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The Legacy of Norman Borlaug “Father of the Green Revolution” Lives On

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On March 25, Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Father of the Green Revolution, would have celebrated his 100th birthday. In commemoration, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi jointly announced a ceremony to observe the famous Nobel Peace Prize winner on March 25 in the National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol. Dr. Borlaug was raised in a town called Cresco located Read More >

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A Lack of Correlation Between Herbicide Glyphosate and Celiac Disease

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A recent review article published by Samsel and Seneff, argued for a possible link between the incidence of celiac disease in the United States and the use of the herbicide glyphosate. There was a great piece on our GMO Answers page which notably refutes these findings and examines the flaws in the study as it was carried out. Visit here to read “Steve Savage Addresses Samsel and Seneff study, ‘Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac Read More >

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Julie Borlaug: Biotech Is Necessary In Fight Against Hunger

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Julie Borlaug, granddaughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and father of the Green Revolution Dr. Norman Borlaug, recently spoke on the importance of agricultural biotechnology. Presenting on February 27 at the 9th Annual Ag Issues Forum in San Antonio, Borlaug talked to attendees about the misconceptions around the topic of GMOs and the term organic. The forum, presented by Bayer CropScience, was held in advance of the annual Commodity Classic, which is touted as the “nation’s largest Read More >

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Crop Scientists Group Promotes its Position Against GMO Labeling

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“Analysis of over 25 years of research, representing thousands of independent studies, shows that GM crops are as safe as crops derived from traditional breeding methods.” On March 7, 2014, the Crop Science Society of America, an international organization that claims 6,000 crop scientists as its members, released its report supporting the safety of biotechnology and announcing its opposition to the mandatory labeling of GM crops. “Requiring labels for foods with GM crops could serve Read More >

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Crop Coexistence Continues to Work for Farmers

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In November 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) solicited comments to better identify ways to foster communication and collaboration among those involved in diverse agricultural production systems in order to further agricultural coexistence.  This solicitation of comments was initiated in response to recommendations from the USDA’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology & 21st Century Agriculture. To demonstrate a broad industry coalition on the matter of coexistence, a group of 12 agricultural organizations including BIO, submitted Read More >

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