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Bitter Seeds, a Documentary on GMO Cotton Farming, Premieres in New York

Bitter Seeds, a documentary film by Micha X. Peled, is showing during the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York, NY on June 22 at 6:30 pm. Written by: Andy Meyers,  Working Films Campaign Coordinator   This award winning documentary looks at the production-consumption chain of genetically engineered Bt cotton grown in India and the resulting

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Help OSGATA and Family Farmers ‘See their Day in Court!’

We wish to assemble free and peaceful citizens outside the Manhattan District court in an effort to present the important message to family farmers that millions of Americans stand behind them as they seek their day in court for the landmark case, OSGATA et al. v.  Monsanto. The lawsuit was

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Just Label It!

OSGATA has joined an effort with more than 300 hundred organizations representing millions of Americans: the Just Label It: We Have A Right to Know campaign. In late September we filed a legal petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), calling on them to label all genetically engineered foods. Now the

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OSGATA President on KAWL Radio Show

Listen to “It’s Your Call” KAWL Radio Show with Rose Aguilar which originally aired on 9/15/11. The hour long show is an informative primer into the world of GMOs, focusing on the question: How are GMOs changing the landscape of food and farming? President of OSGATA, Jim Gerritsen, is interviewed regarding the lawsuit

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OSGATA Provides Comment to the National Organic Program

OSGATA submitted comments on September 12, 2011 in response to the National Organic Program‘s (NOP), “Draft Guidance: Seeds, Annual Seedlings, and Planting Stock in Organic Crop Production. ” After careful review, the OSGATA policy committee contests that the NOP should act further to support the commercial availability of organic seed. Given the

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Bat Crisis: OSGATA Joins Coalition to Protect Bats

Bat Crisis: OSGATA Joins Coalition to Protect Bats

A mysterious disease, called white-nose syndrome, is spreading across North America and killing  bats. Bats play a critical role in pest control. One study estimates that bats save 3.7 to 53 billion dollars a year in pesticide use. The loss of pest control by bat populations can threaten critical crops

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