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Aaltrude
01-12-12, 03:45 PM
by Anne Landman on January 28, 2011

After 12 years of battling to stop Monsanto's genetically-engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation's organic farmland, the biggest retailers of "natural" and "organic" foods in the U.S., including Whole Foods Market (WFM), Organic Valley and Stonyfield Farm, have agreed to stop opposing mass commercialization of GE crops, like Monsanto's controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa. In exchange for dropping their opposition, WFM has asking for "compensation" to be paid to organic farmers for "any losses related to the contamination of his crop." Under current laws, Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs) are not subject to any pre-market safety testing or labeling.

Read more: http://www.prwatch.org/spin/2011/01/9903/whole-foods-market-caves-monsanto

Aaltrude
01-12-12, 03:47 PM
The more stories like this I read, the less I want to holiday in the US. It sounds like it would be very difficult for a tourist in the US without the local knowledge of where to purchase food, to avoid GMOs.

Islander
01-12-12, 03:48 PM
Not good news. There is NO WAY to protect organic farmers from cross-contamination. Bees will travel a mile. Pollen travels for miles on the wind. Miles.