The claim by the biotech industry that GMO crops can be contained and kept away from organic farmers who have chosen not to use genetically modified ‘suicide’ seeds is being proven grossly fallacious. A third of organic growers are now reporting problems with cross contamination, according to a new survey. More than 80% of farmers who participated in the survey are ‘concerned’ about the impact of genetic seeds, and 60% are ‘very concerned.’
As one organic farmer, Oren Holle puts it, “the USDA has been extremely lax and, in our opinion, that’s due to the excessive influence of the biotech industry in political circles.”
The results of this survey are being reported just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the public comment period (recently ended) for a controversial study on how GM and non-GM crops can “coexist,” and also after controversial propaganda has been pushing GM crops as a solution to world hunger – even the Catholic Church has been promoting biotech venom.
Thus far, the USDA Advisory Committee on Biotechnology, and the 21st Century Agriculture (AC21) have concluded that there is insufficient data to decide just how bad GMO contamination is, and the true ramifications of GMO contamination of organic farms. The AC21 recommendations came out in November of 2012, and were highly criticized for leaning in favor of the biotech industry – even in the face of growing reports that cross-pollination was happening everywhere.
As farmer Holle, President of the Organic Farmer’s Agency for Relation ship Marketing (OFARM) says, “The USDA said they didn’t have this data, but all they had to do was ask.”
It is quite obvious to most farmers that GMO crops have not had regulatory oversight as they should, and that this is likely just a stall tactic by the FDA. The agency has been more than just lax, but grossly irresponsible in allowing GMO to be planted prior o knowing the long-term effects on human, animal, and ecosystem health. The political end-game was always more important than protecting the health of the people.
The growth of GM crops have not grown as fast and furious anywhere else as in the USA. Other countries such as Russia and France are currently considering bans, and much of Europe has no-GMO zones.
The US, conversely, has gone from using about 2% GMO seeds in the 1990s to over 90% currently. The new poll taken also shows that more than half the farmers questioned believe that GMO and non-GMO cannot co-exist, and others said that ‘good-stewardship’ was insufficient to make sure that non-GMO crops were not cross-pollinated with GM seed.
“The USDA’s focus on coexistence and crop insurance is misplaced,” Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch said, referring to an AC21 recommendation that GM contamination problems be dealt with through a federal insurance scheme set up to lessen the impact of natural disasters.
As usual, it is too little too late, and biotech knows it. Their seeds are spreading like a virus and we have to stop this – NOW, before all of our arable land in the US is forever contaminated with their puerile biotech poison.
11 thoughts on “U.S. Farmers Report Widespread GMO-Organic Crop Contamination”
The organic farmers should do what Monsanto does when they find their crop on someone else’s farm, sue for patent infringement! They have put many US farmers out of business because their crappy pollen from their fields have blown into another’s farm…and they shut them down because of it! So far, in America, Monsanto has it all. You now cannot sue them for any side effects, etc. They OWN food!
It’s depopulation time, folks, by all means available. Criminal through and through. We have lived on a polluted planet for a very long time. By polluted, I mean the hearts of those who wish us ill and dead unless we are a useful “unit”. Even then, no matter. Know your enemy but more importantly come to know personally your Savior and Lord.
This is a spiritual battle and just one side of it.
Keep thinkin man can do better then God..well God better come back quick were a generation from self extinction
“as it was in the days of Noah”
Well maybe Congress and the Senate members can get transplants when their organs fail like the rats that eat GMO’s No wait, I forgot all the transplant doners will be infected also with the BT toxins, oh well, I guess they ask for it. As for me, I will be eating food from 1999 when I can no longer rely on organic, Who said long term storage of food was not a good idea?
Folks, me thinks all those like Monsanto should be forever shut down and assigned to neutralize and clean up the poisons they have created, A LIFETIME SENTENCE!!!
the corporations, like big M, are the behemoth of WHITE SUPREMACY – DESTRUCTIVE, ARROGANT, MALICIOUS
what has “white supremacy” got to do with anything? The Chinese Communists would do exactly what Monsanto is doing if they had market share.
simply because “ws” has a historical legacy. That legacy is a mindset/attitude which is contrary to cooperation, to compromise, to respecting nature. All major industry in the west has it’s roots founded by way of ws so there is a pattern, a “thread” if you will, which will lead to the discovery of how this presumptuous, color-coded
institution shaped and molded the way most things get done around here
All i can say to organic farmers is keep your damn weeds in your own fields!! Sick of your weeds blowing across the country, spending so many years to kill weeds to the point of seeing just a few, now see YOUR fields so dirty with weeds we don’t know what you even have planted. yes, that spray boom will be going right down that field boundry to keep the NON Organic crop clean of yield robbing weeds.
amuncat, Monsanto doesn’t own any food. The many thousands of family farmers own the food and grow what they choose to grow, they grow what is safest for them to treat for weeds. Very simple really. We know weeds are major competition for the crop, must remove the competition to maximize yields, prefer a product that will not harm the crop when they treat the fields for weeds. because damaging a crop hurts yields in most cases.