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GMOs Are a Necessity—for Farmers and the Environment

In this opinion article by Robert T. Fraley, GMO crops are shown to improve the ag industry by boosting crop boosts by 21% and cutting pesticides by 37%.

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White House Releases Draft Biotechnology Update, Strategy

The White House has released for public comment a draft update to the federal “coordinated framework” for regulating biotechnology among EPA, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Agriculture Department (USDA), as well as a strategy document for keeping biotech regulation up to date with the technologies. Read more

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