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Moms Urged to Subscribe to the ‘Precautionary Principle’ on GMOs

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“Rather than falling for these tactics, women should take a reasoned look at the facts behind biotechnology and the cost and consequences of the policies activists advance.” – Julie Gunlock BIO wanted to bring attention to a wonderful piece in the National Review Online, titled Biotech’s Mommy Issue: Women are targeted by anti-GMO activists but deserve to know the truth. Julie Gunlock notably blogs on how advertisers and marketing experts push the anti-GMO agenda by Read More >

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Canada Surpasses the US in the Approval of AquaBounty GM Salmon Eggs

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In its recent article titled, AquaBounty GM Salmon Eggs Cleared for Production in Canada, The Fish Site, highlights a much needed success story in the field of animal biotechnology, “Environment Canada, the agency of the Government of Canada with responsibility for regulating environmental policies and issues, has decided that Genetically Modified (GM) AquAdvantage® Salmon from AquaBounty Technologies is not harmful to the environment or human health when produced in contained facilities. “AquaBounty will therefore now Read More >

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Bee Care Team is Buzzing in North Carolina

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Too many people don’t know enough about agriculture and food production. But even fewer know about the important role that bees play in maintaining healthy farming systems. Bees are necessary for plant pollination. Yet many colonies are disappearing due to increasing disease and environmental threats, including a syndrome called Colony Collapse Disorder. “Healthy pollinators are incredibly important in creating and maintaining a healthy, nutritious and sustainable food supply,” says Dick Rogers, apiologist/entomologist with Bayer CropScience. Read More >

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Farmers Will Respond Sustainably to Increased Demand for Food and Fuel

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News of this year’s corn crop should put to rest the debate over whether the nation’s corn crop is redirected for fuel use at the expense of feed for livestock. With the release of its 2013 corn crop report, the USDA has estimated that this year’s corn harvest will hit a new record of 13.99 billion bushels, which is 7% larger than the previous year. Additionally, corn prices are projected at $4.10-$4.90 per bushel, the Read More >

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Farmer’s Right to Choose Ag Biotech

Ag Biotech: Going on the Offense

BIO wanted to highlight several blogs that represent a trend among farmers and dietitians who see benefit, not harm when choosing GM crops. The Foodie Farmer blog is written by Jennie Schmidt who says she loves communicating about what farmers are doing to produce a safe and healthy food supply. Schmidt is a Registered Dietitian and a full-time farmer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In her recent blog, Top 10 Annoying Words About Agriculture, Jennie polled her ties within the ag Read More >

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