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Eat Something Good

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What do pet rocks, the Clapper, legwarmers, sauna suits, the Atkins Diet, McDLT, Bartels & Jaymes wine coolers, big hair, Bell Beefers and ThighMasters have in common? They were trends or fads that captured everyone’s attention for a period of time and now are only a fading memory. In her post, Eat Something Good, GMO Answers independent expert, Karri Hammerstrom, writes on how fads should just be seen as fads. As consumers “we should never buy into Read More >

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GMO Answers Takes a Fresh Look at the Value of Popular Commodity Crops

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Each week during the month of February, GMO Answers has planned to introduce a new commodity crop, its role in agricultural production and its relationship to biotechnology and GMOs. Week 1, GMO Answers talked about corn, a major commodity crop - where it’s most commonly grown and why, its many uses, and the types of corn that are available as GM varieties. Corn is planted on about 80 million acres in the U.S., with most of the crop grown Read More >

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Report Shows Continued Global Growth in Biotech Crops

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The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) released its report today on the current global plantings of GM Crops.  The report, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2015, highlights the accumulated hectarage of biotech crops grown in 2014 as well as the key benefits of biotechnology, including alleviation of poverty and hunger by boosting the income of risk-averse small, resource-poor farmers around the world.   According to the report, the United States continued as the lead Read More >

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Agri-Pulse Asserts that Regulatory Delays are Smothering Biotech Innovation

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Agri-Pulse recently published a notable guest opinion editorial by Mark Wagoner,a third generation farmer in Walla Walla County, Washington, and a volunteer board member for Truth About Trade & Technology. Titled Biotech Regulatory Delays Smothering Innovation, Wagoner argues that Brazil is beating the rest of the planet in having an effective biotechnology regulatory system.  He comments that “no country approves safe crops with the newest ag biotech innovations with more speed than Brazil.” Where does the United Read More >

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PG Economics Report Shows GM Crops to Increase Environmental Sustainability

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In a recent press release, BIO’s Cathy Enright calls attention to the recently published PG Economics report, “GM Crops:  Global Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts 1996-2012”. The economic benefits for farmers who use genetically modified (GM) seeds amounted to an average of more than $117/hectare in 2012, according to the PG Economics report. Farmers around the world who use seeds improved with biotechnology are benefiting economically while improving the environmental sustainability of their farming operations. “Half of the Read More >

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