USDA knew Monsanto planting GMO perennial alfalfa before approval


(NaturalNews) A little more than a year ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made the disastrous decision to deregulate Monsanto's Roundup-Ready alfalfa, even though the agency's sham of an environmental impact report failed to prove that GM alfalfa is at all safe or necessary. It has now come to light that Monsanto released GM alfalfa into the wild years before it was initially deregulated in 2005 -- and the USDA was apparently fully aware of this, but did nothing about it.

Reporting for Activist Post, Cassandra Anderson and Anthony Gucciardi explain that a letter to the USDA dated April 5, 2007, from Cal/West Seeds, a California-based seed company, shows that Monsanto's GM alfalfa had been in cultivation years before the first deregulation of the crop in 2005. That letter reveals that Monsanto's GM traits were already turning up in conventional alfalfa seed in 2005, which means GM traits were in use at least two years before that in 2003.

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GMO alfalfa is not just another crop though. It is a perennial crop. That means it keeps on coming back and is highly pervasive in the environment. It is also a feed crop for livestock in the organic food supply and thus the risk extends to all organic milk-based products. That's why this crop is the line in the sand for food safety activists.

The only way to protect the food supply against total destruction is to initiate a complete ban on all GM crops, beginning first with perennial crops. And the best way the public can help achieve this at this point, aside from literally destroying GM crop fields by hand, is to support local and national GMO labeling laws:

The threat of GMO's which destroy our digestive system, must result in the complete banning in the US the same as already in place in many countries including most of Europe. Support GMO labelling laws now at:

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Of course they know, they also know that if they can wipe out all the other plants they would be the only one holding patents to the plants there left on earth. That means a pretty much own everything on earth. Which is the plan in the first place.