Friday, March 25, 2011

Fewer pesticides, less fertilizers, and anti-organic

A movie made for our class by Russell, Pamela, and Ryan discussed the damages of Genetically Engineered crops as they affect alfalfa in particular, but recently the USDA announced that objections notwithstanding, GE alfalfa is being given free rein. GE Advocates crowed that organic farmers must protect their own crops: "The burden is on them." According to the movie, alfalfa propagates via the wind; protecting crops from the wind will indeed be one heck of a burden for organic farmers!

1 comment:

  1. Especially more dangerous when Monsanto has been known to intentionally contaminate crops that they wanted for their own, there was an interesting bit that our interviewed farmer spoke on where there was such a case.