Marion Nestle on GM alfalfa
I’m still trying to understand how it happened that USDA’s plan for peaceful coexistence among growers of alfalfa—genetically modified (GM), industrial (but not GM), and organic (definitely not GM))—failed so miserably. It was the first time that USDA seemed to be recognizing the legitimacy of complaints that GM crops are contaminating organic crops. I thought this was a food step forward.
But the USDA ended up approving GM alfalfa with no restrictions—just promises to study the matter.
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