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Viewpoint: Demand for non-GMO food suggests consumers want ‘easy’ answers to nutrition and health

Amanda Zaluckyj | AGDAILY | 
Have you been grocery shopping lately? If so, it probably won’t come as much of a surprise that so-called “free-from” ...
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Why does America grow 90 million acres of corn every year?

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
The U.S. is the No. 1 producer of corn in the world. Planted on over 90 million acres, it is ...
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Is ‘factory farming’ an accurate description of modern agriculture?

Tim Durham | AGDAILY | 
I’ve lived in four states on the East Coast and Gulf, and I’ve never found myself wanting come harvest time ...
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Biotech researchers petition FDA to ban ‘deceptive’ Non-GMO Project butterfly logo

The most authoritative science and technology think tank in the United States has filed a petition against the Non-GMO Project’s ...
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Myth busted: Only ‘Big Ag’ develops GMO crops

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
Farmers in other parts of the world — particularly in third world countries — are experiencing REAL problems that the ...
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How is your food grown? A trip to the farmer’s market might teach you

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
Wouldn’t that be great if we had an abundance of different types of food at our fingertips? Unfortunately .... The ...
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Viewpoint: Want to slash pesticide use? Stop trying to ban GMOs

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
On Aug. 20, I gave a speech in Dublin, Ireland, at the International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress .... where ...
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Farmers say Laura Prepon and other anti-GMO celebrities make their jobs harder

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
I really wish there were more celebrities out there who embraced the biotechnology and the benefits behind modern agriculture. ...

How anti-GMO groups copy advocacy ‘tactics’ from the anti-meat movement

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
The money trail behind [organic] food companies and activist groups is shocking, and there are similarities between the anti-GMO movement and the ...

Viewpoint: Farmers turn to social media to educate public about exaggerated benefits of organic and non-GMO labeled foods

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
Years ago, before I fell in love with a farmer and became one myself, I was a big-city girl who ...
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As honeybee population grows, scientists question link between neonicotinoids and bee health

Markie Hageman | AGDAILY | 
Some argue that an increase in insecticide use and a much-publicized Colony Collapse Disorder [CCD] issue have caused honey bees ...

Video: New education campaign gives ‘farmer moms’ a voice in the GMO debate

Ryan Tipps | AGDAILY | 
A Fresh Look is one of the newest efforts to give farmers a voice about GMOs and speak directly to the ...
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‘Factory farms wreck the environment’ and other myths farmers are tired of hearing

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
Here are [some] of the biggest myths spread on social media and in the mainstream media, and some stuff we ...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue redoubles effort to promote gene editing, risk-based regulations

The USDA plans to double down efforts to work with partners globally towards science-based regulatory approaches. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture ...

Viewpoint: Consumers with special dietary needs forced to buy overpriced, less nutritious ‘non-GMO’ foods

Ryan Tipps | AGDAILY | 
Because of a tick-borne disease I contracted last year, I am no longer able to eat beef, pork, or dairy products ...
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Viewpoint: In act of retribution, organic trade group sues Ben & Jerry’s for false advertising

The Organic Consumers Association is up to its old tricks again and has filed a suit against Vermont-based Ben & ...

Which GMO foods are available at US grocery stores?

While GMOs typically make a disproportionate splash in the media, the reality is that there are very few different types ...
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Viewpoint: 8 things Vandana Shiva needs to know about US farmers and GMOs

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
In mid-April, famous anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva was paid nearly $20K by my hometown university to speak on campus. While I can appreciate her ...

Viewpoint: Why are universities paying ‘anti-GMO liar’ Vandana Shiva tens of thousands of dollars to speak?

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
Vandana Shiva is coming to my hometown to lie. Not cool. For those unaware, Shiva is one of the world’s ...
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Viewpoint: Why the ‘right to know’ argument for GMO labeling is nonsense

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
The USDA is set to review GMO labeling again. Apparently, the idea is to put QR codes on foods that contain genetically ...
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Viewpoint: Field studies suggest bee health issues not linked to neonicotinoid insecticides

According to the European Union Food Safety Authority, most uses of neonicotinoids represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees ...

US Farm Bureau opposes non-GMO labels on products without GMO alternatives

An end to the use of non-GMO labels on products that do not have GMO alternatives, NAFTA modification to improve ...
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Viewpoint: Food Evolution movie shows GMO supporters ‘you’re not alone’

Ryan Tipps | AGDAILY | 
If you have the opportunity to see the documentary “Food Evolution,” do it. It has been the most talked-about food and agriculture ...
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How the Midwest became the Silicon Valley of agriculture

Brian Boyce | AGDAILY | 
Matthew Crisp, president and CEO of Benson Hill Biosystems, [says] the rural zones of Midwestern America are proving fertile ground for ...
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Viewpoint: Dannon’s transition to non-GMO has hurt image as sales decline

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
[Editor’s note: Michelle Miller is the Farm Babe, is an Iowa-based farmer, public speaker and writer, who lives and works ...
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GMOs protect bees by reducing use of more toxic pesticides

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
[Editor’s note: Michelle Miller is the Farm Babe, an Iowa-based farmer, public speaker and writer, who lives and works with ...

Viewpoint: Organic industry misleads consumers with fear, unethical sales tactics

Michelle Miller | AGDAILY | 
[Editor’s note: Michelle Miller, the "Farm Babe", is an Iowa-based farmer, public speaker and writer.] While acting like the “little guy” ...
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New York farmer’s sustainability comparison—7 advantages of conventional farming over organic

Tim Durham | AGDAILY | 
[Editor’s Note: Tim Durham’s family runs Deer Run Farm on Long Island, NY. He holds a degree in plant medicine ...
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