Organic Agriculture Under Fire

Fighting the good fight

| January/February 2002

Organic farmers face a troublesome new foe in their attempts to compete in the agricultural marketplace: genetic contamination from nearby farmers growing genetically modified crops. 'Organic food companies are struggling to ensure the integrity of their products,' reports Ben Lilliston in The Progressive (Sept. 2001). 'For consumers who demand organic foods, the alarm bells are ringing.' The results have meant more crop testing for organic farmers, who are forced to accept a much lower price for tainted crops than for untainted ones.
—Craig Cox

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