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American Consumers Betrayed ~ Organic Elite Crushed By Monsanto

By Theodora Filis



After years of fighting to keep Monsanto's Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation's 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America's organic consumers and producers have been betrayed. The self-appointed Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, have crushed under the weight of Monsanto.

Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto's controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for "coexistence" with Monsanto and US Secretary of Agriculture,Tom Vilsack.

Tom Vilsack, this week approved widespread planting of genetically modified alfalfa.

The Center for Food Safety criticized the announcement that the USDA will once again allow unlimited, nation-wide commercial planting of Monsanto’s genetically-engineered (GE) Roundup Ready alfalfa, despite the many r…