Category Archives: Organic Seed Alliance

Help Us Advocate for Stronger GMO Regulations

The USDA announced in March that it was ditching a 2008 proposal that would have updated its regulations for genetically engineered (GE) crops. Following the announcement, the department initiated a new public comment period that we hope will lead to new and … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Policy, GMOs, Organic Seed Alliance, Seed Industry | Comments Off

Call for Conference Input and Proposals

Organic Seed Alliance invites you to help shape the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference by providing proposals for content. This is your opportunity to share important research and ask timely questions related to organic seed. The conference will be held … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Policy, Events, GMO, Organic Plant Breeding, Organic Seed Alliance, Seed Industry | Comments Off

The Future of Biotechnology Regulations Begins with You

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting a series of webinars to collect feedback on specific questions (see below) to inform how products of agricultural biotechnology – i.e., genetically modified organisms (GMOs) … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Policy, Events, GMOs, Organic Seed Alliance, Seed Industry | Comments Off

Deadline for ‘Coexistence’ Comments: MONDAY (May 11)

  Why should those at risk of GMO contamination shoulder the burden of prevention, testing, and losses alone? The USDA is accepting public comments following an invitation-only workshop on “coexistence.” We watched the event from afar and were disappointed by … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Policy, GMOs, Organic Seed Alliance | Comments Off

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

Posted in Agricultural Policy, GMOs, Organic Seed Alliance, Seed Industry | Comments Off