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Organic standards strictly prohibit the use of genetically modified organisms in organic production. For organic farmers, that means canola can be a problem weed. Canola seeds in a crop sample can prevent an organic sale.
This article covers a report that is an untruthful and indefensible indictment of Canada’s organic farmers and businesses, who take great pride in providing consumers with a complete seed-to-fork system premised on integrity, traceability and transparency.
The recent clinical report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) evaluates the health and environmental “advantages and disadvantages” of organic and highlights many diverse attributes of organic food and farming (see OTA’s press release). This report comes on the heels of a Stanford University meta-analysis that examined similar questions. OTA is monitoring mainstream media coverage, and unfortunately, once again, the inclination to be sensational has led to misleading headlines about the AAP conclusions. In response, OTA has prepared the following talking points for your reference and use.
GUELPH, Ont. – There’s a new genetically modified crop on the horizon that some say is jeopardizing the entire Canadian organic farming industry.
Organic farmers across the country are sounding the alarm bells on the state of alfalfa, one small plant with a massive role in organic farming.