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Yesterday Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association posted a blog which left us a bit baffled. In it he accused Organic Valley (along with Stonyfield Farm and Whole Foods Market) of “surrendering to Monsanto.” While the USDA may have surrendered to Monsanto, we most certainly did not. We’ve been fighting against GMO and biotech since the beginning of our cooperative in 1988, and have expended more effort and resources fighting GMOs than any other organic company.
In recent months, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has asked for stakeholders to weigh-in on the USDA’s impending decision regarding GMO alfalfa, and we were a part of these talks. Organic Valley has advocated to keep GMO alfalfa off the market from the start, and this was originally an option according to the USDA. Read More »