GMO Contamination: What's an Organic Farmer to Do? Webinar

Organic Agriculture March 31, 2011|Print

About the webinar:
Genetically engineered corn, soy, canola, alfalfa, oh my! What should organic farmers do to minimize GMO contamination of their organic crops? Jim Riddle, University of Minnesota, will share ideas to minimize genetic trespass during planning, planting, production, harvest, storage, and transport.

Resources from the webinar:

Slides from the webinar as a pdf file: http://cop.extension.org/mediawiki/files/0/09/RiddleGMOMarch92011.pdf

List of GMO Testing Labs: http://cop.extension.org/mediawiki/files/c/cf/GMO_testing_-1.pdf

About the presenter:
Jim Riddle has worked for over 26 years as an organic farmer, inspector, author, policy analyst and educator. He was founding chair of the International Organic Inspectors Association, (IOIA), and co-author of the IFOAM/IOIA International Organic Inspection Manual. He has trained hundreds of organic inspectors throughout the world. Jim served on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Organic Advisory Task Force from 1991-2009, and was instrumental in passage of Minnesota’s landmark organic certification cost-share program. Since January 2006, Jim has worked as the University of Minnesota’s Organic Outreach Coordinator. Jim is former chair of the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board, and is a leading voice for organic agriculture.

About eOrganic

eOrganic is the Organic Agriculture Community of Practice at eXtension.org. Our website  at http:www.extension.org/organic_production contains articles, videos, and webinars for farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, certifiers, researchers and educators seeking reliable information on organic agriculture, published research results, farmer experiences, and certification. The content is collaboratively authored and reviewed by our community of University researchers and Extension personnel, agricultural professionals, farmers, and certifiers with experience and expertise in organic agriculture.

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.

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