Organic farmers condemn U.S. report, claim it favors GMOSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 06:53
Organic farmers condemn U.S. report, claim it favors GMO
By Carey Gillam | Reuters – 15 hours ago(Reuters)
Organic growers and food safety advocates on Tuesday condemned an advisory report to the Agriculture Department claiming its recommendations would be costly for farmers who want to protect their conventional crops from being contaminated by genetically modified (GMO), also known as genetically engineered (GE), varieties.
The groups were responding to a report submitted Monday afternoon to the U.S. Department of Agriculture by a committee assigned by USDA with studying how best biotech agriculture could "co-exist" with organic and conventional agriculture.