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Innovation and Choice: Leading Today’s GMO Conversations

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To commemorate 20 years of biotech innovation, we invited a diverse group of experts in academia, agriculture, science and media to discuss “The Future of GMOs & Their Role in Sustainability.” During the discussion, experts explored the impact of biotechnology and what’s next in the future. Through lively discussion and debate, several key points came to light. Naomi Stevens, global head of Market Acceptance for Seeds at Bayer, notes that the farmers who produce our food Read More >

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A Sheep Named Dolly – A Look at the First Cloned Animal Twenty Years Later!

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On July 5, 1996, scientists at Scotland’s Roslin Institute announced that they had successfully cloned the first animal from an adult cell — a sheep named Dolly. Dolly was the first mammal to be successfully cloned using somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) technology. This technique makes it possible to produce multiple animals from a single donor, and involves transferring the genetic information from a cell from the body of an animal into an empty oocyte, or egg. Read More >

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American Farm Bureau Federation: Price Tag on July 4th Picnic Holds Steady

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“Americans will be paying a bit more for their Fourth of July barbecues this year, but the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) says the tab can still come in at less than $6 a person,” AgriPulse reported in its June 29th newsletter. A total of 79 Farm Bureau members (volunteer shoppers) in 26 states checked retail prices for summer cookout foods at their local grocery stores for this informal survey. AgriPulse reported the results: “Meat prices are helping Read More >

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Once Again Greenpeace is in the Hotseat!

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Do you remember in 2013 when a large group of angry farmers attacked and destroyed a field trial of genetically modified rice in the Philippines? It made headlines across the globe because GM rice has shown to have the potential to reduce Vitamin-A deficiencies causing blindness and death in many children living in the developing world. We later learned that these attackers weren’t all farmers but in fact were mostly Greenpeace activists. Ironic since Greenpeace’s motto is to “change attitudes and Read More >

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How GMOs Fit Into the Farm Toolbox

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GMOs are a valuable tool on the farm, but they’re not the only one. In a new post on the GMO Answers Forbes.com page, Katie Pratt, an Illinois farmer, discusses what goes into her farm toolbox: On the farm our tools range from the typical tractor and seeds to tablets and satellites.  While some are more important than others, each tool has its place and without the others would not be as effective or efficient. Probably Read More >

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