NY Times: “We Need GMO Wheat”

This week, there’s an Op-Ed in the New York Times that really separates the (biotech) wheat from the chaff. The article, “We Need G.M.O. Wheat”, discusses the benefits biotech has offered to U.S. corn and soy producers, and why it can do the same for wheat. It’s written by Jason Lusk, an author and professor of agricultural economics, and Henry Miller, M.D, author and Hoover Institution Fellow. These two experts succinctly highlight key points, such as: 90% of U.S. corn and soy is now biotech due to the advantages they offer Yields for both of these crops has increased since
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A (Genetically-Modified) Apple a Day…

There has been significant media coverage on Arctic® Granny and Golden apples since the U.S. Department of Agriculture opened the 60-day comment period on OSF’s petition for deregulation July 13, 2012. Few of these articles are written by as well-credentialed authors as Henry Miller and Robert Wager, though.  Dr. Henry I. Miller, MS, MD served for fifteen years in the US Food and Drug Administration amongst numerous other positions relating to biotechnology and regulatory processes. Robert Wager has a BSc in microbiology, a master’s in biochemistry and has been heavily involved in educating the public on agricultural biotechnology for over
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