Terry Wanzek, farmer from North Dakota and presenter on the Agbiotech- Improving Farmers’ Lives panel, says that the Graham Brookes report released on Wednesday at the BIO Convention, “proves beyond any reasonable doubt that biotech crops are good both for the environment and the economy, as well as a vital tool of sustainable agriculture.” READ MORE »
Dr. Wayne Parrott moderated a discussion of diverse views of ag biotech on Thursday. The panel included cotton, corn and peanut farmer Jimmy Webb, Nature Conservancy scientist Dr. Robert McDonald, economist Graham Brookes and Dr. Kater Hake of Cotton Inc. READ MORE »
BIOtechNow provides a summary of the ag biotech panel “Plant Science Technologies: Recent Advances That Will Change Our World.”
When many people think about boosting yield through biotechnology, insect and disease resistance readily come to mind. But Tuesday’s 4 pm BIO panel on agriculture discussed a more significant factor in crop losses. In Saving Harvests, Lives & Livelihoods: Breakthroughs in Plant Stress Tolerance Technologies, the focus was on the problems of abiotic stress, and some potential solutions. READ MORE »
“Farmer Gene” provided a great summary of yesterday’s panel on “Ag Biotech – Improving Farmers’ Lives.” The panel included three farmers from different parts of the world who spoke about the benefits of ag biotech to their income and farming. We had interviewed two of the panelists, Rosalie Ellasus of the Philippines and Gabriela Cruz of Portugal, a few times before the panel.
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Gabriela Cruz’s video interview below. Gabriela also authored a piece for Forbes.com on President Obama and his support of ag bio tech.
We did not have an opportunity to interview Terry Wanzek, a fourth generation North Dakota farmer, but you can watch this video courtesy of YouTube.