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Genetic Engineering

About Genetic Engineering:
Genetic Engineering (GE) and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are not a part of organic production.  NOC works hard to ensure that organic seeds and breeds are viable, and receive funding from USDA, and that genetic contamination of organic and non-GE crops is acknowledged, mitigated, and follows the principles of "polluter pays". 


Click the links for additional information on: GE Alfalfa & GE Fish pages



NOC is a proud partner of the Just Label It Campaign! Learn more >


NOC NOSB Comments-CACS Sub-committee-October 1, 2013 Letter to Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry on GMO Labeling (December 4, 2015)

NOC NOSB Comments-CACS Sub-committee-October 1, 2013 Comment on Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities Described in the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology and Developing a Long-Term Strategy for the Regulation of the Products of Biotechnology (November 13, 2015)

NOC NOSB Comments-CACS Sub-committee-October 1, 2013 Comments on the USDA APHIS Workshop on Agricultural Co-existence (May 11, 2015)

NOC NOSB Comments-CACS Sub-committee-October 1, 2013 NOC Comments to USDA "Coexistence" of GMO and Organic Agriculture (March 4, 2014)

NOC NOSB Comments-CACS Sub-committee-October 1, 2013 Organic Farmers Pay the Price for GMO Contamination-- Farmer Survey and Report -

by Food & Water Watch and Organic Farmers' Agency for Relationship Marketing (OFARM) 

(March 3, 2014)

Articles on Genetic Engineering
Monsanto's Growing Monopoly-by Kristina Hubbard, Organic Seed Alliance

Genetic Engineering Resources

Press Release: 150 groups ask USDA to provide more oversight to GE field trial sites. Press Release: 150 groups ask USDA to provide more oversight to GE field trial sites. 

Major Goodman Letter Major Goodman Letter 

"7 Steps to Fair Farming" Plan for GMOs "7 Steps to Fair Farming" Plan for GMOs

10 Reasons Why GMOs Are Not Compatible With Organic by Jim Riddle 10 Reasons Why GMOs Are Not Compatible With Organic by Jim Riddle 

139 Organizations and Farms Sign-On to Letter to USDA Demanding Bio-Tech Regulations 139 Organizations and Farms Sign-On to Letter to USDA Demanding Bio-Tech Regulations 

Blog: Nature Happens - Humans Can't Control Everything, Particularly GE Alfalfa Blog: Nature Happens - Humans Can't Control Everything, Particularly GE Alfalfa 

GMO Contamination Prevention and Market Fairness -What Will it Take? GMO Contamination Prevention and Market Fairness -What Will it Take? 

Op-Ed: The Cost Effective Way To Save the World, by Mardi Mellon and Doug Gurian-Sherman Op-Ed: The Cost Effective Way To Save the World, by Mardi Mellon and Doug Gurian-Sherman 

Genetic Engineering in Agriculture and Food Systems: Selected Resources

Prepared by Dave Rogers, NOFA-VT Policy Advisor, Fall 2011. View the web page >

Robyn O'Brien on GMO health effects

Watch a talk by Robyn O'Brien on GMO health effects. Go to the YouTube page >

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