SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Customizing medicine based on a patient's genes will reduce health care costs because it will improve preventative care and reduce prescription trial and error, the president of Sanford Research USD said Wednesday.
NATCHEZ, Miss. — A federal judge agrees with regulators’ charges against a man who claimed he had developed a revolutionary process to more than double fuel production from soybeans — and to do so without waste or the tiniest bit of pollution.
WASHINGTON — A little noted July 1 news release from the Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service regarding the regulation of genetically engineered Kentucky bluegrass “could drastically reduce the number (of) genetically engineered plants subject to regulatory oversight,” the Union of Concerned Scientists has said.
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said April 6 it might be possible to create an insurance fund to compensate organic growers who think they have been hurt by the drift of genetically modified seed into their fields.
DICKINSON, N.D. — The Dakota Resource Council in North Dakota has joined a March 18 lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow unrestricted planting of Roundup Ready alfalfa.
WASHINGTON — Genetically modified plants grown from seeds engineered in laboratories now provide much of the food Americans eat. Most corn, soybean and cotton crops grown in the United States have been genetically modified to resist pesticides or insects, and corn and soy are common food ingredients.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to allow commercial planting of Forage Genetics International’s glyphosate-tolerant alfalfa, which is genetically engineered to tolerate Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. The plans are moving forward without any federal requirements to prevent contamination of the rest of alfalfa seed and plantings. The genetically engineered technology exclusively is licensed to seed maker FGI by Monsanto.
ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has authorized spring planting of Genuity® Roundup Ready® sugar beets. Last year Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and KWS SAAT AG petitioned USDA to act with interim measures so farmers could continue to grow Roundup Ready sugar beets while USDA completes an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
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