Organic Expert Receives Chilly Reception at "Coexistence" Conference
To Subscribe to the Non-GMO Report call 1-800-854-0586 or visit http://www.non-gmoreport.com/ The outlook for peaceful coexistence between organic and genetically modified agriculture looks bleak if the chilly reception given to an organic industry expert at a recent conference is any indication. Lowell Rheinheimer, farm resource manager at Organic Valley was one of several organic industry experts invited to speak at a "Coexistence, Choice, and Sustainability in Crop Production" conference organized by Iowa State University's Biosafety Institute on Genetically Modified Agricultural Products held at university in April. Many conference speakers praised GM crops as a solution to "feeding the world" and agricultural sustainability. "Life and death issue for organic industry" Rheinheimer said the organic community believed that GM crops are about using more pesticides, that c...