Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Major Food Victory for Consumers and Non-Industrialized Ranchers and Farmers

If you've seen the documentary "Food, Inc." (see my review here) or have been staying on top of news in the farming and organic industry, this past week was a potential tipping point in the favor of conscious consumers and non-industrialized ranchers and farmers. According to The Center for Food Safety's report "the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has re-affirmed its previous decision upholding a nationwide ban on the planting of genetically-engineered (GE) Roundup Ready alfalfa ... genetically modified alfalfa can result in potentially irreversible harm to organic and conventional varieties of crops, damage to the environment, and economic harm to farmers."

I foresee this ruling being a domino effect in reversing the flow of genetically modified plants and seeds and Monsanto's strangle hold on the farming industry.

The organizations you and your family have to thank in protecting your food supply in this courageous lawsuit are not just The Center for Food Safety but also Western Organization of Resource Councils, National Family Farm Coalition, Sierra Club, Beyond Pesticides, Cornucopia Institute, Dakota Resource Council, Trask Family Seeds, and Geertson Seed Farms. You can subscribe to these organizations' blog and newsletters to be kept up to date on future issues.

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