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Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Ag Biotech at the BIO 2016 Conference

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In the years since biotech crops were first commercially planted in 1996, farmers worldwide have been enjoying their numerous agronomic, economic, and environmental benefits.  To celebrate 20 years of biotech successes CropLife International is organizing Table for Twenty events around the world throughout the year. These dinner dialogues are bringing together leading voices in agriculture, food policy, and science to reflect back and consider the future of farming. The Council for Biotechnology Information and GMO Read More >

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USTR Chief Ag Negotiator Keynotes #BIO2016 Food and Agriculture Track

Darci Vetter and Former FASGB Jerry Flint, DuPont

On Tuesday, June 09, 2016, Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative, kicked-off the #BIO2016 Food and Agriculture Track. She opened by stating that it is an exciting time to be in agriculture. She argued for the importance of using the latest technologies to help feed a growing population of 9 billion by 2050, especially as we face such challenges as climate change. “At each point of the food and agriculture value chain, technology can Read More >

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Ambassador Darci Vetter to Keynote Food and Ag Track at 2016 BIO International Convention

Darci Vetter

Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, will deliver the keynote address during the Food and Agriculture track at the 2016 BIO International Convention.   As the Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Ambassador Vetter is responsible for bilateral and multilateral negotiations and policy coordination regarding agricultural trade. Prior to her current appointment, Ambassador Vetter served as the Deputy Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) where she oversaw the Read More >

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Scientists! We Need You to Speak Up!

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“Scientists who speak out need to get used to being targeted by mudslingers; it is part of today’s 24/7 world of spin and instant controversies.” In the contentious debate around genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the voice of scientists are often overshadow by the loud and overly-dramatic voice of those who are anti-biotech. In the debate around the safety of GMOs and whether or not we should label foods containing them, the voice of scientists need Read More >

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SAID Meeting on Sept 24 to Discuss Biotech Crop Approvals

Michael Froman

Agriculture in general and biotechnology in particular will be high on the agenda in meetings this week between U.S. and China officials, starting with an all-day session Thursday called the Strategic Agriculture Innovation Dialogue (SAID), according to AgriPulse. The SAID meeting, which isn’t open to the press or public, is supposed to focus on the big picture in technology, finance and innovation and will include discussion of the potential benefits of Big Data as well Read More >

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