Category Archives: GMOs

TAKE ACTION Oregon Rule Harmful to Seed Integrity

By now you’ve probably heard that a fast-tracked decision by the Oregon Department of Agriculture to open canola production in sensitive seed production zones was temporarily halted thanks to quick legal work by the Center for Food Safety, Oregon-based Friends … Continue reading

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An Organic Farmer Responds to AC21′s Proposal

The Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture’s draft recommendations add to the burden already carried by organic and non-GE producers struggling to deal with the aftermath of releasing an uncontrollable, patented agricultural technology into the environment. The report … Continue reading

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OSA Delivers Comments to AC21 on Coexistence

Earlier this week OSA attended USDA’s latest (and maybe last) AC21 meeting in Washington, DC, to provide public comments and gauge where the current discussion on coexistence is headed. USDA’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology & 21st Century Agriculture (AC21) was … Continue reading

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The Context of USDA’s GE Sugar Beet Decision

You’ve probably heard that USDA recently deregulated Roundup Ready sugar beets following a court-ordered Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Organic Seed Alliance has written before about the threat this genetically engineered (GE) trait poses to the integrity of organic and other … Continue reading

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Tell Your Reps: Strike “Farmer Assurance Provision”

Join OSA in opposing the so-called “farmer assurance provision” in the House Agriculture Appropriations bill. This provision is an assault on the safeguards of our judicial system, and represents an underhanded response to the successes that OSA and others have … Continue reading

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