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, […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more


P.O. Box 1502
Biddeford, ME 04005
Phone: 207-429-9765


OSGATA needs your support! Please help us in our work of protecting and developing the organic seed trade! Click here to find out more:

Donate to OSGATA

Membership Benefits

-Cross promotion of member products and services

-Political action updates and lobbying services, on state and federal level

-Access to members only listserv for networking and sharing seed industry information

-OSGATA’s regular Seed for Thought newsletter

Become a Member