Julie Borlaug Corrects Biotech Misunderstandings

Chuck Zimmerman

You will really enjoy listening to Julie Borlaug, Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. She just spoke at the annual Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum, held prior to the Commodity Classic. She started her remarks by telling some entertaining anecdotes about her famous Grandfather Norman Borlaug. One that I enjoyed was when she was holding her baby he asked her, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Biotech, GMO

Ensuring Accessibility to Biotechnology

Jamie Johansen

Ensuring access to biotechnology was the topic Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO), Dr. Cathleen Enright, presented on during the 2014 American Farm Bureau Federation convention this week in San Antonio. Cathleen is the Executive VP for Food and Agriculture at BIO. Her presentation focused on the need to advocate on behalf of biotech in light of challenges from activists and others. …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, BIO, GMO

TATT Global Farmer Roundtable Wraps Up

Leah Guffey

The Truth About Trade and Technology (TATT) Global Farmer Roundtable has come to an end, but there’s still plenty for these farmers from 14 countries to learn, see and do while they are in Des Moines, Iowa at the 2013 World Food Prize. Sixteen farmers from 14 different countries have spent the last several days together learning about not only …

Audio, Farming, GMO, TATT, World Food Prize

TATT Global Farmer Roundtable visits Couser Cattle

Leah Guffey

During the Truth About Trade and Technology (TATT) Global Farmer Roundtable we went to the Couser Cattle Company. Bill and Nancy Couser with son Tim produce corn and cattle just outside of Nevada, IA.   When Tim graduated from Iowa State University, mom and dad strongly suggested that he spend some time in the corporate world before returning to the …

Audio, Corn, Food, GMO, Livestock, TATT, World Food Prize

New Online Resource About GMOs

Talia Goes

The agricultural biotechnology companies that develop genetically modified seeds (GMO) are coming together to launch a broad, new initiative to provide accurate information and answer the toughest questions about GMOs and how our food is grown. GMO Answers is a new conversation, public Q&A, and central online resource for information on GMOs, their background, use in agriculture, and research and …

Agribusiness, BASF, Bayer, Dow AgroScience, Dupont, GMO, Monsanto, Syngenta