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Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee

posted on October 23, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee
For the first time in a decade, the U.S. Senate convened a committee hearing on biotechnology. Full Story

FDA Outlines Path For Generic Biotech Drugs

posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:29 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to review the first lower-cost versions of biotech drugs, expensive medications which have never before faced generic competition. The guidelines issued by the FDA on Thursday... Full Story

'Super' Wheat to Boost Food Security

posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Scientists say they're close to producing new "super varieties" of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus while boosting yields up to 15 percent, potentially easing a deadly threat to the world's food supply. Full Story

Scientists question claims in biotech letter

posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The widespread Internet posting of a letter by a retired Purdue University researcher who says he has linked genetically modified corn and soybeans to crop diseases and abortions and infertility in livestock has raised... Full Story

Lawsuit Challenges Genetically Modified Alfalfa

posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A lawsuit filed in California is challenging the federal government's deregulation of alfalfa that is genetically altered to withstand the popular weed killer Roundup. Full Story

Shoppers Wary of GM Foods Find They're Everywhere

posted on February 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- You may not want to eat genetically engineered foods. Full Story

Experts: Contamination from GM Alfalfa Certain

posted on February 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Contamination of organic and traditional crops by recently deregulated, genetically modified alfalfa is inevitable, agriculture experts said, despite Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's recent assurances the federal... Full Story

USDA Will Allow Planting of Modified Alfalfa

posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department is allowing widespread planting of genetically modified alfalfa, attempting to bring to a close a lengthy legal and regulatory process in which organic producers attempted to curtail the use of the... Full Story

Vilsack Testifies On GE Alfalfa

posted on January 20, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Vilsack Testifies On GE Alfalfa
Since their introduction, genetically engineered, plants and animals have been praised and vilified. Full Story

Vatican Official Tamps Down Perceived OK to GMOs

posted on January 7, 2011 at 5:01 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A Vatican cardinal backed off the Holy See's perceived approval of biotech crops Tuesday, saying farmers in the developing world shouldn't be dependent on foreign multinationals for their seeds. Full Story

Market to Market (December 17, 2010)

posted on December 17, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Market to Market (December 17, 2010)
Full Program: Congress approves an 11th hour extension of Bush Era tax cuts. The Obama Administration examines profit margins in the agricultural supply chain. A global biotechnology leader announces an innovation simplifying spring planting is "in the bag."... Full Story

Pioneer Releases First In-The-Bag Refuge Solution

posted on December 17, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Pioneer Releases First In-The-Bag Refuge Solution
Pioneer Hi-Bred is the first to the marketplace with an "in-the-bag" corn rootworm refuge solution by putting two kinds of Pioneer genetically modified seeds in the same bag. The special mix satisfies EPA corn rootworm refuge regulations and... Full Story

Judge Orders Removal of Sugar Beet Seed Plants

posted on December 3, 2010 at 5:12 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A federal judge in California has ordered the removal from the ground of plants grown to produce seeds for genetically modified sugar beets, citing the potential for environmental harm. Full Story

USDA Asked to Approve GMO Apple That Won't Brown

posted on December 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM

CASHMERE, Wash. (AP) -- A Canadian biotechnology company has asked the U.S. to approve a genetically modified apple that won't brown soon after its sliced, saying the improvement could boost sales of apples for snacks, salads and other uses. Full Story

USDA Plan Could Partially Lift Sugar Beet Ban

posted on November 12, 2010 at 5:11 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Federal agriculture officials have released a plan to let farmers plant genetically modified sugar beets while a lawsuit over them is resolved, but farmers fear a partial lifting of a court-ordered ban won't come in time... Full Story
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