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Posted: April 13 2011
Vilsack seeks biotech/organic co-existence, not a USDA-dictated solution
By Jon H. Harsch
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WASHINGTON, April 6 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told organic producers Wednesday that changes are needed to protect farmers' ability to farm they way they like, whether using biotech, conventional, or organic practices. Speaking at an Organic Trade Association policy conference, he said he considers it his job not to dictate “co-existence” rules but instead to get the “good, hard-working, fundamentally sound folks” on both sides of the biotech issue to agree on reasonable solutions among themselves.
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