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Ag organization supports biotechnology

November 29, 2018

KANSAS CITY - Biotechnology was one of the highlights during the National Association of Farm Broadcaster’s Convention in Kansas City.

President for the National Grain and Feed Association Randy Gordon told News Talk WJAG the organization supports agricultural biotechnology and other scientific advancements that promote safe and abundant food and feed supply.

“Our big challenge is trying to prevent what happened with transgenic biotechnology happening with gene-edited crops, in which governments really don’t take a science or risk based approached and have too heavy of hand on the regulatory side. From the grain industry’s standpoint we need to be able to market whatever our farmers grow.”

Gordon says they’re working hard with their seed industry partners and grower organizations to talk to governments to take a more rational approach to gene-editing that’s truly science and risked based.

For more information go to NGFA.org.

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