The United States has absolutely no buffer zones to protect non-GMO crops from GMO crops, and this simply won’t work considering a newly published, 10-year risk assessment study that has found that GMO corn can contaminate non-GMO corn varieties up to 2.8 mile away.
This is exactly what organic farmers, and non-GMO supporters warned us about decades ago.
In 1998, just two years after the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on a grand scale, many farmers received letters from Monsanto stating that they were illegally growing their ‘patented’ seed varieties – even those who never purchased a single Monsanto, or Big Biotech seed. Since then thousands of farmers all over the world have had to stand up to Monsanto’s claims of patent infringement in Federal Courts with just one judge (often with deep ties to the biotech industry) and absolutely no jury.
Biotech has tried to minimize the obvious laws of nature that govern pollen dispersal. However, the new study looked at 216 sites in Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium from 2001 to 2010 to analyze Bt pollen spread. Sampling methods were standardized but taken from within the same field and up to 4.45 km away.