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Exclusive: Has GMO Alfalfa Already Contaminated Non-Alfalfa Fields?

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  • Despite a strong and vocal opposition, genetically engineered Roundup-resistant alfalfa was approved in late 2011. Conventional alfalfa farmers were concerned that their conventional alfalfa would be contaminated through cross-pollination
  • When Roundup Ready alfalfa was approved, 93 percent of conventional alfalfa was grown without the use of herbicides, which raised serious questions about the motive for the approval
  • Washington State agriculture officials are now testing alfalfa for GMO contamination after a farmer’s hay was rejected for export. His conventional hay tested positive for GE alfalfa
  • Washington State will vote on GMO labeling in November. The people's initiative 522 will require food sold in retail outlets to be labeled if it contains genetically engineered ingredients
  • Mounting research shows that glyphosate disrupts metabolic functions in plants, animals and humans, and induce chronic disease in all three

By Dr. Mercola


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