Seeding a Sustainable Future

Every year, America’s farmers do something incredible: they nurture a small seed or sprout until harvest in order to provide all of us with an affordable supply of food. For sugarbeet growers, a sugarbeet seed is not only the starting point for the production of sugar, but is also an important part of sugar’s sustainability…

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South Africa has reaped major benefits from GM maize, study finds

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Genetically modified (GM) maize has greatly improved food security in South Africa, reduced environmental damage and helped smallholder farmers achieve significant gains in earnings over the past two decades, a new study finds. This marks South Africa as a success story in the cultivation of insect-resistant Bt white maize, given that it was the first…

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