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Former Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food Safety Speaks Out for Animal Ag

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The Former Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food Safety, Dr. Richard Raymond, recently argued for greater support around animal ag technology as a  tool that can help feed a rapidly growing world population. Meatingplace.com published his piece Animal Ag Needs Safe Technologies to Feed Growing Population. “The key word is SAFE. Technology must be safe for the animals, for us humans and for our environment or I will not endorse it. “Many anti-animal agriculture folks talk a Read More >

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Agri-Pulse Asserts that Regulatory Delays are Smothering Biotech Innovation

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Agri-Pulse recently published a notable guest opinion editorial by Mark Wagoner,a third generation farmer in Walla Walla County, Washington, and a volunteer board member for Truth About Trade & Technology. Titled Biotech Regulatory Delays Smothering Innovation, Wagoner argues that Brazil is beating the rest of the planet in having an effective biotechnology regulatory system.  He comments that “no country approves safe crops with the newest ag biotech innovations with more speed than Brazil.” Where does the United Read More >

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Report Shows Biotech Crop Varieties Continue to be Preferred By U.S. Farmers

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Tom Saidak reported for BioBased Digest on the latest U.S. adoption data for genetically engineered varieties of corn, cotton and soybeans. In Washington, BIO commented on the USDA’s Economic Research Service Report, Genetically engineered varieties of corn, upland cotton, and soybeans, by State and for the Unites States, 2000-14. Key findings for 2014 included 94 percent of all soybeans grown in the U.S., 93 percent of all corn, and 96 percent of all cotton are Read More >

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The ‘What’s the Point’ Category for GMO Labeling Bills

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Lawmakers have so much work to do, and few days left in which to do it. Formal sessions will end July 31. These bills and a slew of others should be organized under a new heading: ‘Don’t Bother.’ –The Boston Herald “A Back Burner Beckons,” July 21, 2014 Vermont has recently passed a state law that requires food manufacturers to label certain foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Vermont’s next door neighbor, Massachusetts, has similar Read More >

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BIO Highlights the Importance of Care and Use of Animals at 2014 Livestock Biotech Summit

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The 2014 Summit will be held September 16-19, 2014, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Programming at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit will address new methods for ensuring optimal care and use of agricultural animals for a range of applications. “Can you imagine a time when cures to life threatening diseases are developed faster and at less cost or when technologies to improve the environmental footprint of animal agriculture are Read More >

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