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Organic farmers get their day in court against Monsanto

January 31st, 2012

A lawsuit against Monsanto filed on behalf of 33 organic farmers and 14 independent seed businesses went before a judge Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, as Monsanto sought to dismiss the case.
The suit, Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association (OSGTA) et al. v. Monsanto, asks the court for relief from Monsanto’s tactic of suing organic farmers whose fields become contaminated with Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) seeds.


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A ’round up’ of ways to oppose GE alfalfa and sugar beets

March 2nd, 2011

Since the Obama Administration approved the unregulated planting of genetically engineered alfalfa (and sugar beets) last month, the organic community has been organizing against the deregulation. Organic farmers and food producers fear for their very livelihood -- and for the integrity of the organic food supply, because GE (or GM, genetically modified) alfalfa could cross-pollinate with nearby organic crops, causing them to lose their purity and their ability to be organically certified. Here are some of the actions that consumers concerned about losing access to organic foods could join:

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