Farm Bureau Supports USDA Decision on Biotechnology and Coexistence
Washington--The American Farm Bureau Federation supports the Agriculture Department's decision to move forward with an important recommendation about biotechnology and coexistence. The recommendation, from the final report of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology & 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), is to foster communication and collaboration to strengthen coexistence among farmers.
However, noted AFBF President Bob Stallman in a statement, "We are disappointed by the implication from activist groups opposed to modern farming practices that there is widespread disagreement when it comes to coexistence and agricultural biotechnology. Frankly, that assertion does not hold up to scrutiny."