Family Farm (Tom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa)


Tom Vilsack is the Governor of Iowa. Find out what he sees as the state's stake in biotechnology.

Transcript: Family Farm

From a family farm possibility, [biotechnology] is an opportunity to create a different variety of products that are grown and raised in our state. Biotechnology is allowing family farmers to save a considerable amount of money on pesticides and chemicals, things they put on the ground, ...are very expensive to raise a crop. If you can use gene therapy, if you can use science to avoid the necessity of using chemicals and pesticides, then you save money and you increase yields.


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