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Concerns mount over biotech advisory panel

Concerns mount over biotech advisory panel

Western Farm Press‏ October 5, 2011 Original Source The NCC joined members of the Ag Biotech Planning Committee (ABPC) in a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack expressing concern about the directions concerning co-existence and compensation given to the recently reconstituted Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21). The letter stated, “As a coalition […]

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Concerns mount over biotech advisory panel

Western Farm Press‏ October 5, 2011 Original Source The NCC joined members of the Ag Biotech Planning Committee (ABPC) in a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack expressing concern about the directions concerning co-existence and compensation given to the recently reconstituted Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21). The letter stated, “As a coalition […]

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‘Buy American’ Redux

The Wall Street Journal September 30, 2011 Original Source President Obama has gone out of his way to avoid calling his American Jobs Act a second stimulus. But you won’t notice any difference in the “Buy American” provision of his new proposal. It reads the same, word for word, as the Buy American provision in […]

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Fertilizer will play critical role in producing enough food to feed future world population

Sunbelt AgNet.com By Blair Fannin August 26, 2011 www.sunbeltagnet.com Original Source From Texas A&M University By: Blair Fannin AUSTIN – At the recent annual meeting of American feed and fertilizer control officials, an expert stressed that fertilizer is vital to production of food to feed the world in the future. Julie Borlaug, assistant director of […]

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US loosing Colombian market share to Mercosur claim farmers

MercoPress – South Atlantic News Agency July 13, 2011 en.mercopress.com United States industry and agriculture lobbies are again advocating forcefully before Congress on the pending free trade agreement with Colombia claiming the delay is costing market share to a more aggressive Mercosur. “While media reporting on trade issues has justifiably focused on the pending free […]

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Ads taken out against Korea free trade agreement

Detroit Free Press July 5, 2011 BY TODD SPANGLER Original Source WASHINGTON – A group opposed to the Korea free trade agreement is taking out radio and television ads asking people to call House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp and urge him to vote against the legislation. The American Jobs Alliance – an independent […]

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Ads taken out against Korea free trade agreement

Detroit Free Press July 5, 2011 BY TODD SPANGLER Original Source WASHINGTON – A group opposed to the Korea free trade agreement is taking out radio and television ads asking people to call House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp and urge him to vote against the legislation. The American Jobs Alliance – an independent […]

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Innovative Greening of America

Can biotechnology save the American chestnut tree? The early evidence is encouraging–but success will require scientific ingenuity as well as the public’s full acceptance of genetic modification. For Italian families like mine, chestnuts are an important part of our heritage. We simply have to eat them on Thanksgiving and Christmas. We used to roast chestnuts […]

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American Crystal Board Approves Roundup Ready Planting

American Crystal via Checkbiotech April 1, 2011 http://greenbio.checkbiotech.org MOORHEAD, MINN. – American Crystal Sugar Company Board of Directors today authorized the planting of Roundup Ready sugarbeet varieties for the 2011 growing season. The decision was made after a large amount of analysis and consideration of possible legal and financial impacts on individual shareholders and also […]

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Buy Chinese

Los Angeles Times By Robert F. Kennedy Jr. January 20, 2011 www.latimes.com As Chinese President Hu Jintao meets with President Obama this week, America's new enthusiasm for trade restrictions against Chinese renewable technologies may mar the conversation. Last week, Obama signed a defense appropriation law including a "buy American" provision that prohibits the Pentagon from […]

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Do Antibiotics in Wastewater Pollute Food Crops?

American Chemical Society Rachel A. Zurer October 29, 2010 http://pubs.acs.org   Antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals linger in treated wastewater that farmers use to irrigate food crops. Scientists wonder whether plants absorb these contaminants and, if so, whether the drugs affect human health. Now researchers find that a range of food crops do not take up […]

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