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Survey: Americans mostly positive about modern ag: Consumer concern on food grown using biotechnology increasing

June 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — American consumers are mostly confident in the safety of the U.S. food supply and have a positive view of modern agriculture, a recent survey shows.
They are also not overly concerned about foods grown using biotechnology, but that concern…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Poet official named biotech association exec director

January 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Joni Johnson has been named executive director of the South Dakota Biotechnology Association.
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Terry Wanzek, Jamestown, N.D., viewpoint: Farmers need drought-resistant crops

August 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Just as biotechnology has helped farmers fight weeds and pests, it can help them battle dry spells, too.The goal is to grow more food with less water. Here’s the rhyming slogan: We need more crop per drop! Biotechnology has helped us move in this direction. Drought-resistant crops will help us move even further towards that goal. Continue Reading

Terry Wanzek, Jamestown, N.D., column: Farm bill should grow food, not food prices

June 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The labels simply would convey information that consumers don’t need while also making our grocery-store bills rise.
Moreover, there’s a simple solution already in place: People who want to avoid biotech food already can do so by buying organic food. If the label says the food is organic, then it doesn’t have biotech ingredients. Continue Reading

Biotechnology Advancement Center to be open for tours

December 7, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. and University of Minnesota Extension are hosting an open house from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday to showcase the Biotechnology Advancement Center, 1527 Prairie Drive, Worthington. Continue Reading

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Bishop: ELCA not against genetically modified seeds

November 12, 2010 in INFORUM

A draft statement on genetics being reviewed by the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination does not condemn farming with genetically modified seed, Bishop Bill Rindy said Friday. Continue Reading

FDA to consider approval of modified salmon

September 20, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The Food and Drug Administration hears both arguments today when it begins a two-day meeting on whether to approve the marketing of the genetically engineered fish, which would be the first such animal approved for human consumption. Continue Reading