Large corporations, government, mainstream academia, and extension are forcing genetic engineering upon conventional farmers who are on the pesticide treadmill. As the problems with this technology mount, the invasion into the organic food chain presents an increasing risk to organic integrity. The organic community cannot wait for labeling laws to eventually make a difference in the fight against GMOs. Several organic activists will explore their ideas about keeping GMOs out of organic food and feed. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is working on the issue of GMOs and seed purity, while two innovative organic companies are fighting the GMO threat in creative ways.
Dag Falck, Nature’s Path Foods, Richmond, B.C.;
Jay Feldman, Beyond Pesticides and NOSB, Washington, D.C.;
Albert Straus, Straus Family Creamery, Marshall, CA.