Careful practices keep GMO and conventional alfalfa separate, farmer says

| | September 17, 2013
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Washington State agriculture officials announced today that genetically modified alfalfa was found in a field where it shouldn’t have been. Growing the crop is legal in the United States, but it’s not clear if the mix-up will upset sensitive export markets.

Drex Gauntt is a well-known alfalfa grower in southeast Washington. On his farm all seed is tested before it’s planted to make sure there is no genetically engineered stuff mixed in. Then at harvest, he tests his crop again. But even a harvester with a bit of hay left from a GMO field could boggle a prime sale, Gauntt says.

Read the full, original story here: “Washington Farmer Says Careful Practices Keep GMO And Conventional Alfalfa Apart” 

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