Tag Archives: Biotechnology

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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Why Farmers Plant GMO Crops

Despite referendums around the country that are trying to restrict genetically engineered crops, a review of research on the crops’ impact to farming found the technology overwhelmingly positive. The analysis by PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the … Continue reading

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Newsflash: GMO Sugar is NO DIFFERENT Than Conventional Sugar!

Here is a quiz for you all:   Nearly all of the sugar beets planted in the USA have been engineered to be resistant to to certain herbicides.  Anti-GMO proponents continue to promote the theory that somehow modified crop-products are … Continue reading

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Agribusiness Profile – Collyn Larson

By participating in Leadership Idaho Agriculture, I had the opportunity to meet a group of wonderful people working in a variety of agriculture-related fields, including conservation, research, education, irrigation, and production.  The agricultural industry in the United States employs millions … Continue reading

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New GMO Potato Introduced!

Last week, a new GMO potato hit the market. The potato variety, named Innate, was developed by the J.R. Simplot company of Idaho. The potato was developed over a decade of research, and has some great qualities that both farmers … Continue reading

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The GMO Debate: 5 Things To Stop Arguing

Tamar Haspel, an oyster farmer and a science and food writer from the Cape Cod area, wrote this great little article for The Washington Post. It addresses the increasingly ugly GMO debate, and she describes 5 points used by both … Continue reading

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President Obama Endorses Biotechnology in Agriculture

From the National Association of Wheat Growers A personal letter from President Obama to Julie Borlaug, granddaughter of Dr. Norman Borlaug, in which he clearly states his support for the use of biotechnology in agriculture, was made public recently. In … Continue reading

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NEW GMO WEBSITE

Genetically Modified Organisms or GMO’s are a big topic, one that is not only controversial, but raises strong emotion in many people.  While we at Kiss My Tractor are not prepared to take sides, we do represent mainstream farmers who use sustainable methods, … Continue reading

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