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GM contaminates organic farms


GM contaminates organic farms

A survey of farmers has confirmed fears that GE constructs are contaminating conventionally-grown and organic foods. The findings are alarming as they confirm that commercial release of GE organisms will eventually destroy all GE-Free production and any choice to consumers around the world.

The Organic Farming Research Foundation survey found that 17 percent of survey respondents have had GMO testing conducted on some portion of their organic farm, seed inputs or farm products. Eleven percent of those who had GMO testing said that they received positive test results for GMO contamination.

" This is a tragedy for both the farmers and consumers" says Jon Carapiet of GE Free New Zealand (in Food and Environment) " This is why Australian states are extending the moratorium on the commercial release of GE Canola. Our Labour government must commit to preserving guaranteed GE-free production and should keep our moratorium in place."

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More info: Jon Carapiet 09 815 3370



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