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GM Sugar Beet Has Shown to Save Growers Millions

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Adrianne Massey, managing director of science and regulatory affairs for the Biotechnology Industry Organization, told SRSC growers that one of the main criticisms genetically modified crops face is that only multi-national corporations produce them. Capitol Press covered the statement in their recent piece GM Sugar Beets Save Idaho, Oregon Growers Millions: The adoption of Roundup Ready sugar beets is saving Idaho and Eastern Oregon growers an estimated $22 million a year. “That’s the reason, folks, that we Read More >

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Enjoy Your Halloween Candy Without the Guilt

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More than 90 percent of the sugarbeets grown in this country are GMO. And genetically modified sugar beets make up half of the U.S. sugar production.  So if you’re eating foods containing sugar, chances are, those foods are GMO. But it is interesting to note that sugar made from GMO sugarbeets is indistinguishable from other sugar because the GMO protein in the beets is removed in processing. GMO sugar beets are genetically engineered to tolerant Read More >

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Don’t Misrepresent the Farmer Assurance Provision

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There has been quite a lot of hoopla in the anti-biotech community over a tiny provision in the spending bill recently signed by President Obama. The “Farmer Assurance Provision” protects farmers and growers when a previously approved and deregulated biotech seed becomes the subject of frivolous lawsuits. Opposition groups such as the Center for Food Safety use the judicial system to challenge USDA’s regulatory authority that governs biotech crops and to potentially halt the use of the Read More >

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