USDA Approves Simplot Innate Potato, GMO Opponents Vocal on McDonald’s Apparent Rejection

Earlier this month, USDA approved nonregulated status for the commercial planting of a genetically modified potato, known as Innate. The approval was¬†granted to Simplot Company, a well-known potato grower based in Idaho. You can read Simplot's petition to USDA for approval of the Innate potato on the APHIS website. Also available are the Determination of … Continue reading USDA Approves Simplot Innate Potato, GMO Opponents Vocal on McDonald’s Apparent Rejection

10 Ways Biotechnology Improves Our Lives Beyond GMO Crops

Farmers and ranchers are the original environmental stewards. Ever since the earliest days of open range grazing, U.S. Agriculture has been working one on one with our natural resources. There have been a few rough patches through expansion, but we have learned enormous amounts of information about working with an in our environments and that … Continue reading 10 Ways Biotechnology Improves Our Lives Beyond GMO Crops

Safety and Impact of Genetically Modified Crops in the Food Supply

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

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 … Continue reading Science Resources that support Biotechnology and GMO in food

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... March Against Monsanto is at it again. But what really happens when farmers grow GMOs? March Against Monsanto Today, Saturday, May 25, 2013 (2014 event is taking place on 05/24/2014, 2015 event is taking … Continue reading GMO Activists March Against Monsanto – Farmers’ Perspective