with a link to their response to the Huffington Post article that appears in the Huffington Post.
Now more than ever we all need to stand together in opposition to GE alfalfa. We need to unite in action to restore sanity to our food system, protect farmers, and preserve consumer choice. A thoroughly inaccurate, irresponsible and deeply misguided attack on Stonyfield, Whole Foods and Organic Valley by Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association represented a truly painful example of why progressives are being outflanked by far more disciplined conservatives in this country. Continue reading
(They tweeted me the link to this message on their Facebook site. )
Yesterday Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association posted a blog which left us a bit baffled. In it he accused Organic Valley (along with Stonyfield Farm and Whole Foods Market) of “surrendering to Monsanto.” While the USDA may have surrendered to Monsanto, we most certainly did not. We’ve been fighting against GMO and biotech since the beginning of our cooperative in 1988, and have expended more effort and resources fighting GMOs than any other organic company.
In recent months, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has asked for stakeholders to weigh-in on the USDA’s impending decision regarding GMO alfalfa, and we were a part of these talks. Organic Valley has advocated to keep GMO alfalfa off the market from the start, and this was originally an option according to the USDA. Continue reading