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AC21 Wants USDA to Investigate Crop Insurance for Genetic Harm To Organic Crops

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It held five meetings, waited until after the election, gained consensus among all but one of its members, sent off a 61-page report to the Secretary of Agriculture and now is waiting for the reviews, which are starting to come in. Its consensus report envisions crop coexistence in a nation with a diverse agricultural base… Continue Reading

AC21 Report Won’t Drop Until After Election

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Possibly more important in the long run than California’s vote on whether genetically modified foods should be labeled–which might not pass muster with federal courts anyway–will be the recommendations of USDA’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture. Created in 2003, the so-called AC21 Committee, whose current members are appointed by Secretary of Agriculture… Continue Reading