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Seed contamination can occur when farms cross-pollinate, or when waterways carry contaminants into other fields.

Genetic Drift: Protecting Your Crops from Contamination

The impact of genetic drift can affect my farm, my planting plans, my certification, my income — not on just a few rows, but possibly on many acres. The scariest part of this reality is that the farmer won’t know if contamination has occurred until it’s too late, and then there is relatively little he […]

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Farmers Battle GMO Contamination

Food & Water Watch in partnership with the Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing (OFARM) released survey results revealing contamination from GMO crops is happening and non-GMO farmers are paying the price. The survey of farmers across 17 states is an effort to fill the data gap that was used to justify an inadequate policy […]

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Synthetic Nitrogen Lingers for Decades

Nitrogen fertilizer applied to crops lingers in the soil and leaks out as nitrate for decades towards groundwater — “much longer than previously thought,” scientists in France and at the University of Calgary say in a study. Thirty years after synthetic nitrogen (N) fertilizer had been applied to crops in 1982, about 15 percent of […]