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Cansler Keynotes Annual Conference for Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents

Cansler Consulting, LLC Founder and Chief Strategist Tim Cansler offered his analysis of the first six months of the Trump Administration and political implications in 2018 of the enormous legislative agenda before a fractured Republican caucus in the US House and a razor-close Republican controlled U.S. Senate to a packed crowd of County Farm Bureau…

Cansler Consulting, LLC Founder and Chief Strategist Tim Cansler offered his analysis of the first six months of the Trump Administration and political implications in 2018 of the enormous legislative agenda before a fractured Republican caucus in the US House and a razor-close Republican controlled U.S. Senate to a packed crowd of County Farm Bureau…


GMO Food Labeling Approved by Senate

On July 7, the U.S. Senate approved legislation requiring food packaging to display genetically-modified organism (GMO) contents using words, pictures or scannable bar codes in a 63-30 vote.1  The House passed the legislation a week later by a vote of 306-117. Farm groups and food manufacturing associations praised the passage of the bill. President Obama…


Agri-Biotech Summit Nov 18-19

Agriculture, biotech leaders to gather at NCSU for food ‘summit’ Food and agricultural experts from around the nation will join North Carolina peers at the McKimmon Conference Center in Raleigh Nov. 18 and 19 for a wide-ranging discussion of technologies and policies affecting food production.


Taking the Scary Out of Biotech

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em… The biotech industry has been taking a pounding on social media, but thinks it is successfully reaching some of its critics now. “GMO Answers,” the industry’s online Q&A forum, which launched a year ago, has fielded 750 questions and answered 650 of them, with the other 100 being reviewed by…


EPA Finalizes Two Rules Under Renewable Fuels Standard

On Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized two rules under its Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).  One rule expands the list of advanced fuels while the other rule begins a voluntary program to combat fraud. Specifically, EPA added compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas and electric power used as a transportation fuel – all produced…


Biotechnological Agriculture Helps Economy

Want to Help a Small Farm Prosper? Biotechnology in Agriculture In 2013 more than 18 million farmers in 27 countries around the globe planted more than 175 million hectares (432 million acres) with scientifically improved seeds that produced high yields of food, feed and fiber.  90% of the those farmers (that’s over 16 Million farmers) who grow biotech…


Are GMO Crops Really Safe?

The answer is: YES. Food from GMOs (genetically modified organisms, or bio-technologically modified crops) is digested into the body the same as any other type of food product including organic and/or non-GM crops. Hundreds and hundred of studies (and those ongoing) demonstrate that improved crops do not present any health risk.1 Before they reach the market,…


Biotech, Agriculture & Starvation

People seem to think that Biotechnology is a New Science that creates “Franken-maters”. Nothing could be further from the truth. Biotechnology utilizes natural sciences to create solutions for many of the world’s problems, such as fossil fuel shortages, disease and hunger and have been around for millennia.  Biotechnology “dates back to 8000 B.C when the…