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Dr. Oz “Editing Down the Truth”

Sarah-Schultz

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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Silicon Valley Enters Into a Promising Relationship with Agriculture

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The Wall Street Journal recently posted a great article on how Silicon Valley is taking agriculture to a whole new level, leading to new innovations that change how our food is grown, transported and sold! Below are some great excerpts from The Wall Street Journal’s Silicon Valley Firms Plant Roots in Farm Belt article but BIO encourages you to read the article in its entirety. The article includes great links and videos. The money involved in U.S. food Read More >

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From a Farmer’s Mouth “Why GMOs Deserve Our Trust”

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When it comes to such a contentious issue as GMO labeling, the focus is often placed on the consumer. “Consumers have the right to know what’s in their food, transparency for consumers, consumers should have choice, etc.” However, we often forget about how GMO labeling will impact those who grow our food. The food supply chain in the United States relies on a system of commingling, grain delivered to the elevator by farmers throughout the Read More >

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Becoming a Master in All Things Related to the Bioeconomy

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In 2002, the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (Innogen) was formed to study the evolution of genomics and life sciences and their far-reaching social and economic implications. As part of the ESRC Genomics Network, Innogen’s research provided a sound base for decision-making in science, industry, policy and public arenas related to the life sciences. Building on this strong body of work, the ESRC Innogen Centre laid the foundation for Read More >

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The Apple is “Now Better Thanks to Genetic Modification”

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In a recent editorial, the Wall Street Journal discusses whether or not the recently USDA approved genetically engineered apple, Arctic® Apple, and potato, Innate™ potato, can win customers amid fear and loathing from interest groups that sow distrust of genetically modified foods, or GMOs. …Arctic and Innate are among the first genetically modified foods pitched in part to consumers, rather than directly to farmers dealing with drought or pests. Like all genetically engineered foods, they’ve undergone extensive safety testing. Arctic apples could help grocery stores Read More >

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