press reports that USDA didn’t disclose the spread of Roundup Ready bentgrass from a test plot in western Idaho to irrigation ditches in eastern Oregon. Weed scientist Carol Mallory-Smith from Oregon State University “decided to act on her own” by alerting  the department of agriculture, Scott’s Company, and plaintiffs in the Roundup Ready sugar beet lawsuit.

OSA IN THE NEWS

Capital Press (November 24, 2010)

New West (November 23, 2010)

Capital Press (November 18, 2010)

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