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GM Wheat Found in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat plants containing a trait developed by Monsanto in southern Alberta.   Read more

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Former “Billion Dollar Bug” is Mounting a Come Back

One billion dollars. Prior to Bt technologies farmers lost $1 billion annually to corn rootworm—in the form of chemical costs or actual yield loss. With resistance to traits that once killed the pest on the rise, it might just nibble its way back to a billion-dollar price tag.   Read more

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The Monarch Butterfly Effect in Agriculture

For many years now, agriculture has gone out of its way to safeguard the health of the nation’s beneficial insects such as the honey bee. However, some industry insiders warn that protecting the monarch butterfly is equally important.   Read more

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Protecting the U.S. Food Supply from Attack

In the U.S., we enjoy one of the safest food supplies in the world. The FDA takes its responsibility to protect the U.S. food supply very seriously. And while we work diligently to prevent accidental contaminations, it’s also our duty to take measures to protect our food from those who[…]

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Where Have All the Florida Grapefruit Gone?

Twenty years ago, the life of a Florida citrus grower was pretty sweet – at least compared to modern times. Back in the 1997-1998 season, Florida grapefruit producers harvested and packed a record 49.5 million boxes.   Read more

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