Dr. Mercola Interviews OCA Director Ronnie Cummins
"I believe that this is an act of premeditated genetic pollution of the gene pool of alfalfa and related plants by Monsanto. They know exactly what they're doing. What they understand is that if you pollute enough alfalfa across the country to where it becomes impossible to grow organic alfalfa that isn't contaminated, perhaps then the organic community will weaken and allow genetically engineered animal feed under the rules of organic production.
"This is what Monsanto tried to do back in 1998 when they pushed hard with the Farm Bureau and corporate agribusiness to say that GMOs should be allowed in organic. It was only because of a campaign that Organic Consumers Association and others led that we were able to keep GMOs out of organic standards, and we've been able to keep them out now for 12 years.
"I think Monsanto wants to go in the backdoor now. They want these companies to accept a sort of "peaceful coexistence" with GMOs to soften us up. But then they want to create such a contamination level across the country in organic dairy feed that they believe the organic industry will have to capitulate."
-Ronnie Cummins, OCA Director, Interview with Dr. Joseph Mercola, Feb. 2, 2011