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GMO Answers Addresses Consumer Concerns Through Poll

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On March 19, GMO Answers announced results from a national survey identifying the top questions consumers have about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how our food is grown. The survey was commissioned by GMO Answers and the Council for Biotechnology Information and was carried out by Ipsos, a global market research company. Participants were asked: The following are questions some people have asked about GMOs. Which of the following questions around the use of GMOs Read More >

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BIO Attends HCIA/Hawaii Chamber “Biotech Week”

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Hears Stories from Local Papaya Farmers Monday, March 17 marked the beginning of the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association (HCIA)/Hawaii Chamber “Biotech Week” in Honolulu. Well-attended by employees of the seed companies and many farmers at the state capital and elected officials, the event reminded everyone of the importance of biotechnology in the agricultural community of Hawaii. During my time there, I was able to hear first-hand accounts of the role that biotech has played in the Read More >

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A Great Iowan Remembered Today

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Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Statue Unveiled Today, March 25th at 11:00amEST, Dr. Norman Borlaug was honored for his contributions to the field of agriculture and his effort to eradicate world hunger as his statue was unveiled at the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Norman Borlaug would have been 100 years old on this day, but his legacy still carries on. The ceremony included tributes from Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Iowa Governor Read More >

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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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