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GMO: It’s Time to Move On.

The House & Senate have approved GMO labeling legislation and the President will soon sign it into law. While a few legislators were unhappy, this compromise is in the best interest for the country. Republicans and lawmakers from rural states overwhelmingly supported the legislation. Agriculture groups have backed it, hoping it will bring more certainty…

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…

Cansler Consulting Opens Office in Gaithersburg, MD

Gaithersburg, MD – Cansler Consulting has announced the opening of new headquarters in the cradle of agricultural, food, and science and technology industries in Maryland, just outside of Washington DC at 9711 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite 550, Gaithersburg, MD  20878.

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…

EPA Seeks Stakeholder Input

EPA Seeks Stakeholder Input on Authorities Under RFS and Biofuel Marketing On December 5 officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard from about 140 witnesses consisting of individual consumers, oil companies, convenience store operators, livestock and crop producers during a hearing on their proposal to reduce the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Ideas for Farm Bill Funding

Ideas on re-directing federal farm bill funds toward 21st century challenges in agriculture:Streamline the approval processes of biotechnology products; Coordinate U.S. agricultural policies with Public Health Policies; Advance Biofuels and more.

Biotech Congressional Hearing Showcases Need For Reform Pt2

While incoming Chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, Oklahoma’s Frank Lucas, agreed with Vilsack’s tenor on producers being able to choose their individual cropping system, Lucas stated that the Plant Protection Act, which grants USDA authority to regulate biotech crops, is a pure science statute and that decisions should remain based on sound science.  …