US signs policy statement supporting genome editing

The United States and 12 other countries have signed a joint statement of support for policies that enable agricultural innovation, including genome editing. The International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology was released in... more »

Organic and Non-GMO Forum coming to St. Louis

The Organic & Non-GMO Forum, will be held October 29-30 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch and will feature Matthew Dillon, senior director of agricultural policy and programs for Clif Bar, as its keynote speaker.... more »

Q&A with developer of the GMO non-browning Arctic apple

Genetically-modified Arctic apples don’t brown due to oxidation, a trait that U.S. consumers tried for the first time in the fall of 2017. The trees that bear the apples remain unavailable for sale or distribution... more »

US specialty crops industry unfazed by EU’s GMO ruling

Specialty crop industry leaders see a future in new gene editing techniques, despite an unfavorable European Union high court ruling. The Court Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled in July that both mutagenesis or... more »

Farm Science Review panel to discuss GMO labeling impacts

Farm Science Review will feature a "GMO Labeling and the U.S. Food System" panel discussion on Sept. 20. Matt Roberts, agricultural economist for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University,... more »

President signs GMO labeling bill

On July 29, President Barack Obama signed S. 764, the Biotech Food Labeling Bill, otherwise known as the GMO labeling bill. The President’s signature now directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a national mandatory... more »

House approves GMO labeling bill

Legislation on the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO) has passed through the U.S. House of Representatives and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bill would create a national... more »

Five things to know about the future of agriculture

1. Apps are critical to ag. Farmers use mobile technology for many things, including turning irrigation and other equipment on or off, maintaining pest counts from field scouting, identifying bugs, checking field records, reviewing soil types,... more »

Lawmakers reach deal on GMO food labeling

Senate lawmakers reached a deal Thursday, June 23 to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients, just eight days before Vermont's first-in-the-nation labeling law takes effect in July. The bipartisan legislation, reached following weeks of negotiations between Senate... more »

License to Farm documentary now available online

License to Farm, a documentary on how sustainability, regulation and food safety affect farmers, is now available online. The documentary “explores the truth behind common misconceptions of agriculture production in Canada, while empowering farmers to stand... more »

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