Organic Agriculture Under Fire

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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