Precision gene editing in plants is a way for scientists and researchers to increase nutritional value and decrease susceptibility to diseases. Plant breeders want all the tools in the tool box to make quick efficient changes, and gene editing is another instrument.
EPA missed eight deadlines on its registration review of neonicotinoid chemicals in 2016, leaving farmer and industry use of the chemicals in an uncomfortable waiting pattern. Read moreRead More »
Results of the 2016 Certified Organic Survey show that 2016 sales were up 23 percent from $6.2 billion in 2015. During the same year, the number of certified organic farms in the country increased 11 percent to 14,217, and the number of certified acres increased 15 percent to 5.0 million.[…]Read More »