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Prevent Organic Seed Contamination: Comment on ‘Coexistence’ by March 4


By Jennifer Kongs

The USDA has published a request for comments on how to handle agricultural “coexistence,” which refers to simultaneous plantings of organic, conventional and genetically modified (GM) seed on neighboring farms throughout the U.S. For organic and conventional farmers who do not plant GM seed, the future of agricultural coexistence is incredibly and increasingly important, as it has become clear that coexistence without contamination is not possible. Comments on the proposal are due by Tuesday, Mar. 4, to the USDA. If you would like to have your voice heard, be sure to submit comments online before the end of the period this week. [Or find out more!]

The USDA has published a request for comments on how to handle agricultural “coexistence,” which refers to simultaneous plantings of organic, conventional and genetically modified (GM) seed on neighboring farms throughout the U.S. For organic and conventional farmers who do not plant GM seed, the future of agricultural coexistence is incredibly and increasingly important, as it has become clear that coexistence without contamination is not possible. Comments on the proposal are due by Tuesday, Mar. 4, to the USDA. If you would like to have your voice heard, be sure to submit comments online before the end of the period this week. [Or find out more!]

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