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Silicon Valley Enters Into a Promising Relationship with Agriculture

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The Wall Street Journal recently posted a great article on how Silicon Valley is taking agriculture to a whole new level, leading to new innovations that change how our food is grown, transported and sold! Below are some great excerpts from The Wall Street Journal’s Silicon Valley Firms Plant Roots in Farm Belt article but BIO encourages you to read the article in its entirety. The article includes great links and videos. The money involved in U.S. food Read More >

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From a Farmer’s Mouth “Why GMOs Deserve Our Trust”

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When it comes to such a contentious issue as GMO labeling, the focus is often placed on the consumer. “Consumers have the right to know what’s in their food, transparency for consumers, consumers should have choice, etc.” However, we often forget about how GMO labeling will impact those who grow our food. The food supply chain in the United States relies on a system of commingling, grain delivered to the elevator by farmers throughout the Read More >

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The Apple is “Now Better Thanks to Genetic Modification”

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In a recent editorial, the Wall Street Journal discusses whether or not the recently USDA approved genetically engineered apple, Arctic® Apple, and potato, Innate™ potato, can win customers amid fear and loathing from interest groups that sow distrust of genetically modified foods, or GMOs. …Arctic and Innate are among the first genetically modified foods pitched in part to consumers, rather than directly to farmers dealing with drought or pests. Like all genetically engineered foods, they’ve undergone extensive safety testing. Arctic apples could help grocery stores Read More >

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“The Weight of Evidence Strongly Suggests that Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer.”

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In recent news, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that it has labeled the widely used herbicide glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic” to humans in its upcoming review of the product.  Unfortunately, since IARC is an agency of the World Health Organization, the report has been seen as having some credibility. However the report is not as accurate as it appears.  GMO Answers expert Dr. Michael Greenberg explains his post flaws within IARC’s findings: Read More >

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How Genetics Can Help Solve World Hunger

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Forbes’ Jessica Dean did a well thought out piece on the accomplishments achieved by Dr. Pamela Ronald, plant pathology professor at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Pamela Ronald is also the Director of the Laboratory for Crop Genetics Innovation at the University of California, Davis and serves as Director of Grass Genetics at the Joint Bioenergy Institute in Emeryville, California. Dr. Ronald’s is best known for her contribution to engineering rice for resistance to disease and tolerance to flooding, which seriously threaten Read More >

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