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    @trustskinnychefs - Your question is similar to some already answered by experts on our web site. Please take a look at the responses below, and if we have not adequately answered your question, please submit a new question here: http://gmoanswers.com/ask-your-question.


    "Of course GMO versions of a crop can cross pollinate non-GMO versions of the same crop, but this is nothing new to agriculture. For a very long time it has been necessary to isolate seed production fields of various crops so that the seed will be of the pure, desired type. The size of the buffer needed is something well worked-out depending on the crop and how it is pollinated (self-fertilization, wind, insects, birds...). GMO and non-GMO seed production can be managed in the same way with regard to this issue."


    "There are many ways to have a GMO trait appear in an organic crop other than pollen drift from a nearby neighbor. The planting seed may have been mixed with biotech trait seed, the planter, harvesting equipment, trucks or storage facility may not have been cleaned properly. Pollen from a neighbor is only one of many ways that can affect an organic grower. …
    As an organic grower I communicate with my neighbors and use different planting dates or separation to avoid pollination from any surrounding crops whether from my own biotech crops or those of my neighbors. We choose to grow different crops with different cropping systems, organic, conventional and biotech, all on the same farm and without issues of pollen flow from one to the other."


    "USDA is conducting an investigation, and we are looking into the situation as well. While neither of these investigations is closed, both USDA and Monsanto have stated that all of the evidence collected thus far indicates that the presence of these GM wheat plants is an isolated occurrence on a single farm and GM wheat is not present in the commercial wheat supply. Following is the July 29, 2013 update from USDA-APHIS: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2013/07/pdf/ge_wheat_update.pdf"
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    how do you prevent the seed from naturally blowing in the wind from one farm to another? just this year it was discovered that GMO what already gotten lose and was growing.
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