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GMO Answers Kicks-off its Second Year with New Media

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To kick off our second year, GMO Answers is excited to share new videos, articles, and more of our popular visual mythbusters! Here are some examples of our new content. On the Studies and Articles page at GMOAnswers.com, we recently posted  a blog piece by Richard Green intended to help readers understand what scientific consensus really means. In his article, Green also lists a number of “well-respected” organizations and shares their statements supporting the safety of GMO Read More >

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For 2014 LBS – Early Bird Rates Plus a Complimentary Registration!

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BIO Livestock Biotech Summit September 16–18, 2014 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota We know that getting out of the office for a few days and attending a seminar is always educational and fun. It’s also better with a friend. More so with two other colleagues. Through August 29, 2014, when your organization purchases two (2) early-bird registrations at the full rate, you will be eligible to receive one (1) additional registration complimentary. Just complete your Read More >

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Ohio: Consider Some of the Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods

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Jack Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, wrote a wonderful op-ed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the use of agricultural biotechnology in food production: Some technologies enjoy nearly universal approval. What’s not to like about safer cars, better health diagnostics and instant access to virtually all the world’s knowledge? But high tech on a fork? Now there’s something that for some folks is hard to swallow. When I agreed to Read More >

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Like Dominoes they Fall – the GMO Labeling Bills Nationwide.

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Last week, the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (commonly called the state legislature) went into recess. While it is a year-round legislature, bills not passed by the end of last week are now considered dead. This would include the GMO labeling bill which proponents only weeks earlier had proclaimed to be supported by the majorities of both the House and Senate. However, a large coalition of agricultural and food organizations spent several months Read More >

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Scotland, Kenya Come Together to Study Livestock Genetics

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Scientists from Scotland and Kenya will work together in a new international center focused on studying livestock genetics to improve the health and productivity of tropical farm animals, according to a statement by the The Roslin Institute. GenomeWeb Daily covered the announcement: A joint effort between the University of Edinburgh, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), and Kenya’s International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health will develop technologies to help farmers Read More >

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