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    GMOs. Not in your backyard?



    You may have seen the news that genetically engineered bent grass seeds, designed for golf courses and lawns nationwide, can travel over 13 miles in the open - spreading pesticide resistance to relatives near and far?

    The news highlights a major concern about Genetically Engineered Organisms (GMOs): how far can genetically engineered traits travel and what happens when GMOs cross breed with non-GMOs?

    For organic farmers, the spread of GMOs could cost them their livelihoods. So it is no wonder that they taken notice and started local GE- FREE campaigns across the US.

    Join us this week with host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as we learn more about the grass roots movements for GE Free neighborhoods.


    This Week's Guests:

    Renata Brillinger — Director of Californians for GE-Free Agriculture




    Amy Shollenberger — Policy Director, Rural Vermont




    Ryan Rich — farmer, Four Elements Organics




    More information:

  • Read about Californians local efforts
  • Learn more about the Rural Vermont campaign
  • Learn about the San Luis Obispo GE FREE campaign




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