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BIO and the American Farm Bureau Team Up to Talk About GMOs

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Biotechnology in plant agriculture has come to mean the process of intentionally making a copy of a gene for a desired trait from one plant or organism and using it in another plant. The result is a GMO (genetically modified organism). Genetically Modified Organisms are are often a hot and contentious topic of conversation when it comes to American agriculture. Consumers generally have many questions about GMOs including what foods are they in?; are they safe?; Read More >

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Live the GMOA Experience at SXSW!

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You may have already read my blog GMO Answers Leaves an Impression at SXSW but I wanted to share some great videos from our time at South by Southwest. Just to recap: GMO Answers recently went to SXSW to talk with consumers about their questions and concerns about GMOs and how our food is grown. At the GMO Answers booth we brought the farm indoors, featuring corn, canola and cotton plants on the expo floor, for attendees to experience Read More >

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Dr. Oz “Editing Down the Truth”

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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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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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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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