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Senate Hearing Stresses Confidence in the Safety, Regulation of GMOs

As the debate over GMO food labeling and the use of biotechnology in agriculture has evolved, the Senate Committee on Agriculture hosted a hearing today, “Agriculture Biotechnology: A Look at Federal Regulation and Stakeholder Perspectives,” to hear perspectives from agency officials, food producers and consumer groups.  Committee members also asked witnesses their perspectives on whether or not GMO foods should require labels.  Committee members emphasized the need for science-based policies and the witness testimonies mostly Read More >

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New Survey Shows What Americans Really Care About When Making Food Decisions

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Cost and nutrition are the two areas most Americans really care about when buying food. According to the 2015 Science and Food Survey released Wednesday by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 92% percent of Americans consider it “somewhat important” to “very important” that food be affordable, followed by the 91% who felt the same way about nutrition. AgWeb reported on the findings of the survey: Those two priorities significantly outranked other food characteristics asked Read More >

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Celebrate #WFD15 By Helping to End Hunger Worldwide

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In 2014, 46.7 million Americans lived in poverty and 48.1 million lived in food-insecure households. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that there are 805 million hungry people in the world. Over 70 percent of food insecure people live in rural areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near East with many of them being family farmers. Everyone is needed to help end food insecurity. Today, organizations, academics and many others across the Read More >

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Bees, Butterflies and Bugs – The Balancing Act

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Each week during October, we invite you to Get to Know GMOs! So far, we have taken a deep dive into the basics of GMOs and explored the sustainable agricultural practices that most don’t attribute to GMOs. Now in week three we are tackling the topic of GMOs and pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and other beneficial bugs and insects. Bees Pollinators, such as bees, are very important not only to agriculture, but also essential for biodiversity. Bees collect Read More >

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Who Exactly Say Biotech Foods are Safe?

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To understand the safety of food biotech, it helps to look at the numbers. There are thousands of studies on biotech crops published, billions of pounds of biotech foods eaten, and there are zero illnesses (human or animal) resulting of consuming biotech foods. The sole mission of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is to effectively communicate science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good. The key word here is science-based. Once of IFIC’s guiding pricinples is to Read More >

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