Organic groups at odds over GMO labeling bill

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food groceriesBy a unanimous vote of its board of directors, the organic farmer-controlled Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association has withdrawn its membership from the Organic Trade Association. The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association announced the move last week because a small number of OTA board members endorsed the Senate’s GMO labeling bill. The Seed Growers Association called the bipartisan labeling bill “dangerous” because it preempts “existing strong state GMO Labeling laws” that the group say are widely supported by the organic industry. The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association was a member of the Organic Trade Association for eight years.