Category Archives: GMOs

One Year After GE Wheat Contamination & Still No Answers

One Year After GE Wheat Contamination, Wheat Farmers and Advocates Demand Immediate Action from USDA May 29, 2014—On the one-year anniversary of the Department of Agriculture’s announcement of finding an unapproved, genetically engineered (GE) wheat in an Oregon field, farmers and … Continue reading

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Seed Stewards, Policy Advocates are ‘Farmers of the Year’

OSA was thrilled to see the seed stewarding Podoll family recognized as farmers of the year at the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service‘s (MOSES) 25th organic farming conference. Theresa and David Podoll of Fullerton, North Dakota, are pioneers of organic seed … Continue reading

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Who’s Responsible for GMO Contamination?

Contamination is a huge problem for farmers who don’t grow genetically engineered (GE) crops, at times costing them the premium price they receive for their crops as well as costs associated with testing, prevention, and clean-up. Contamination is also a … Continue reading

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Time to Speak Out Against 2,4-D Crops: Deadline March 11

The comment deadline has been extended to March 11, 2014. USDA has taken a big step toward approving Dow’s herbicide-tolerant corn and soybeans engineered to survive applications of 2,4-D herbicides. In January the agency announced through a draft environmental impact … Continue reading

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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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