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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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GMO Labels Won’t Make Your Food Safer

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As Congress returns to Washington, D.C. following Spring recess, the debate over GMO food labeling continues.  Senate leaders insist that the issue is a priority that should be rectified with a GMO food labeling system implemented at the national level to avoid the cost and confusion associated with a state-by-state patchwork of differing laws. The devil is in the details, however, as policymakers try to draft legislation to please both sides of the debate. Meanwhile, Read More >

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CBS News Reports: “Food Fight Over GMOs”

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On Sunday, January 17, 2016, CBS’s Barry Peterson reports on the ongoing food labeling debate around genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The segment addresses whether or not GMOs are really unsafe for consumers or are certain groups neglecting and ignoring the scientific basis around genetically modified crops. In the video, CBS reports that such prestigious scientific organizations as the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization, and the National Academy of Sciences all say hundreds of peer-reviewed studies Read More >

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Bees, Butterflies and Bugs – The Balancing Act

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Each week during October, we invite you to Get to Know GMOs! So far, we have taken a deep dive into the basics of GMOs and explored the sustainable agricultural practices that most don’t attribute to GMOs. Now in week three we are tackling the topic of GMOs and pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and other beneficial bugs and insects. Bees Pollinators, such as bees, are very important not only to agriculture, but also essential for biodiversity. Bees collect Read More >

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GTK GMOs Week 2: Sustainable Agriculture Practices

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We are now in week 2 of the Get to Know GMOs Month series! This week, we talked about how GMOs play a large role in sustainable agriculture. The misconceptions around GM crops are that they aren’t environmentally sustainable. In reality,  many of the practices often affiliated with sustainable farming are used with GM crops. In this week’s post, Sustainable Farming Practices You Didn’t Know are Used with GMO Crops, GMOA shows how GM crops require fewer pesticide Read More >

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