Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dr. Roger Beachy is "pragmatic, not an ideologue"

Organic and small farm advocates have criticized Beachy’s appointment because he supports genetic modification of seeds. Beachy said in an interview he hopes those groups will learn that he is “pragmatic, not an ideologue,” but added that he regrets that the definition of organic food excludes genetic modification. Beachy said he shares with organic advocates the goal of reducing use of pesticides.
Complete article by Jerry Hagstrom,Agweek Published: 10/19/2009