Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Seeds hold the key to a GMO-free food future

This piece from Food Freedom focuses on the problems organic farmers are having with procuring certified organic seed. In the wake of consolidation of the seed market by biotech companies over the last several years, some trusted seed sources have now been found to contain genetically-modified material. The threat to organic farming is duo fold; contamination via pollen from widely cultivated GMO crops such as corn, soy, cotton and now alfalfa, and now the uncertainty of the seed supply. This is spurring a movement to reclaim the integrity of our non-conventional genetically pure organic seed sources.