genetically modified crops http://hppr.org en Lessons to be Learned from a Councilman’s Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops http://hppr.org/post/lessons-be-learned-councilman-s-lonely-quest-facts-genetically-modified-crops <p></p><p>Hawaii may seem a long way from the High Plains, but there are lessons to be learned from Greggor Ilagan’s quest to find the facts about genetically modified organisms. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 06:00:04 +0000 Cindee Talley 26429 at http://hppr.org Lessons to be Learned from a Councilman’s Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops Soybean breakthroughs coming on strong http://hppr.org/post/soybean-breakthroughs-coming-strong <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture <a href="http://usda01.library.cornell.edu/usda/current/wasde/wasde-07-11-2013.pdf">predicts the nation’s farmers </a>will deliver a record 3.42 billion bushels of soybeans this year. The <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/crops/soybeans-oil-crops.aspx#.Ue7Vz42shcY">USDA is also forecasting</a> that this year for the first time Brazil will overtake the United States as the world’s leading producer of soybeans. That means the pressure is on American soybean farmers like Brian Flatt, 41, to eke out even more soybeans from his fields. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 20021 at http://hppr.org Soybean breakthroughs coming on strong How secure is the Fort Knox of seeds? http://hppr.org/post/how-secure-fort-knox-seeds <p></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Grace Hood 19837 at http://hppr.org How secure is the Fort Knox of seeds? 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?