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Technology is Getting CRISPR

On March 28, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that his department won’t add a new layer of regulations to crops that scientists have enhanced through a cutting-edge method of selective breeding.

 

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‘Farm Profits and Adoption of Precision Agriculture’ is the title of a report released by the USDA Economic Research Service which examines “… adoption rates for three types of precision agriculture (PA) technologies: (1) GPS-based mapping systems (including yield monitors and soil/yield mapping); (2) guidance or auto-steer systems; and (3)[…]

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These Bt proteins kill some voracious caterpillar and beetle pests, but are harmless to people and considered environmentally friendly. While organic farmers have used Bt proteins in sprays successfully for more than half a century, some scientists feared that widespread use of Bt proteins in genetically engineered crops would spur[…]

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