Tagged GMOs

Pest Control
March 22, 2017
Fear of GMOs is Impacting Quality Food Research [Opinion]
Perhaps the greatest threat to our industry is a public that values instinctual opinion over careful research and the findings of experts who have dedicated years to their field of study. Read More
Innate Gen 2 Atlantic potato compared to a Snowden FEATURE
March 8, 2017
3 GMO, Late-Blight-Resistant Potato Varieties Get EPA Approval
The introduced genetic material is from wild potato varieties that are resistant to late blight. Read More
shoppers looking at food label
January 29, 2017
Hold the Labels, Please [Opinion]
Companies who point out the absence of GMOs can hurt may hurt the produce industry as a whole. Read More
Vance Whitaker next to a bed of strawberries
December 15, 2016
Scientists: GMOs Not Part of Florida Strawberry Success
Misconceptions about what methods are used to breed new varieties spark need for public outreach. Read More
December 13, 2016
USDA Frees Up $4 Million For GMO Research
National Institute of Food and Agriculture allocates funding to help evaluate genetically modified organisms. Read More
Citrus Postbloom Fruit Drop field day hosted by BASF in Florida
Insect & Disease Update
November 30, 2016
Florida’s Top Citrus Growers Sound Off On Critical Matters
Fighting pyllids, better weather, and new varieties will hopefully bring improved yields. Read More
Illustration of CRISPR-Cas9
September 13, 2016
Can CRISPR Carry Agriculture Innovation To The Next Level?
Game-changing technology allows targeted gene modification to fight diseases like citrus greening. Read More
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Apples & Pears
August 11, 2016
GMO Nonbrowning Fuji Apple One Step Closer To Approval
USDA moves Okanagan Specialty Fruits' variety to nonregulated status; public comment period is forthcoming. Read More
anti-GMO corn spoof via social media
Crop Protection
July 25, 2016
Study: GMO Ban Would Hurt Economy And Environment
Food prices and greenhouse gas emissions would rise, according to paper by Purdue University agricultural economist. Read More
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Farm Management
July 14, 2016
House Passes GMO Labeling Legislation
The measure will be sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill into law. Read More
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Farm Management
July 8, 2016
Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
The bill, which will now move to the House, would stop individual states from legislating labeling requirements that are different from the federal standards. Read More
Farm Management
June 24, 2016
Senate Reaches Agreement On GMO Labeling Law
The measure would nullify Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law, which takes effect July 1. Read More
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June 23, 2016
Survey: Consumers Hungry For More Info On GMOs
University of Florida researchers find learning opportunity among poll results regarding genetically modified foods. Read More
overflowing beaker in science lab
June 21, 2016
Sound Science Struggling To Win Over Skeptics [Opinion]
We all want the truth. But can we handle it? Read More
Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference 2016 crowd
June 20, 2016
Florida Citrus Community Rallies Around Promise Of Bactericides, Biotechnology
Industry stakeholders holding out hope for solutions to HLB through antimicrobials and even transgenics. Read More
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Farm Management
June 16, 2016
Separating Fact From Fiction Crucial Amid Global Food Challenge
Even from the din of skepticism, science-based arguments speak volumes. Read More
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Farm Marketing
May 27, 2016
Consumers Don’t Really Know What GMO Means, New Study Finds
A study from the University of Florida confirms what many farm marketers suspected: Consumers don't understand genetically modified food and organisms as well as they think they do. Read More
anti-GMO corn spoof via social media
May 24, 2016
Social Media Posts On GMOs Falling Flat [Opinion]
Hopefully, the hysteria the West has perpetuated on genetic engineering will not stifle the potential of moving our production forward enough to help feed a growing global population. Read More
non-gmo label leafy greens
May 24, 2016
Report Says GMOs Offer No Risk To Human Health
The study stresses the need for proper resistance management, the need for a different ways to evaluate all new crop varieties, regardless of process in which they were developed. Read More
More Vegetables
April 26, 2016
Genetically Engineered Mushroom Avoids Regulation
A common white button mushroom modified with the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 has been engineered to resist browning. Read More
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Biocontrols Conference
October 23, 2017
Biocontrol Gains Traction in the East
Biological control — whether you’re talking about biochemicals, microbial products, beneficials, or even the relatively new category of biostimulants — Read More
Crop Protection
October 23, 2017
Stockton Group Gives its Bioscience Busi…
New hire to help guide company’s new growth. Read More
October 23, 2017
What NOAA is Expecting Winter 2018 to Lo…
Looming La Niña could mean colder and wetter than normal in the northern U.S. and drier than usual in the south. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
October 23, 2017
Detector Dogs Have a Nose for Pests [Opi…
Four-legged customs agents are the first line of defense in protecting the crops you grow against the next invasive pest finding its way into the U.S. Read More
October 23, 2017
Prevent Pythium From Putting a Damper on…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this pathogen. Read More
GenNext Growers
October 21, 2017
Young Grower Alliance to Host Tour
Young growers will see farm marketing, diversified plantings, hard cider varieties, and more. Read More
October 21, 2017
Use the Off-Season to Your Orchard’s Adv…
While the hard work of harvest is over, there are still many tasks that can help you get a jump on the next growing season. Read More
GenNext Growers
October 21, 2017
5 Ways to Double Your Farm’s Reven…
This handful of helpful suggestions might have you loving what it does for your operation's bottom line. Read More
October 20, 2017
Is Your Orange Juice Glass Half Empty or…
There is strong-willed — some might even say stubborn — blood flowing through the veins of Florida growers. Read More
October 20, 2017
Agriculture’s Big Data is Coming t…
It’s an opportunity to fine-tune your operation and maximize profits, but it also brings obligations. Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
October 20, 2017
Taking Stock of Florida Citrus After the…
Extraordinary times call for industrywide cooperation and partnerships. Read More
October 19, 2017
Disaster Relief: Ways Florida Growers Ca…
With billions of dollars lost to Irma, financial assistance will be crucial for many. Read More
October 19, 2017
New Online Tool Helps Growers Determine …
California Land Use Viewer can help growers determine if they can adopt groundwater recharge practices on their own operations. Read More
October 19, 2017
Northeast Florida Farmers Stepping up to…
Green light given to nine agricultural projects steeped in stewardship. Read More
October 18, 2017
The 2018 State of the Vegetable Industry…
How has this year performed for you? Share how things have gone this year – and your expectations for 2018 – in our shorter, more focused survey. Read More
October 18, 2017
How to Keep Track of Climate Change
Use cool tools to find out how your production methods may change in the future, how much your area is at risk, and how to limit your own impact on the climate. Read More
October 18, 2017
Stop Viewing Fellow Growers as the Enemy…
Instead, growers should focus on issues that benefit everyone, from gaining a stronger voice when negotiating with retailers, to finding a way to share ideas and costs on precision agriculture tools. Read More
October 17, 2017
USDA Issues Disaster Declaration for Hur…
Operators in designated counties eligible for emergency assistance. Read More