Posted by Megan @ 03:50 PM PST [ Comments  ]
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01 Feb · Tue 2011
GMO Alfalfa approved.
Last week GMO Alfalfa was approved for planting this spring. This my friends could spell the end of organic production as we know it. Why? Because Alfalfa is pollinated by bees, and the pollen can be transferred for miles, contaminating every crop it comes in contact with. Alfalfa is THE main livestock feed source for beef and dairy cattle and if GM Alfalfa isn't blocked there could be no such thing as organic meat or dairy products in the very near future. As a grass based producer I didn't worry too much about GMO's because we don't feed the things that are modified. We do plant our finishing pastures with alfalfa. The thought of over 100 years of selective breeding potentially becoming worthless gives me the cold shivers! Every one of us needs to write the USDA and tell them to pull the plug on GMO alfalfa, the potential dangers to the food supply far outweigh any benefits. There has been no research done to study the effect that GM alfalfa will have on livestock, nor have there been any studies to determine what dangers GM alfalfa poses to native systems. This one, in my opinion IS the ticking time bomb that we DO have reason to fear. Meg http://www.mmlivestockco.com
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