Category Archives: GMOs

Pollinator Management for Organic Seed Producers

From alfalfa to zucchini, it all begins with a seed. Whether you save seeds in your garden or produce seeds on a larger scale, considering pollination is a critical step. A new publication from the Xerces Society and Organic Seed … Continue reading

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UPDATE: USDA Extends ‘Coexistence’ Comment Period

USDA published a request for public comments in November (FR Vol.78, No. 213, Nov. 4, 2013) on how agricultural coexistence in the United States can be strengthened. The agency just granted a 60-day extension on this comment period. The new deadline … Continue reading

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More Than 150 Businesses, Groups Call for Improved Oversight of GE Field Trials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2013 CONTACTS Kristina Hubbard, (406) 493-6965, kristina@seedalliance.org Victoria Bouloubasis, (919) 621-3593, victoria@rafiusa.org More Than 150 Businesses, Groups Call for Improved Oversight of GE Field Trials Secretary Vilsack meets with delegation of farmers, businesses, and organizations … Continue reading

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Seeding Canola, Ceding the Willamette

The debate around canola production in Oregon’s Willamette Valley is not new. For years proponents have lobbied to remove planting restrictions to encourage canola production for biofuel. (See OSA’s statement from 2007.) The canola exclusion zones were put in place … Continue reading

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TAKE ACTION Make Sure Organic is Funded & Protected

UPDATED 3-14-13 Senator Tester (MT) has introduced an amendment (#74) that strikes the “biotech rider” language (background here) from the continuing resolution. The amendment ensures USDA’s oversight of GE crops is not undermined and also avoids unnecessary interferences with the … Continue reading

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