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GMO Questions Linger In Moms’ Minds

A new survey finds that while taste, price and nutritional value continue to be the primary drivers for food-buying decisions among moms, environmentally friendly farming practices also are important.

 

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USDA Announces $6 Million for Sustainable Energy Research

Biofuels, Bioenergy and Biobased Products – USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Energy are seeking grant funding applications for the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) which is intended to “… increase the nation’s energy independence by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and[…]

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