Genetically Altered Seeds Raise Concerns -- New Pathogen Possibly Linked to Sudden Death Syndrome in Soy and Spontaneous Abortion in Livestock
In light of the recent USDA decision on the approval of genetically-modified alfalfa, the debate for "co-existence" of GMO alfalfa with organic is revived with yesterday's article in the Washington Post, "Genetically modified crops get boost over organics with recent USDA rulings":
In March 2011, PUBPAT filed suit on behalf of 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations against Monsanto Company to challenge the chemical giant's patents on genetically modified (GMO) seed.
After taking more twists and turns than a 40 foot tapeworm, the Food Safety Modernization Act finally went back to the U.S. House of Representatives where it passed the Senate version of the bill by a vote of 215 to 144.
By Helena Bottemiller
Credo Action, Farm Aid, Food Democracy Now!, Food & Water Watch
Grassroots International, Pesticide Action Network North America, WhyHunger