Alfalfa announcement

February 23, 2011

Earlier this month, the USDA announced its decision to “deregulate” genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa, allowing the unrestricted use of this controversial crop.

This is a decision that will have a huge impact on all of us.  Alfalfa is an important crop as many organic dairy farmers use it for hay.  Despite a growing body of scientific evidence against GE crops, the USDA decided to allow planting of GE alfalfa without any oversight or protections for organic farmers.

Many believe that the USDA decision favors the interests of the biotech industry, and this decision deals a major blow to both organic farming and the public’s right to choose foods free of GE (also known as GMO) contamination.

We know that many of our customers care deeply, as we do, about being able to feed ourselves and families food that is free of GE ingredients.  We invite you to join us in sharing an important call-to-action with your on-line and off-line communities. Together we can make a difference.

You can contact the White House directly to express your opinion on the USDA decision.

Please read this letter from Maria Rodale, Michael Pollan and other organic advocates to learn more.

Remember, we are what we eat.

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