Record number of pesticide misuse claims by Iowa farmers due to dicamba drift problems

Record number of pesticide misuse claims by Iowa farmers due to dicamba drift problems

Nationally, 2,242 farmers say dicamba has damaged an estimated 3.1 million acres, a University of Missouri report shows. Iowa ag leaders ...
Viewpoint: How the Monsanto-Bayer merger threatens livelihoods of rural America

Viewpoint: How the Monsanto-Bayer merger threatens livelihoods of rural America

[Writer Austin Frerick lives in Winterset, Iowa and is a former economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.] Iowa ...
Are farm chemicals to blame for Iowa's sick oak trees?

Are farm chemicals to blame for Iowa’s sick oak trees?

Iowa’s state tree is under stress. Visible damage to oak trees in recent years may be caused by farm chemicals, ...
Will corporate mergers in agriculture spur innovation?

Will corporate mergers in agriculture spur innovation?

[Editor's note: Ed Wiederstein is a former president of the Iowa Farm Bureau and a farmer in Iowa.] When funding was more ...

Indian anti-GMO philosopher Vandana Shiva doesn’t speak for India’s farmers

[Editor's note: Vandana Shiva, a controversial full-time anti-GMO activist, speaks at Drake University on November 16. Many critics say her claims ...

Organic farmer, advocate says ‘Smart’ GMO labels not enough

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . ...
Sen. Grassley: GMO labeling legislation unlikely before July

Sen. Grassley: GMO labeling legislation unlikely before July

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Congressional legislation for labeling food ...

Senate passes bill giving biotech and other companies more power to protect trade secrets

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Senate has unanimously ...

Iowa Sen. Grassley: GMO labeling deal “unlikely” before VT law goes into effect

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Sen. Chuck Grassley said ...

Vilsack will attempt to hash out GMO labeling before VT law takes effect in July

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The food industry, consumer ...

Facing drought, Africa ‘doesn’t need handouts, needs technology like GMOs’

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. My continent of Africa ...

Under pressure to manage both weeds and pollinators, Midwest farmers face perfect storm

Since the onset of spring, one kind of game-changing news after another has reached Iowa farmers. These announcements will affect ...
FBI: Chinese accused of stealing patented GMO seeds are national security threat

FBI: Chinese accused of stealing patented GMO seeds are national security threat

Does protecting America's lucrative genetically modified seed corn industry warrant the use of national security laws intended to fight terrorists ...
Dicamba-resistant crops aim to fight 'superweeds' but critics worry about environment

Dicamba-resistant crops aim to fight ‘superweeds’ but critics worry about environment

To counter a "superweed" epidemic plaguing farmers, agribusiness giant Monsanto is steadily moving forward on the introduction of its next ...

Climate change could cripple Midwest but genetic technologies could offset damage

Climate change could hammer the Des Moines and Iowa economies in the decades ahead, as spiking temperatures dramatically reduce crop ...

GM banana trial delayed in Iowa due to shipping issues

A controversial plan to have Iowa State University students eat genetically modified bananas has been delayed, apparently because of issues ...
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Food for thought

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Legal GMO plantings in China expected soon

Biotech corn seed is illegal to plant in China. But it's likely already in use. Chinese media have run reports ...

Environmental Working Group: Biotech doesn’t deserve credit for reducing soil erosion

Genetically modified crops are unfairly getting credit for reducing soil erosion on U.S. farmland, an environmental group said. In a ...

Organic foods 4 to 8 times more likely to be recalled, regulators on the sidelines

Every day millions of shoppers are paying out as much as 50 or 100 percent more to buy organic foods ...

Editorial: Consumers want transparency, Congress should mandate GMO labeling nationwide

The fight over genetic engineering boils down to this underlying disagreement: Consumers want to know what is in the foods they ...

Congress facing pressure to establish national GMO labeling law

Congress could face pressure to establish a uniform, nationwide law on the labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients ...

Iowa consumers care more about taste, price, nutrition, safety than organic or GMOs in food

Iowans care about where their food is grown, whether it's organic, made with high-fructose syrup or without GMOs, a new ...

GM herbicide-resistant crops, herbicides not sustainable weed control

The Register's agriculture writer, Donnelle Eller, recently reported on a startling new arrival in the state: A "superweed" that may ...
Avoid 'failed' GM crop approach to combat 'superweeds'

Avoid ‘failed’ GM crop approach to combat ‘superweeds’

Donnelle Eller's eye-opening article on glyphosate-resistant Superweeds details a real threat to Iowa agriculture and raises important questions about responsibility and ...

Iowa governor calls for ‘vigilant’ defense of modern agriculture, including GMOs

Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that state officials need to remain vigilant in their defense of modern agriculture, but he ...

New policies in Iowa to help grow state’s biotech industry

The close of the 2014 session of the Iowa Legislature brought new policy that will help grow the state's biotech ...

Former US Secretary of Agriculture Glickman criticizes organic industry for misleading marketing

A blockbuster report by the scientific-integrity watchdog Academics Review examines the last 25 years of academic and organic industry market ...