One of the most dangerous aspects of GMO seeds is the fact that they tend to pollute organic farms, mixing the genetically modified seeds with seeds that are supposed to be unmodified. Also, the GMO seed makes the organic seed susceptible to super-pests and super-weeds that can’t be eradicated using organic methods.
And so what are the major organic companies doing about it? They’re surrendering to Monsanto.
In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.
We’re slowly killing ourselves with a thousand cuts. And this was a pretty big cut.