Organic farmers condemn USDA biotech report

The final USDA report appears to heavily favor biotech farmers. While the report does state that farmers should show respect for their neighbors, it concludes that all American farmers have the right to make their own crop ...

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.

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