STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Differing takes on key ag issues
It's no secret that scientists and the general public sometimes view things differently.
Some newly released statistics from the Pew Research Center make that clear. The group found huge differences ... Posted on 7/2/15 at 11:14 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Recipe: Risotto Resztki (Leftovers)
Risotto is an Italian rice dish, but I'm an American of proud Polish background. What I create will no doubt cause a true Italian, and probably a Pole from the Old Country, to cringe, but oh well.
... Posted on 12/3/13 at 4:31 PM
Chipotle hit the headlines last week when the company announced it would no longer serve customers genetically modified foods. This despite the fact that more than a trillion meals containing genetically modified food have already been eaten in the United States without incident. Science has decisively found that these foods have no negative impact on health.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Monday said the 46 ingredients used in its roughly 1,800 restaurants were now free of genetically modified organisms, becoming the first major U.S. restaurant chain to make that switch.
BRUSSELS - The European Union cleared the import of 10 new types of genetically modified crops and two more kinds of cut flowers on Friday, its first authorizations in more than a year after a review of its blocked approval process.
BRUSSELS - The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a new law allowing individual EU countries to restrict or prohibit imported genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc as a whole.
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and that more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — first hit U.S. grocery shelves in 1994. They have been hotly debated in the two decades since, being denounced as unstable, unhealthy "frankenfoods" by some while being touted as a solution to feeding a growing global population by others.
“Farmers are obviously not out to harm their buyers,” says Scott Sinner, who grows both GMO and non-GMO crops. “Why would they be? It doesn’t make any sense.”
Senators who favor the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients hope to use the amendment process to pass a labeling measure in the Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Feb. 12.
China will continue to promote research into genetically modified crops, while maintaining strict controls on safety of the technology, a top agriculture official said on Feb. 3, underscoring Beijing’s cautious approach toward biotechnology.
China has officially approved imports of a genetically modified corn seed at the center of a string of lawsuits over U.S. grain shipments, seed firm Syngenta AG said on Monday, ending uncertainty after a five-year review.
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