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Pew Study on Attitudes towards GMOs & Organics Gains Media Attention

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A number of mainstream media outlets reported over the weekend on the Pew Research Center report released last week examining the differing views on organic foods and GMOs. NPR:  A lot of Americans don’t care what scientists think about GMOs. For instance, 39 percent of the survey participants believe that GM foods are worse for your health than non-GM food. However, there’s essentially no scientific evidence to support that belief – a conclusion confirmed most Read More >

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Building A Better Bean Story

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Soybeans have gone through a biotechnological revolution. Through intensive studies and research programs, scientists have pioneered new ways for the soybean to enhance our food production systems. Dr. Thomas Clemente, Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor in Biotechnology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has written a guest post at the GMO Answers Forbes.com site highlighting the many benefits of soy. One of the new applications for soybeans is in fish food in aquaculture.  Clemente writes: Fish Read More >

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NYT Misses the Point on Yields, Pesticides and What Farmers Need

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Industry experts, academics, farmers and growers have plenty to say about an October 30 article in The New York Times. Authored by Danny Hakim, NYT investigative reporter out of the London bureau, Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops, is critical of biotechnology and claims that it “has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides.” Politico’s Morning Ag did a nice job of Read More >

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Organic and Non-GMO Candy… Trick or Treat??

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Julie Kelly explains in the Chicago Tribune that organic candy might be a trend, but it might be more of a trick than a treat: Did you know that eating organic jelly beans is a way of life?  Me neither. But apparently it’s a thing. In a video posted recently on the Jelly Belly website, Linda Rowland Brasher, the company’s president and CEO, excitedly discusses its new organic jelly beans: “Organic isn’t just a trend Read More >

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GMOs Will Only Grow In Impact

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Our world is facing challenges that can only be met by increasing the pace of innovation. That means we need to farm smarter – using all available technologies in ways that will enable us to value crop productivity and biodiversity equally. Dr. Robert Fraley has written a new column at the GMO Answers Forbes.com site, “GMOs Will Only Grow in Impact.”  He wonders why GMOs and other advanced biotech tools are expected to have an Read More >

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