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SMITHFIELD, Va., May 30, 2013 - The announcement that Smithfield Foods, the largest U.S. pork producer, is poised to be purchased by Chinese meat processing company Shuanghui International was met Tuesday with skepticism
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2013- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today it is conducting an active investigation into a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant wheat that was found growing in an Oregon wheat field
May 29, 2013- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today it is
conducting an active investigation into a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant
wheat that was found growing in an Oregon field.
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a final rule to modify the labeling provisions for muscle cut commodities covered under the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program.
David Morgan is president of Syngenta Seeds. His company produces biotech traits for insect resistance that are well accepted by growers in the United States but not yet accepted by China. One trait in particular (Agrisure Viptera-MIR162) is causing marketing challenges for Syngenta and grain merchandisers as it is now found in ten percent of U.S. corn and is being utilized in other major corn exporting countries. Morgan talks about the "asynchronous" process of biotech approval by China and why that is hurting grain and oilseed producers in major exporting countries. He outlines Syngenta's new relationship with Gavilon Grain and the proposed release of a new insect resistance trait this year.