Category Archives: Farmer Gene

“It’s the Economy, stupid”

BIO is in Chicago for the 2010 BIO International Convention.  Visit this space for updates direct from our food and ag sessions. “It’s the Economy, stupid” by Val Giddings and Jens Katzek It is said that President Bill Clinton used this sentence, when focusing his campaign staff: “It’s the economy, stupid!” This sentence came to mind during a session exploring the wheat market and the potential impact that genetic engineering might have, in a BIO Read More >

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To Find a Drop of Water in Lake Michigan

BIO is in Chicago for the 2010 BIO International Convention.  Visit this space for updates direct from our food and ag sessions. New GM Crops and Their Asynchronous Approval: Implications for International Trade By Jens Katzek No-one seriously doubts that global trade is an essential of the wealth created over the last forty years in countries we used to number in the “third world.” They are today some of the most powerful economies on earth. Read More >

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Consumer Support Is Within Reach in Race for Better Food Supply

BIO is in Chicago for the 2010 BIO International Convention.  Visit this space for updates direct from our food and ag sessions. By Randy Krotz Producing a better and more abundant food supply is nothing new to the agricultural biotech industry. For more than a decade, producers around the globe have increasingly put the powerful first generation biotech traits to work in major row crops.  These traits have provided insect protection and herbicide tolerance to Read More >

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Science vs Brainwashing – Climate change a challenge also for plant breeding

BIO is in Chicago for the 2010 BIO International Convention.  Visit this space for updates direct from our food and ag sessions. By Jens Katzek Policy decisions should be made on the basis of three principles:  Science, science and  – no surprise – science. This was the primary take home message from the “Leadership Summit on Climate Change” on Monday afternoon May, 3rd. The speakers came from a thrilling mix different experiences. Roger Beachy, now Read More >

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Biotech Crops Contribute to Sustainable Farming and Global Food Affordability

PG Economics released April 28 its latest reports detailing the global economic and environmental benefits of biotech crops. Since 1996, biotech crop adoption has contributed to reducing the release of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, decreased pesticide spraying, significantly boosted farmers’ incomes and resulted in lower real world prices for corn, canola, soybeans and the main derivatives of these crops,” said Graham Brookes, director of PG Economics, co-author of the reports. “The technology has also Read More >

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