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Prominent Washington State Newspapers Urge NO on Initiative 522

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The Seattle Times, The Columbian, The News Tribune and The Daily Herald are just a few of Washington state’s leading publications urging voters to check no on the upcoming state ballot Initiative 522, requiring labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs), seeds and seed products sold in Washington. With the voting on ballot Initiative 522 nearing a close, the Vote No on 522 site did a wonderful job of compiling top quotes of notable Washington state Read More >

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BIO Celebrates World Food Day!

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How Ag Biotech Can Help End World Hunger Today, organizations, academics and many others across the United States and Canada are celebrating World Food Day by devising efforts to end global hunger.  Established in 1979 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Food Day brings together organizations from around the world to mobilize advocacy campaigns and events to strengthen the political will to end world hunger. The theme for World Read More >

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Confused Consumers are a Desirable Bonus of I-522

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With less than a month out, Washington State Initiative 522 continues to garner more and more attention of state voters. If enacted, the law would require labeling of genetically engineered foods on the packaging of raw agricultural commodities, processed foods, and seed and seed stock, or on retail shelf signage for unpackaged products. Exemptions to these regulations would be provided under the measure.  If found in violation of not meeting the labeling requirements, offenders could Read More >

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100+ Ag Organizations and Academics Applaud World Food Prize’s Biotech Focus

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The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.  The Prize recognizes contributions in any field involved in the world food supply – food and agriculture science and technology, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, economics, poverty alleviation, political leadership and the social sciences.  It emphasizes the importance of a nutritious and sustainable food supply for all Read More >

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Hawaiian State Legislature’s Selective Memory toward Papaya Saving Science

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In recent years, the papaya fruit has become a leading export for the island of Hawaii with it being the island’s second-largest fruit crop with an estimated value of $18 million.  The fruit has also served as a key source of Vitamins A and C for native Hawaiians, which would otherwise be difficult and expensive for them to obtain elsewhere.  This was not always the case for Hawaiian agriculture, especially as it relates to this Read More >

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