National Organic Standard - Zero Tolerance for GM contamination to go?

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National Organic Standard - Zero Tolerance for GM contamination to go?

Postby Shadowgirlau » Wed May 06, 2015 10:41 am

The following article is also something that was in one of my emails. It is again very short and really the beginning of a submission to have your say. It struck me as very pertinent * interesting because over here in the west we have had a court case recently involving two neighbouring farmers and cross contamination between their crops, one was a GM crop & the other an organic crop. So here is the small article -

National Organic Standard - Zero Tolerance for GM contamination to go?
Please submit your comments to: info@oiscc.org by May 7, 2015

Hello All,
Public comment is open till May 7th (or maybe 14th) on application 5 (c) to amend Section 3.3 of the National Organic Standards - Genetic Modification: http://www.oiscc.org/current-submission ... eview.html

Australian Certified Organic (ACO) has applied on the Organic Industry Standards and Certification Council (OISCC) which sets organic standards) to amend the standard. They propose to allow GM contamination without decertification of the place, to avoid future cases like Marsh vs Baxter. But ACO asks the organic industry to bear all responsibility for the impacts of inevitable GM contamination, gutting the GM-free standard and betraying its customers.

Please submit your comments to: info@oiscc.org by May 7, 2015

All the best for good eating to continue,

Bob Phelps
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By the way I also read that Eden Seeds supports the continuation of a zero tolerance policy on GM contamination
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