Author Archives: Kristina Hubbard

Help Us Advocate for Stronger GMO Regulations

The USDA announced in March that it was ditching a 2008 proposal that would have updated its regulations for genetically engineered (GE) crops. Following the announcement, the department initiated a new public comment period that we hope will lead to new and … Continue reading

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The Future of Biotechnology Regulations Begins with You

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting a series of webinars to collect feedback on specific questions (see below) to inform how products of agricultural biotechnology – i.e., genetically modified organisms (GMOs) … Continue reading

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Deadline for ‘Coexistence’ Comments: MONDAY (May 11)

  Why should those at risk of GMO contamination shoulder the burden of prevention, testing, and losses alone? The USDA is accepting public comments following an invitation-only workshop on “coexistence.” We watched the event from afar and were disappointed by … Continue reading

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New Organic Carrot Gallery Helps Farmers, Researchers

The Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) project launched an online tool this month to help farmers find new and existing varieties — and varieties in the works — of carrots, especially carrots of novel colors. The new gallery is the … Continue reading

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UPDATED: USDA Extends ‘Coexistence’ Comment Period

The new comment deadline is May 11, 2015. Pollen, seed, and plants don’t stay put in agriculture. That’s why contamination by genetically engineered (GE) crops, or GMOs, is a problem for farmers who don’t grow these crops and for the seed … Continue reading

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