View Full Version : USDA May Compensate Farmers for GMO Contamination

09-11-11, 06:58 PM
By Dr. Marion Nestle on 09/11/2011

I am a long-time reader of Food Chemical News, a weekly newsletter covering a huge range of food issues and invaluable for someone like me who lives outside the Beltway and does not have access to the ins and outs of Washington DC politics.

An item in the August 30 issue caught my attention: USDA secretary Tom Vilsack’s instructions to his department’s new Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21).
Get this: Vilsack told AC21 to come up with a plan for compensating organic or conventional farmers whose crops become contaminated by GM genes through pollen drift.

According to Food Chemical News, Vilsack gave a three-part charge to the panel:
1. What types of compensation mechanisms, if any, would be appropriate?
2. What would be necessary to implement such mechanisms?
3. What other actions would be appropriate to bolster or facilitate coexistence among different agricultural production systems in the United States?

Read more: http://www.healthiertalk.com/usda-seeks-method-compensate-farmers-gm-contamination-4652

09-11-11, 11:09 PM
I hope they find a way to not only compensate the organic farmers but stop Monsanto and others from suing/attacking organic farmers......

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