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Scientists want ‘rewilded’ crops to boost agriculture
Scientists should “re-wild” food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost agricultural output for a growing population, a new study says.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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House subcommittee discusses labeling options
WASHINGTON — Compared with the passions that genetic engineering of seeds and genetically modified foods generate in most public discussions, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a remarkably calm and quiet hearing on Dec. 10 on the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation and possible labeling of genetically modified food ingredients.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND wild horses subject of contraceptive experiment
Dan Baker is not like an expectant dad waiting to find out if it’s a boy or a girl. He’s the opposite, hoping to hear that all the pregnancy tests come back negative. Baker, a research biologist at Colorado State University’s animal reproduction and biotechnology laboratory, is the man in charge of an experimental contraception program in the wild horse herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Friday, December, 12, 2014 - Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - News

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India, US sign border agreement
American farmers could find it easier to deliver food, particularly perishables, to foreign customers under an agreement between India and the U.S. that was ratified by the World Trade Organization General Council, according to U.S. trade officials.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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GM crops achieve 2 wins
Supporters of genetically modified crops insist they have science on their side. Two new developments would seem to strengthen their case.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU students develop method to raise honeybees in a lab
FARGO, N.D. — Elliott Welker is the scientist who wants to be a beekeeper, and Garett Slater is the beekeeper who wants to be a scientist. Last summer, the North Dakota State University students worked together to complete a difficult task: develop a method of rearing honeybee larvae in a laboratory.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - - News

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Armyworm presence documented in Fla., NC
Crop-devouring armyworms are showing increasing resistance in some U.S. farm fields to a popular type of genetically modified crop that should kill them, scientists say.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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DuPont testing GMO crops in China
DuPont Pioneer, one of the world’s largest seed companies, is refusing to give up on efforts to cultivate genetically modified (GMO) crops in Chinese fields in the face of regulatory hurdles, even as rivals pull back.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Measure 5 fails, Peterson retains post
FARGO, N.D. — The mid-term 2014 election generally strengthened agriculture’s voice in the region’s political scene, with some congressional ag legislators holding their seats and farm group triumphs in defeating initiated measures.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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GMO labeling fails in Colo., Ore.
The defeat of twin measures in Oregon and Colorado that would have required labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients sets the stage for a battle over the issue in the nation’s capital, both sides of the debate say.
Wednesday, November, 05, 2014 - - News

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Record run for spring wheat
Jerry Kruger, a long-time Warren, Minn., wheat farmer, remembers when a spring wheat crop that yielded 40 beshels per acre was cause for celebration.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Don't let GMO opponents chase away choice
As voters in Colorado and Oregon prepare to consider ballot initiatives next month to require warning labels on food with genetically modified ingredients, they might want to take a look at what happened recently at a meeting of General Mills shareholders: Almost 98 percent of participants rejected a proposal to eliminate all traces of biotech crops from General Mills products.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Experts say Cargill case highlights foreign regulatory influence in US
Major U.S. grain exporter Cargill Inc.’s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over losses stemming from China’s rejection of genetically modified corn demonstrates how U.S. markets are becoming increasingly subject to foreign rules, legal experts said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US GMO labeling foes triple spending in first half of this year over 2013
Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMO) spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their spending in all of 2013, according to an analysis.
Wednesday, September, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Leading the way in biotechnology
Next month, scientists, executives and investors from all across the globe will travel to Sioux Falls, S.D., to attend the Livestock Biotechnology Summit. This is the second time South Dakota will have hosted the Livestock Summit, which is sponsored by the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Research Council to assess if GMO promises realized
WASHINGTON — The National Research Council, a prestigious organization whose studies carry a lot of weight with policymakers and the general public, has invited severe critics of genetically engineered crops to testify at a three-day semi-public meeting in mid-September as it undertakes a review of agricultural biotechnology.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Special to Agweek - News

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DDGS can offer low-fat option
URBANA, Ill. — Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) are a coproduct of the ethanol industry and have been an affordable source of energy and protein in swine diets for decades.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - - News

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Increasing productivity lowers footprint
During the Bio Industry Summit held May 21 on the main campus of North Dakota State University, Beth Calabotta of Monsanto provided an overview of challenges associated with supplying a growing and ever-wealthier global population with the food, fuel and other products it demands.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - - News

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Barcode system could be used for GMOs
ASPEN, Colo. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he has been so impressed by Nestlé’s barcode labeling system that he believes putting information about genetically modified ingredients in the same manner on food labels could resolve the issue of labeling foods that contain GMO ingredients.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Clinton tells BIO to promote characteristics
SAN DIEGO — Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed enthusiasm for biotech seeds in San Diego on June 25, but told members of the Biotechnology Industry Organization that they should promote the characteristics of genetically modified seeds rather than use the term “genetically modified” if they want the seeds accepted.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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