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Panelists Talk GMOs at BIO Convention

Panelists Talk GMOs at BIO Convention

On Monday at BIO’s International Convention, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) hosted The Food Dialogues: Chicago, bringing together farmers, industry experts, scientists, pundits, media and consumers with varying perspectives. The panel called “The Straight Story on Biotech In Agriculture: The Media and its Impact on Consumers” featured moderator Ron Insana, CNCB and financial industry expert. Opening remarks from Congressman Rodney Davis (Ill.) and Robert Flider, director of Illinois Department of Agriculture set the Read More >

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Diverse Panel Announced for Straight Story on Ag Biotech Discussion

Diverse Panel Announced for Straight Story on Ag Biotech Discussion

Next week as the BIO International Convention comes to Chicago, centered in America’s heartland where food commodities are exchanged and philosophies about agricultural production are debated, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) will host The Food Dialogues, which bring together farmers, industry experts, scientists, pundits, media and consumers with varying perspectives. The Food Dialogues: Chicago panel on April 22 at the BIO Convention is called, “The Straight Story on Biotech In Agriculture: The Media and its Read More >

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Don’t Misrepresent the Farmer Assurance Provision

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There has been quite a lot of hoopla in the anti-biotech community over a tiny provision in the spending bill recently signed by President Obama. The “Farmer Assurance Provision” protects farmers and growers when a previously approved and deregulated biotech seed becomes the subject of frivolous lawsuits. Opposition groups such as the Center for Food Safety use the judicial system to challenge USDA’s regulatory authority that governs biotech crops and to potentially halt the use of the Read More >

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Let’s Talk Biotech Food

Biotech Food

Last week The Oregonian published an editorial called “Lawmakers should slow down on GMO labeling, a drive based on fear” saying Oregon lawmakers should not pass House Bill 2532 and other like it aiming to label GMOs: “Under this proposed law, any food deriving its growth or production from a GMO would need to feature a ‘prominent statement’ on the packaging that it contains genetically altered material. Never mind that more than 80 percent of Read More >

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A Scientist Pope and High-Tech Catholicism

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The USA Today ran an op-ed authored by John Rigolizzo, a New Jersey farmer and a volunteer board member of Truth About Trade & Technology: “As Catholic cardinals selected Pope Francis in Rome, we watched an ancient church at its most medieval: obedient to tradition, cloaked in secrecy, and waiting for white smoke. The papal conclave appeared positively anti-modern. Yet in another sense, the Vatican stands in the vanguard of science and technology. It’s one Read More >

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