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Farmers Call for End to Hemp Ban

The American Farm Bureau Federation, a powerful and influential farmers' lobbying group, is demanding the repeal of the classification of industrial …

Aquaponic lunch: Pushing super-efficient fish & veggie farming in Uganda

<i>"Aquaponics" is an almost climate-proof method of raising fish and vegetables using much less space, water and chemicals than land-based agriculture. It's not new but it's been slow to catch on in Africa, where the demand for vegetables and protein is soaring. Now one Ugandan entrepreneur thinks</i> …

This GMO Apple Won't Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit's Image?

If you (or your children) turn up your nose at brown apple slices, would you prefer fresh-looking ones that have been genetically engineered?<p>Neal Carter, president of Okanagan Specialty Fruits, in British Columbia, Canada, certainly hopes so. His company has created the new, non-browning, "Arctic" …

in Food onFeb 10, 2013 3:30 pm

Many people choose Simply Orange juice because they believe it is a less processed, more natural choice than other brands. However, a new …

In protecting agriculture, we sacrifice other trade gains

Imagine a drafty old house: Patch one hole and the cold soon finds another way in.<p>Canada's protected dairy, chicken and egg sectors are in a similar predicament. In theory, they are insulated from global trade. Prohibitive tariffs lock out most imports. Trade rules make exports almost impossible. …

McDonald's GMO dilemma: why fries are causing such a fuss

"Do you want fries with that?" Not if they're made from genetically engineered potatoes, say activists who oppose GMOs.<p>The advocacy group Food & Water Watch is asking McDonald's, the world's biggest buyer of potatoes, not to source a genetically engineered spud that was developed by its biggest …

U.S. traders fear rejection of corn byproduct by GMO-wary China

Dec 12 (Reuters) - China has already rejected three cargoes of U.S. corn because of an unapproved GMO variety and now U.S. exporters are concerned some shipments of dried distillers’ grains, a corn byproduct, may be rejected for the same reason, trade sources said.<p>The concerns were tied to ideas …

Huge GMO News

It hasn't been a good week for Monsanto and the rest of the biotech industry.<p>Just three days ago, Mexico banned genetically engineered corn. Citing the risk of imminent harm to the environment, a Mexican judge ruled that, effective immediately, no genetically engineered corn can be planted in the …