Category Archives: GMOs

One Fifth

Believe it or not, agriculture makes up 1/5 of our economy! A nationwide economic impact study recently released found that 20.4% of the nation’s economy is linked, either directly or indirectly, to the food and agriculture sectors.  More than one … Continue reading

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The Activist Italian Farmer

Here’s an interesting something for you.  The European Union court has ruled in favor of an Italian activist farmer who has defied his nation’s law by planting genetically modified corn. Italy had prosecuted Giorgio Fidenato for cultivating the corn on … Continue reading

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BARE NECESSITIES

  The world these days fails to recognize the import of connection. Our most basic right, that of knowledge, is frayed by our ignorances of supply, demand, and the process that lies between the two. What we need, we take … Continue reading

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Biotech Benefits Consumers

Biotechnology applied to medicine, agriculture and environmental management solves problems or enhances products through cellular and molecular processes. Improved crop disease protection through biotechnology provides a more reliable harvest. This means food is consistently available and more affordable. Oils from … Continue reading

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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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