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Remember to call Congress this week about GE alfalfa!

As we wrote a couple weeks ago, GE alfalfa is already impacting organic seed producers. We’re fortunate that some members of Congress are taking note of the organic community’s concerns, including Senator Leahy (VT) and Representative DeFazio (OR), who are … Continue reading

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OSA asks DOJ-USDA to Take Hard Look at Monsanto’s Comments on Seed Concentration

OSA submitted public comments today to the Departments of Justice and Agriculture that serve as a rebuttal to comments provided by Monsanto. Thirty-eight leading food and seed companies along with nonprofits and farm associations signed on to the comments. View … Continue reading

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OSA researchers and farmers work on identification of superior cover crop varieties for organic seed production

From the Organic Farming Research Foundation web site Organic Farming Research Foundation web site: Project Highlights Identification of superior cover crop varieties for organic seed production in the Maritime Northwest OFRF project funding awarded in fall 2009. Investigator: John Navazio, Organic Seed … Continue reading

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Roundup Ready alfalfa already impacting organic growers

You’ll hear the biotechnology industry say that Roundup Ready alfalfa will not impact organic markets and that export countries have already approved the GE variety for import. The reality on the ground is quite different, as the story below highlights. … Continue reading

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Do Your Senators/Representatives Support the Ban on GE Alfalfa?

Roundup Ready alfalfa is receiving a ton of attention lately (especially the Supreme Court case we discussed last month) and members of Congress are taking note of the organic community’s concerns. Senator Leahy and Representative DeFazio are circulating a Congressional … Continue reading

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