Category Archives: GMOs

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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USDA Ditches GMO Regs: What It Means

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Friday that it’s ditching a 2008 proposal that would have updated GMO regulations. A little background: The USDA is one of three agencies that regulate GMOs (along with the EPA and FDA). When … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Big, Bold Organic Community

OSA staff recently returned from the Organicology conference in Portland, Oregon, where more than 1,000 people representing all sectors of the organic food chain gathered to discuss – and further create together – a vision for growing the organic sector … Continue reading

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OSA to Host Symposium on Regional Plant Breeding Needs

  Announcement Follows Report that Identifies Severe Gaps in Public Breeding Infrastructure UPDATE (2/26/15): This symposium will now be hosted February of 2016 in conjunction with our 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference. Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) has announced that it … Continue reading

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Which Non-GMO Silage Corn is Best for Your Farm?

Arcata, CA – Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) has published a report that details results from a silage corn variety trial. The trials were conducted in the North Coast of California to help the region’s farmers identify which organic and other … Continue reading

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