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Op-Ed: Ten good reasons why GMOs are not compatible with organic agriculture
This article was first printed in the May/June 2010 issue of the Organic Broadcaster, published by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service.
Despite fundamental differences in what they represent, there are occasional calls to allow the use of genetic engineering (which produces genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs) within the USDA National Organic Program. GMO varietiesare currently most widespread in corn, soybean, canola and cotton crops, in dairy production, and in minor ingredients, such as dairy cultures, used in food processing, but new products are being introduced and commercialized.
Here are 10 essential points that I believe show why GMOs are incompatible with organic production: