We facilitated GMO Free USA discussions in both Gallup and Albuquerque. Following are the recorded videos. Thanks to everyone who arranged and attended these discussions.
** Please note. I incorrectly stated in the Gallup discussion that Steven Marsh’s organic canola crop was contaminated by his neighbor’s GMO canola. Luan Van Le, the Development & Communications Director with GMO Free USA, offered the following correction and information about Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds:
“Steve Marsh is actually an organic oats and wheat farmer. His oats were contaminated by his neighbor’s (Michael Baxter) canola. In Australia, they have a 0% contamination policy for their organic certification. Any contamination of any organic field by any GMO crop is considered contamination. In this case, GMO canola harvested seed heads blew into Marsh’s oat field.
“Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company tests their seeds for genetic purity. Although they’re on a large list of those that have taken the Safe Seed Pledge, they’re the only company that we know of (there could be more, but we don’t know of any others personally) that tests their seeds. That’s also one of the reasons that Baker Creek is always the first company that we recommend when people ask about seed companies.”
Thank you, Luan, and thank you GMO Free USA for your ongoing efforts to share accurate, up-to-date information about the harms associated with GMO agribusiness.
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