USDA Study: GE Alfalfa Has Run Wild

USDA Study: GE Alfalfa Has Run Wild | alfalfa-450x300 | Agriculture & Farming GMOs Organic Market Classifieds
odonata98 / Flickr

The USDA first approved genetically engineered (GE) Roundup-Ready alfalfa in 2005, amid controversy. Two years later a federal court ruled that GE alfalfa planting must cease until the USDA conducted a full environmental review. Alfalfa, a perennial grass, will produce for about five years, and the plants already growing were allowed to remain. Final Environmental Impact Statement in hand, the USDA fully deregulated GE alfalfa in 2011.

A few months after deregulation, the USDA began a study on transgenic contamination. The results, published in December 2015, found GE contamination in 27% of the studied feral alfalfa stands. Non-GMO and organic alfalfa farmers have lost millions of dollars due to contamination. Since 2011 GE alfalfa planting has exploded, accounting for 30% of alfalfa seeds purchased today. This study clearly shows that the USDA’s coexistence policy has failed. But the USDA is merely calling for more research, insisting GE contamination must be addressed by the market.


[mailpoet_form id="1"]

About The Author

The Sleuth Journal is an independent alternative media organization comprised of individuals and groups working to shed the light on truth in government, politics, world and local news, civil liberties, natural health and medicine and other important topics that the mainstream media fails or refuses to expose. This information is being presented to you in an effort for advancement in the understanding of our economic and political corruption and the New World Order. It is our intent to connect, educate, motivate and inspire those who are interested in alerting our fellow humans to the pertinent issues that are affecting our lives and future, each and every day. We are a community of truth-seekers and who share a commitment to action and resistance- to push back against those who wish to suppress and control our lives and take away our God-given freedoms and civil liberties. We bring you real news from around the world, without the synthetics. Together in sharing the truth, we can challenge the abuses of the establishment.

Related posts