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Organic Foods Production Act & GMO Alfalfa

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The Organic View

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Sept 15, 2010 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA). This is the landmark law that standardized organic food and farming systems across the U.S. which will be commemorated by testimony at a special Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing to publicly acknowledge the many environmental and health benefits of organic agriculture. This is a call for more government funding and participation in increasing the amount of organic food produced and consumed in the U.S. In this segment, my guest is Mr. Steve Gilman. Mr. Gilman was an organic farmer growing for Farmers Markets, restaurants and a CSA in the Saratoga, NY area for 30 years before becoming the Managing Director of an on-farm organic research project in the northeast, from Maryland to Maine from 2002 -- 2005. Since then he’s been the Policy Director for the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Interstate Council, the representative to a number of national groups including the National Organic Coalition and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition working with farming and environmental groups across the country. Stay tuned!