Tag Archives: #GMO

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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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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Article Review – The Next Green Revolution

The Next Green Revolution, National Geographic, October, 2014 This is a comprehensive article discussing the problem of feeding the entire world on the amount of land which we have.  The best part of this article is that it discusses in … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“We do feel a bit betrayed by the environmental movement, I can tell you that.” -Robert Zeigler, Director, International Rice Research Institute

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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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Farmer Update – John Sturtevant

After harvest each fall, our farmers often send us a summary of their year, market information, and thoughts on next year. This update is from Farmer John Sturtevant, of Pasco, WA, and has lots of interesting bits of information. Farmers … 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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