• If you want to understand some of the thinking involved in the USDA decision, I think you can find it here. This paper goes into the mechanics of alfalfa seed production and discusses observed percentages of gene drift. If we are going to beat this monster, we are going to have to understand it. Read up first. Then get mad.

  • What the heck is alfalfa, anyway? « Biofortified

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    Alfalfa is an awesome plant that is quite unique among field crops. It’s a legume, which means it can fix nitrogen (meaning less nitrogen fertilizer needs to be added) as well as being one of very few perennial crops, which means it can be left in the field to grow year after year and keep being har
    John Phillips:  Thanks for posting this link. I bookmarked it in a folder for GMO issues. Despite what the “experts” say, GMO alfalfa changes the game and does pose significant threats to both organic forage production and especially organic seed production. Genetic drift in an insect-pollinated crop can occur due to “unforseen circumstances”, such as contaminated bees being caught up in a dust devil and deposited in an organic field at considerable distance beyond the set backs mentioned. 


     

    SOTT.NET and Laura Knight-Jadczyk shared a link.
     

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    ‎”The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.” – Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011 In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from co…
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      “A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to [Monsanto and genetically engineered crops].”

  • Dolores Tau: whole foods was set up to be the trojan horse to undermine organic
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    The decision is especially disappointing considering USDA acknowledges that GE material moves into fields and markets where it is not allowed or wanted. OSA believes the agency missed an opportunity to establish a comprehensive framework for overseeing GE crops and to protect the organic industry
 

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Surging food prices are contributing to political unrest around the globe.
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Manifest Haiti: Monsanto’s Destiny

Thursday 20 January 2011

by: Ryan Stock, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis

Manifest Haiti: Monsanto's Destiny
Rural Haitian farmers gathered in Papaye, June 4, 2010. Many wore straw hats reading, “Aba Monsanto – down with Monsanto and Aba Preval – down with Preval.” (Photo: mediahacker)

Let It Burn

“A fabulous Easter gift,” commented Monsanto Director of Development Initiatives Elizabeth Vancil. Nearly 60,000 seed sacks of hybrid corn seeds and other vegetable seeds were donated to post-earthquake Haiti by Monsanto. In observance of World Environment Day, June 4, 2010, roughly 10,000 rural Haitian farmers gathered in Papaye to march seven kilometers to Hinche in celebration of this gift. Upon arrival, these rewarded farmers took their collective Easter baskets of more than 400 tons of vegetable seeds and burned them all.[i] “Long live the native maize seed!” they chanted in unison. “Monsanto’s GMO [genetically modified organism] & hybrid seed violate peasant agriculture!”  Full Article

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Dismantling Drug Cartels

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Syringe Dr Wakefield demands retraction from BMJ after documents prove innocence from allegations of vaccine autism data fraud

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Natural News
By Mike Adams

Not all the mysterious bird die-offs that have been witnessed around the globe recently are due to unexplained causes. A recent mass die-off event witnessed in Yankton, South Dakota was traced back to the USDA which admitted to carrying out a mass poisoning of the birds.

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The USDA ruled that farmers are now free to plant GE alfalfa, and USDA won’t even keep track of who plants it where. The implications are huge.
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