17 May '11, 8pm

GMOs: Time for Truth in Labeling? - Sometimes it seems as though GMOs are a tidal wave that will eventually wash ove...

Sometimes it seems as though GMOs are a tidal wave that will eventually wash over and obliterate any vestiges of organic growing in America. In January, the Obama Administration surprised and disappointed many supporters of organic food when USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack okayed the planting of genetically altered alfalfa without restrictions. Little more than a week later, the green light was given to Monsanto's GE sugar beets . To some people, it signaled the beginning of the end for organics in America. However, the organic industry continues to fight back. In March, a group of organic farmers and food activists, with the help of the not-for-profit law center The Public Patent Foundation , turned the tables on Monsanto . They sued the agricultural giant , which has a history of taking farmers to court for patent infrigement when Monsanto's GE seeds drift onto the farmers' l...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23228.cfm

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