American cotton producers of a certain age can attest to how much of a blessing Bt traits have been on the farm. Bollgard first appeared in 1996, and farmers were suddenly able to control earworm and tobacco budworms without the excessive spraying they had become accustomed to. Years later, a second generation of Bt traits arrived, providing dual gene activity.
Top U.S. trade and agriculture officials called on China to streamline its process for approving U.S. biotechnology, particularly genetically modified crops. Read moreRead More »
SFM] Update – Pesticides and Ag Biotech Crops – Hawaii Counties Cannot Enact their Own Bans or Regulations on these agricultural measures since it would pre-empt State laws that regulate potentially harmful plants, according to the Opinion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, affirming a[…]Read More »