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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM THE NATIONAL COOPERATIVE GROCERS ASSOCIATION (NCGA)

 

NEW ORGANIC PASTURE RULE EMBRACED BY ORGANIC COMMUNITY; HEIGHTENS NEED TO STOP GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ALFALFA

 

Tell USDA “No” to GE Alfalfa:

USDA extends commenting period until March 3

 

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Feb. 16, 2010 – The new USDA pasture rule has been widely embraced by the organic community and greatly strengthens the integrity of the USDA Organic Seal. This is an important change that should be celebrated by the organizations and consumers across the country who commented on the issue and made it clear that consumers expect that organic livestock have access to pasture. Your voice does count!

And, we can do more. The new ruling also heightens the need to stop the USDA’s proposed deregulation of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa. Such deregulation may result in the permanent contamination of organic grazing fields.

National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services co-operative for 112 natural food co-ops nationwide, opposes the deregulation of GE alfalfa and encourages consumers nationwide to tell the USDA they oppose the allowance of GE alfalfa into the nation’s food supply. A public commenting period, originally set to expire Feb. 16, has been extended to March 3.

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