Genetically Engineered Alfalfa A Threat To Organic Dairies
Alfalfa is one of the most important crops used in agriculture and is widely grown throughout the world as forage for cattle. It's one of the highest yielding forage plants and is often harvested as hay. With the highest feeding value of all common hay crops, Alfalfa plays an important roll in the raising of dairy cattle.
According to the Food & Water Watch organization, the USDA is getting closer to approving monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) Alfalfa. One of the biggest impacts of allowing the use of GE alfalfa is contamination of other crops, including organic alfalfa, which is used by most organic dairies. The USDA actually acknowledges the problem of contamination, but claims consumers and others in the organic movement may not care about the contamination. This is absurd, considering one of the main reasons many people seek out organic food is to avoid genetically engineered crops. If you haven't already, we encourage you to watch the keynote speech made by expert Jeffrey M. Smith at the Weston A Price Foundation conference in November of 2008 which does an excellent job of explaining the dangers of genetically modified foods.
Casting Your Vote Against Genetically Engineered Alfalfa
The Food & Water watch organization is leading the charge to let the USDA know that consumers don't want genetically engineered foods, and they don't want organic foods to be contaminated. You can tell the USDA to reject the approval for Monsanto's GE alfalfa by clicking here to cast your vote.
Food & Water Watch is a non-profit organization working with grass roots organizations around the world to create an economically and environmentally viable future. Their mission is to protect our essential resources by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink and by helping people to take action to make a difference.
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