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Tractor-Chasing Lawyers Stuff Their Own Pockets at the Expense of Ag Innovation

You’ve heard of ambulance-chasing lawyers who seem to turn up at accident scenes whenever they think they can convert a fender-bender into a contingency fee. Get ready to meet the tractor-chasers: a gang of attorneys on the hunt for clients in corn country. They’re trying to find farmers who will join a lawsuit against a […]

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Tractor-Chasing Lawyers Stuff Their Own Pockets at the Expense of Ag Innovation

You’ve heard of ambulance-chasing lawyers who seem to turn up at accident scenes whenever they think they can convert a fender-bender into a contingency fee. Get ready to meet the tractor-chasers: a gang of attorneys on the hunt for clients in corn country. They’re trying to find farmers who will join a lawsuit against a […]

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For the Girl Scouts “Acting Like a Girl” Means Standing Up for Science and GMOs

If the Girl Scouts were to give out badges for courage in the face of controversy, they could award one to themselves—for fending off a smear campaign that targets cookies and science. That’s because the enemies of biotechnology decided to pick on the Girl Scouts, demanding that the youth organization remove genetically modified ingredients from […]

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Wheat and Rice and Food Security

Rice and wheat are food staples for most of the world and remain critical for food security, even though most of the public policy issues in agricultural trade involve other commodities.  With the spring planting season beginning in the northern hemisphere, it is a good time to look at those two important crops. Consumption has […]

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We don’t need labels on genetically modified foods

Source – The Washington Post Editorial Date – 29 Mar 2015 Website – www.washingtonpost.com/opinions Eighty-eight percent of scientists polled by the Pew Research Center in January said genetically modified food is generally safe to eat. Only 37 percent of the public shared that view. The movement to require genetically modified food products to be labeled […]

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