08 Aug '11, 3pm

Organic Farmers Can Now Sue GMO, Conventional Farmers Whose Pesticides Trespass in Minnesota

Yes, I think you are being overly excited. The court decision doesn’t say anything about genetically engineered crops and pollen or seed drift from farm to farm. So when you say that organic farmers can sue GMO farmers – that has not been decided by this court case. Unfortunately, this idea spread like wildfire because early reporters mistakenly lumped all kinds of spillover effects that they don’t like (pesticides, GMOs) into one bag and assumed the court ruled on all of them together. There are other kinds of spillover effects as well, some that run from organic to conventional (And GMO) farmers – such as weed seeds and pests that organic farmers do not control through their growing practices.

Full article: http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/08/08/organic-farmers-can-...

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