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Brazil Approves World’s First Commercial GM Sugarcane

Brazil has approved commercial use of a genetically modified sugarcane, setting a milestone for the country’s highly competitive sugar industry as this is the first time such permission has been granted anywhere in the world.

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Dispelling the Rumors: Using Biologicals and Biochemicals in IPM Programs

Whether you’re a grower, packer, processor, or retailer, you have experienced the dramatic shift in consumer preference for sustainable practices in the production process. Not only has this trend driven changes in the U.S., it’s also dramatically impacted your ability to develop and service overseas markets.   Read more

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