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Earth Day 2015: How Biotech Has Revolutionized Farming and Transformed the Global Bioeconomy

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Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation Read More >

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Inventors of Life-Saving Golden Rice Receive Prestigious Patents for Humanitarian Award

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On Monday, April 21, 2015, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the recipients of the 2015 Patents for Humanity Award.  Among the winners, scientists from the Golden Rice Project were honored with a humanitarian award for their work in developing a food that could save the lives of millions around the world. Dr. Adrian Dubock, who as a former scientist at the agro-chemicals company Syngenta, helped Read More >

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BIO and the American Farm Bureau Team Up to Talk About GMOs

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Biotechnology in plant agriculture has come to mean the process of intentionally making a copy of a gene for a desired trait from one plant or organism and using it in another plant. The result is a GMO (genetically modified organism). Genetically Modified Organisms are are often a hot and contentious topic of conversation when it comes to American agriculture. Consumers generally have many questions about GMOs including what foods are they in?; are they safe?; Read More >

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Live the GMOA Experience at SXSW!

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You may have already read my blog GMO Answers Leaves an Impression at SXSW but I wanted to share some great videos from our time at South by Southwest. Just to recap: GMO Answers recently went to SXSW to talk with consumers about their questions and concerns about GMOs and how our food is grown. At the GMO Answers booth we brought the farm indoors, featuring corn, canola and cotton plants on the expo floor, for attendees to experience Read More >

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Dr. Oz “Editing Down the Truth”

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On her Nurse Loves Farmer blog, Sarah Schultz discusses Dr. Oz’s recent broadcast criticizing pesticide use – glyphosate in particular – and Schultz discloses that she was asked by Oz producers to participate in that episode: “I will be completely honest that while I am so honored his producer reached out to me to talk a bit about agriculture, I was also hesitant because I know how Dr. Oz has showcased his opinions of agriculture Read More >

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