May 5, 2015 | Source: Oregon Tilth | Format: Public Comment

USDA Public Comments on Genetic Contamination and Coexistence

Genetic contamination of seed and products is a top concern in the organic and non-GE farming and food sectors, presenting formidable challenges due to the way genetically engineered crops perpetuate and spread through the environment.

Oregon Tilth has submitted public comments on issues and proposals regarding agricultural coexistence. We emphasize the importance of the USDA’s continued focus on the issues surrounding genetically engineered (GE) crops and potential contamination of non-GE crops, and its work to further define existing challenges and propose strategies and solutions.

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