GMO http://iowapublicradio.org en Bill to Bar GMO Labeling Unveiled http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bill-bar-gmo-labeling-unveiled <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">State efforts to label genetically-modified food would be outlawed under a bill unveiled by a Kansas congressman Wednesday – a plan immediately criticized as a “legislative Hail Mary” that won’t pass.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 38913 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bill to Bar GMO Labeling Unveiled Rootworms May Fall Victim to Greater Crop Rotation http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rootworms-may-fall-victim-greater-crop-rotation <p></p><p>After a long battle with corn rootworm, Midwest farmers thought they’d found relief in genetically modified seeds with engineered-in toxins to beat back the best. But recent research confirms what farmers have been noticing for several years: the western corn rootworm has been evolving to outwit the technology.</p><p>When Aaron Gassmann, a bug researcher at Iowa State University, started answering calls to come look at some cornfields, he went out and quickly had a hunch. Now, his research proves his fear.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 38455 at http://iowapublicradio.org Rootworms May Fall Victim to Greater Crop Rotation 2013 World Food Prize http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2013-world-food-prize <p>The <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/" target="_blank">2013 World Food Prize</a> is honoring <a href="http://indbiotech.net/aboutus/mvm.php" target="_blank">Marc Van Montagu</a>, <a href="http://www.syngenta.com/global/corporate/en/news-center/news-releases/Pages/130620.aspx" target="_blank">Mary-Dell Chilton</a><em>, </em>and <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/pages/robert-fraley-bio.aspx" target="_blank">Robert T. Fraley</a><em>, </em>three scientists whose individual discoveries led to the creation of genetically modified crops.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:40:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 30564 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2013 World Food Prize Who wants biotech wheat? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/who-wants-biotech-wheat <p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 10:05:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock 23297 at http://iowapublicradio.org Who wants biotech wheat? World Food Prize and Capitalism on Trial http://iowapublicradio.org/post/world-food-prize-and-capitalism-trial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Capitalism – Does it work for you? That’s the question on a 20-ft-long sign with flashing lights that’s come to Cedar Rapids. Viewers vote by pressing true or false.&nbsp; Steve Lambert, the artist behind the project Steve Lambert explains his inspiration and&nbsp; share some of the responses he gathered.</span></p><p>Also, we’ll talk about the three biotechnology scientists awarded the 2013 World Food Prize.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:20:02 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Katherine Perkins & Ben Stanton 22840 at http://iowapublicradio.org World Food Prize and Capitalism on Trial A new frontier in genetically engineered food http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-frontier-genetically-engineered-food <p>Kevin Wells has been genetically engineering animals for 24 years.</p><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>“It’s sort of like a jigsaw puzzle,” said Wells recently as he walked through his lab at the University of Missouri - Columbia. “You take DNA apart and put it back together in different orders, different orientations.”</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:54:40 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 18534 at http://iowapublicradio.org A new frontier in genetically engineered food GMO labeling laws on deck in the Midwest http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gmo-labeling-laws-deck-midwest <p></p><p>Just south of Hermann, Mo., <a href="http://www.swissmeats.com/"><u><b>Swiss Meat and Sausage Co.</b></u></a> processes 2 million pounds of meat a year -- everything from cattle to hogs to buffalo to elk.</p><p>And everything gets a label.</p><p>“No antibiotics added, raised without added hormones, all natural, minimally processed," Glenn Brandt, the production manager for Swiss Meat, reads from a hefty roll of hickory smoked beef sausage stickers.</p><p>What this label does not indicate, however, is whether or not the sausage contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:04:14 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 18059 at http://iowapublicradio.org GMO labeling laws on deck in the Midwest Science of the Seed http://iowapublicradio.org/post/science-seed-1 <p>People have been cross-breeding plants for thousands of year… Manipulating traits in agricultural crops from generation to generation. When scientists discovered that they could actually modify the genes of these plants in a laboratory the landscape of agriculture changed dramatically and fast. Host Charity Nebbe, explores the science of seeds, as a continuation of the Harvest Public Media series.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:55:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe 16554 at http://iowapublicradio.org Science of the Seed Science of the Seed part 3 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/science-seed-part-3 <p></p><p>We continue now with Harvest Public Media’s three-part series on the Science of the Seed. Over the past two days we’ve considered the beginnings of genetic modification and how control of the technology is changing as patents expire. Today, we wrap up with the question that drives seed company executives and farmers alike: how can we grow more crops?&nbsp; Iowa Public Radio’s Amy Mayer looks at how seed innovations push the boundaries of what the land can produce.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 15613 at http://iowapublicradio.org Science of the Seed part 3