Archive for the Roundup Ready Alfalfa Category

Keeping Alfalfa GE-Free

Keeping Alfalfa GE-Free

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) In 2005 alfalfa became the first perennial GE crop to attain approved status in the U.S. Within a year of GE alfalfa’s initial commercial release, contamination had occurred in the commercial sector. The Roundup Ready™ trait was identified in conventional non-GE plantings of alfalfa in Montana, Wyoming, […]

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Farmers and Consumer Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Approval

Press Release – Center for Food Safety March 18, 2011 – “Roundup Ready” Alfalfa Will Increase Pesticide Use and Cause Grave Harm to Environment and Organic Industry USDA Failures Guarantee Transgenic Contamination, Creation of More Superweeds Today, attorneys for the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the […]

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USDA Releases RR Alfalfa

Agriculture Agency Approves Planting of Modified Alfalfa New York Times Jan 28, 2011 ANDREW POLLACK Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Thursday that he would authorize the unrestricted commercial cultivation of genetically modified alfalfa, setting aside a controversial compromise that had generated stiff opposition. In making the decision, Mr. Vilsack pulled back from a […]

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