GMO http://hppr.org en Despite National Efforts, Texas isn’t supportive of GMO labeling http://hppr.org/post/despite-national-efforts-texas-isn-t-supportive-gmo-labeling <p></p><p>Eric Herm is one of a small group of farmers and environmental advocates pushing for labeling of GMO products in Texas according to a <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/03/24/despite-efforts-texas-not-interested-gmo-labeling/">recent article in the Texas Tribune</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 29725 at http://hppr.org Despite National Efforts, Texas isn’t supportive of GMO labeling Vilsack to China: Get up to speed on GMOs http://hppr.org/post/vilsack-china-get-speed-gmos <p>Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to China this week to ask Chinese regulators to get on the same page as the U.S. when it comes to evaluating genetically modified crops.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:49:43 +0000 Grant Gerlock 25711 at http://hppr.org Vilsack to China: Get up to speed on GMOs RNAi corn entering the rootworm chase http://hppr.org/post/rnai-corn-entering-rootworm-chase <p></p><p>With rootworms building resistance to genetically modified corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes. But some worry about unintended consequences when the technology moves from the lab to the field.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Grant Gerlock 25612 at http://hppr.org RNAi corn entering the rootworm chase Both ways for Buffet: GMO and Organic http://hppr.org/post/both-ways-buffet-gmo-and-organic <p></p><p>A Midwestern farmer with a well-known last name has set out to fight hunger on a global scale. Howard G. Buffett is the son of Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world. The younger Buffett believes that to help people, you must first make sure they can feed themselves. He has a 3,200-acre farm in Illinois and another in Arizona, where research is being done in hopes of learning how Africans can become better farmers.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Peggy Lowe 20548 at http://hppr.org Both ways for Buffet: GMO and Organic Who wants biotech wheat? http://hppr.org/post/who-wants-biotech-wheat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many farmers say they would like to grow genetically engineered wheat to help them feed a hungry world, but it’s not what everyone’s hungry for. And now, with the mysterious appearance of Roundup Ready wheat</span><a href="http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2013/05/ge_wheat_detection.shtml" style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in a farmer’s field in Oregon</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a few weeks ago, consumer resistance may grow even stronger.</span></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Grant Gerlock 18181 at http://hppr.org Who wants biotech wheat? Generic seeds could have a short lifespan http://hppr.org/post/generic-seeds-could-have-short-lifespan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The patent rights on the first genetically modified seeds expire next year, but it’s not clear how the introduction of “generic” seeds fits into the science and business of GM crops.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:15:18 +0000 Grant Gerlock 13151 at http://hppr.org Generic seeds could have a short lifespan The seeds of genetic modification http://hppr.org/post/seeds-genetic-modification <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The vast majority of the corn and soybeans in United States grow from seeds that have been genetically modified. The technology is barely 30 years old and the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/blog/1605/finding-scientific-consensus-gm-food-mark-lynas/5" style="line-height: 1.5;">controversy surrounding it</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?</span></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:26:58 +0000 Amy Mayer 12567 at http://hppr.org The seeds of genetic modification