Alfalfa a key battleground in organic farming war

April 21, 2011

Alfalfa a key battleground in organic farming war

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.

 

To read the entire article visit the Globe and Mail website:  Alfalfa a key battleground in organic farming war

Did You Know

Organic production does not permit the use of:
* synthetic pesticides or fertilizers
* sewage sludge
* genetically modified organisms
* ionizing radiation
* no growth hormones for animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and
dairy products

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