University extension educator urges farmers to know basic biotech crop science

| | April 2, 2014
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Farmers need to know the basic biotech crop science to educate consumers about what they do.

Jenny Rees, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator in Clay County and plant pathologist, said Thursday at the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference in Kearney, “There’s a lot of misinformation about how we produce our food.”

Rees helped some of the 300-plus people attending the conference prepare to answer consumers’ questions about GMO (genetically modified organism) crops. One step is to better understand people’s attitudes toward biotechnology.

Read the full, original article: Rees explains GMO crops at Women in Ag Conference

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