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A Portuguese Farmer’s Request for the Freedom to Choose Technology That Helps Feed the World and Science-Based Decisions by the European Commission

A Portuguese Farmer’s Request for the Freedom to Choose Technology That Helps Feed the World and Science-Based Decisions by the European Commission

We can buy it but we can’t grow it. That’s how crazy the European Union’s policies on biotech food have become. Regulators let us purchase livestock feed derived from genetically modified crops, but only if it’s produced abroad. We’re forbidden to grow these exact same plants on our own farms. It makes no sense, and […]

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Award-winning scientist still pursues better crops at Syngenta

News Observer (North Carolina) September 4, 2011   Original Source As the founder of Syngenta Biotechnology, Mary-Dell Chilton has spent her career trying to help improve crop yields and prevent losses for farmers around the world. Next month in recognition of her life work, she receives the Presidential Award from the Crop Science Society of […]

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Progress, promise in biotech

News Observer (North Carolina) BY ROBERT C. EUBANKS JR. April 9, 2011 www.newsobserver.com CHAPEL HILL — Biotechnology, unlike other sciences, has a birthdate: June 16, 1980. That's when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that genetically engineered bacteria and other life forms are patentable. As the world of science changed that day, so would an unlikely […]

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Cutting-edge science restoring American chestnut tree

USA Today October 20, 2009 USA Today By Jordan Schrader October 20, 2009 www.usatoday.com RALEIGH, N.C. — In sterile labs and under leafy canopies, scientists are taking steps they hope will bring back a majestic forest dweller nearly wiped out decades ago by a deadly fungus. The 1,200 chestnut tree saplings planted in national forests […]

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The War On Peanuts

Investor’s Business Daily‏ December 3, 2008Trends: North Carolina is the fifth-largest peanut grower in the U.S., yet peanut-allergy nazis have persuaded even officials in that state to crack down on PB&Js. Take Union County Public Schools, the fastest-growing school district in the Tar Heel state. Officials there recently sent letters home to parents asking that […]

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