Biotech News

Sugar companies to launch GMO education campaign

August 16, 2017

Two of the nation’s sugar companies will launch a $4 million online campaign this fall aimed at educating consumers about GMO crops and changing their perceptions of the technology. SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Genetically modified crops such as sugar beets and corn have been a godsend to the farmers who grow them, an Idaho farmer…

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Brazil gives GM sugarcane a go

August 16, 2017

Brazil, the world’s largest sugarcane producer, recently approved the commercial use of genetically modified sugarcane. The new variety’s resistance to the pest comes from the ‘Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis)’ gene, which has already been used in soya bean, maize, and cotton in the country. The developers, local technology company Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC), said in…

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