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GE Alfalfa: Is It The End Of The Organic Industry?

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Earlier this year, the USDA made the decision to allow genetically modified alfalfa to be deregulated. While the public has been outraged, there are still many people that do not really comprehend how devastating this will be.  Just how safe will this be for animal consumption as well as human consumption? Will this guarantee the continued path to destruction of ALL organic crops in the United States making organic impossible to grow? How many pesticides will be enough? What rights do the farmers have if their pristine land is contaminated? How will consumers know if the food they eat contains something genetically modified?

In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will speak to activist, Beth Robinette about the impact of the deregulation of GE Alfalfa.  Beth Robinette is a fourth generation rancher on the Lazy R Ranch, located outside of Spokane, Washington, where she continues to live and work with her family. Beth attended Western Washington University where she pursued a self-designed degree entitled, “Empowering Family Farms: Profiting from Sustainability.” This year she will begin working towards her MBA at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, one of the top schools in the nation for sustainable business practices. She co-owns and operates the ranch with her dad, Maurice. Together they seek to provide their community with food that is ethical, sustainable, and healthy.