Even more about GMOs … and Monsanto

In December, the USDA determined that Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa met the Obama Administration’s standards, despite the risk of contaminating organic crops … and acknowledgment that GE alfalfa is virtually certain to contaminate normal seeds. Cross-contamination is the number one concern with GE crops. The USDA is accepting public comments on Monsanto’s application through February 16. Credo Action provides

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NH GMO Bills: Report, Request, and Resources

This week, Slow Food Seacoast has posted twice about NH policy related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs): Your chance to speak out against GMOs in NH and Attend GMO hearings today. Elizabeth Obelenus (info@nofanh.org), program coordinator at the Northeast Organic Farming Association, NH Chapter (NOFA-NH), provides a brief report of yesterday’s hearings here: The hearings were delayed till 2 pm

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Attend GMO hearings today, Thursday, Feb. 11

On Monday, we posted about Your chance to speak out against GMOs in NH. Today, we’re forwarding an action alert from Northeast Organic Farming Association, NH Chapter (NOFA-NH), requesting your presence or written testimony at tomorrow’s hearings. (Note: A link to democracyinaction.org in the original newsletter from NOFA-NH did not work, so it was deleted; we will post an update

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Your chance to speak out against GMOs in NH

The ramifications of the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture are varied—some have slowly become evident over time, and some remain unknown. Hearings for HB 1172 “GMO Labeling Bill” and HB 1388 “GMO Liability Bill” are scheduled to be held this Thursday in Concord, NH, and the Northeast Organic Farming Association–NH Chapter (NOFA-NH) invites the public to help

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No more NAIS!

On February 5, the New York Times reported that the USDA was scrapping the National Animal Identification Program (NAIS), “a national program intended to help authorities quickly identify and track livestock in the event of an animal disease outbreak” that has been in the news for at least 4 years. This much-maligned proposal treated all levels of producers similarly, from

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