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Stossel: Don’t be afraid to eat without fear

May 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s easy to scare people about what’s in their food, but the danger is almost never real. And the fear itself kills.
Take the panic over genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Ninety percent of all corn grown in America is genetically modifie…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Food companies find going ‘non-GMO’ is no easy feat

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

U.S. food companies are rushing to offer consumers thousands of products free of genetically modified ingredients but are finding the effort costly and cumbersome in a landscape dominated by the controversial biotech crops.
The hurdles are so high t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Food companies find going ‘non-GMO’ is no easy feat

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

U.S. food companies are rushing to offer consumers thousands of products free of genetically modified ingredients but are finding the effort costly and cumbersome in a landscape dominated by the controversial biotech crops.
The hurdles are so high t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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

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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

North Dakota church bolts over ELCA agricultural proposal

November 12, 2010 in DL-Online

There’s a feud brewing on the prairie between faith and farming. Another church has voted to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but this time it’s over a new stance the denomination’s leadership plans to take. Continue Reading

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North Dakota church bolts over ELCA agricultural proposal

November 11, 2010 in INFORUM

There’s a feud brewing on the prairie between faith and farming.
Another church has voted to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but this time it’s over a new stance the denomination’s leadership plans to take. Continue Reading

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FDA to consider approval of modified salmon

September 20, 2010 in INFORUM

WASHINGTON Federal food regulators pondered Monday whether to say, for the first time, that it’s OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat. Continue Reading

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Genetically engineered canola found wild in North Dakota

August 15, 2010 in INFORUM

LOS ANGELES Genetic engineering has been hailed as a tool to produce crops that are left unharmed by weed-killing pesticides and that are more productive than their forebears. But critics have worried that modified plants might take over land used by native species and that increasingly hardy “superweeds” may develop. A new study supports some of these fears, detailing an abundance of genetically modified canola crops found outside cultivation in North Dakota. Continue Reading