Category Archives: GMOs

Help Protect Oregon’s Organic Seed and Vegetable Farmers

Half of the Willamette Valley is in danger of being opened up to canola production. Canola is a serious threat to several thriving agricultural industries in this region of Oregon, including vegetable and clover seed producers, fresh vegetable producers, and … Continue reading

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UPDATE Canola in the Willamette Valley: Comment by Nov. 2

If you couldn’t attend the public hearing in Salem, OR, you can still weigh in with your comments by November 2, 2012. Find instructions and talking points below, and help ensure the Willamette Valley remains one of the best places … Continue reading

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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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