Lousy GMO news for organic

Less research means more yield.

According to new governmental regulations, companies developing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will now be responsible themselves for conducting the research that APHIS will use to do their environmental impact study on the companies products. That will produce a cheaper, faster road to the marketplace for GMO seed, a growing headache for neighboring organic farmers. And it will tighten their already substantial control over all the research done, and scientific information published, on their products.

Concerns? What concerns?

Bill Freese, science policy analyst for the Center for Food Safety, is quoted in Popular Science as saying, “It’s like asking BP to write an assessment of an offshore drilling operation.”

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One response to “Lousy GMO news for organic

  1. I cannot believe that any regulators can actually think that corporations can be relied upon to accurately and objectively research the effectiveness and safety of their own products. To me, this has disaster written all over it. With all that is going wrong in America now there is no way that we can handle an ecological and agricultural disaster.

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