Alfalfa a key battleground in organic farming war
April 21, 2011
To organic farmers like Larry Black, it represents the end of their blossoming industry.
To agricultural companies like Monsanto Co., (MON-N67.510.540.81%) it is a breakthrough technology that will help address dire food shortages in a rapidly growing world.
A war is escalating over genetically modified alfalfa – and depending on whom you talk to, either the fate of a sector or the future of millions hangs in the balance. The fight has emerged as a key battleground in the increasing tension between organic growers and biotech firms. With food prices rising and concerns mounting about global food demand, both sides have sharpened their attacks.
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