USDA Declines to Act Over Monsanto GMO Alfalfa Case

Washington state farmer had complained in late August to state agricultural officials that his alfalfa hay had been rejected for export sale


Whether or not biotech alfalfa is contaminating conventional and organic supplies is a "commercial issue" only and does not warrant any government action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week.

Crop experts have warned that the confirmation of contamination threatens U.S. sales of alfalfa feedstock to many Asia nations who reject GMOs, and some are encouraging farmers to test every bag of seed they buy before they plant. To read more, click HERE.

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