By Dr Mercola
In November 2011, about 250 Boulder County residents attended a public meeting to discuss the planting of GM (genetically modified) crops on county-owned land. Their turnout, together with an anti-GMO (genetically modified organism) recommendation from the county’s Food and Agriculture Policy Council, led county officials to vote for a phase out of genetically engineered crops on open space.
This is a powerful testimony to the influence residents can have on their local regulations when they stand together for a cause; you, too, can work toward enacting such a phase out in your area as well.
In March 2011, Phillip Geertson (of Monsanto v Geertson Seed) spoke with Jeff Rense and advised: “The truth of it is [genetically modified alfalfa] is already spread all over the country, because in 2005 they deregulated it.” He tested wild alfalfa and found that 90% of it held the Monsanto trait.
Below the video is Geertson’s in-depth article discussing alfalfa and how genetic contamination has destroyed most of the alfalfa export market. In June 2010, the US Supreme Court upheld the commercial planting of GM alfalfa.
Rense introduces the video: “Monsanto successfully contaminated the US Alfalfa industry during a 2005 ‘window of opportunity’. Heroic alfalfa seed farmer, Phil Geertson, tells of the Monsanto nightmare and his newest court effort to stop them from permanently further destroying the environment with their GM alfalfa … approved for a second time for open use in America.”
Posted in Biotechnology, CorpoGov, Courts - Justice System, Environment, Genetically Engineered Food, USDA
Tagged alfalfa export industry, geertson seed, genetic contamination, gm alfalfa, monsanto, monsanto v geertson seeds