Category Archives: GMOs

What is Biotechnology?

Whew boy, what a question, right?  We here are Kiss My Tractor are not pro-GMO nor are we anti-GMO.  What we are is pro-science.  This post discusses how biotechnology (Genetically Modified Organisms) works. So, with that said… Just What Is … Continue reading

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GMO Spud Sponsors Boise Olympic Cyclist

This week, 43 year old Kristin Armstrong, the two time Olympic gold medal winning cyclist from Boise will compete in the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro with the distinction of being the first athlete ever sponsored by a crop … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

As the world’s population grows, it also continues to shift more toward urbanization and farther away from the farm. People in cities tend to think they know more about how food is grown than people in rural areas, and if … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

With global population set to increase by 2 billion in the next 35 years, growers will need to produce 60-70% more food by 2050, using less land, less water, less fertilizer and fewer pesticides. -Jack Bobo, Senior Vice President, Intrexon

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Is the Tide Turning on GMOs?

Consumers are tiring of the anti-GMO rhetoric.  They want facts.  You don’t have to put those claims under the microscope to see how shaky the anti-GMO platform is   That’s no surprise to those of us who know the benefits … Continue reading

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GMO’s – The Next Generation

A new generation of genetically modified food might be headed for our grocery stores, and it’s totally something to get excited about! First up – potatoes that don’t bruise easily and have lower amounts of carcinogens when fried, and apples … Continue reading

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Why Some Farmers Choose to Grow GMO Crops

Urban legends proliferate on the internet.  Right next to the latest scuttlebutt about fad diets and Kim Kardashian, you will find “Facts” that opponents have conjured up about genetically modified (GMO) crops. Among them is a ripe, old tale about … Continue reading

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Thoughts on GMOs

The following was written by Larry Cochran, President of Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG).  Most people don’t even know what GMO stands for, (it stands for genetically modified organisms), but for me it’s just another way of speeding up the … Continue reading

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Recognizing Those Who Are Feeding the World – The World Food Prize

In 1970, Dr. Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime dedicated to improving agricultural technologies and capabilities around the world. He is credited with starting the “Green Revolution” by introducing new wheat varieties and crop management … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“What I like to tell people is that the products that are on the market today, through the tools of biotechnology, are as safe or safer than any commodity you’ve ever eaten because no commodity has been put through such … Continue reading

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