Category: Biotechnology

GMO Conversations with Janice Person | Agriculture Proud Podcast 001

Janice Person is a great friend to many people in the agriculture world. She’s passionate about cotton and loves people. Janice blogs at janiceperson.com and you can find her as @JPlovescotton on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. If you haven’t investigated her Cotton 101 series, you’re missing out on some cool knowledge about a neat plant. […]

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Questions about Genetic Modification | Student Brings Attention to GMO in C-SPAN Documentary

C-SPAN holds an annual competition among high school students for the production of documentaries that address critical issues they believe need to be addressed by Congress. The 2014 competition highlighted a number of important topics with the most popular subjects being the Economy (16%), Gun Legislation (14%) and Education (13%). However, the winner of the High […]

Science Resources that support Biotechnology and GMO in food

Where can I find solid information resources on biotechnology, genetically modified organisms, and the seemingly endless list of science issues that arise in discussions centered around food today? This is a big question I receive when folks are involved in discussions about hot topics related to our food supply. Folks against GMOs have a seemingly […]

GMO Activists March Against Monsanto – Farmers’ Perspective

What’s that you say? There’s a rally on Market Square today? What’s the cause? Oh, they are marching against GMO foods… Today, Saturday, May 25, (2014 event is taking place on 05/24/2014), 2015 event is taking place on 05/23/2015) thousands of people across the globe are organizing a March Against Monsanto. The group claims in […]

Artificial Insemination Goals for Dairy Farmers | Biotechnology in Cattle

A few weeks ago, I started a series featuring biotechnology tools used in cattle herds across the country. David and Jennifer Heim are friends of mine and own a dairy farm in northeast Kansas. The Heims milk 85-100 Holstein cows and raise their heifer calves as replacements. They also raise corn, soybeans, hay, and other forages, mostly […]

Artificial Insemination | Biotechnology in Cattle

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working on several farms as breeding season for our cattle ramps up. As a part of my effort to share more information about biotechnology as it relates to cattle reproduction, this post will address the process we use when breeding cattle. Please leave any questions it may bring […]

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