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2011-01-27 16:54:00

Unaddressed questions remain for the future of non-genetically engineered food and agriculture WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2011-01-27 15:48:00

WEST SALEM, Wis., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the deregulation of Roundup Ready® Alfalfa (RRA) without conditions. This was the final step in an extensive environmental review process undertaken by the USDA that took 46 months to complete.

2011-01-27 15:26:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since 2007, U.S. farmers will have the choice to plant Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa. Today the U.S.

2011-01-24 20:58:44

Many of the genes that allow wheat to ward off Hessian flies are no longer effective in the southeastern United States, and care should be taken to ensure that resistance genes that so far haven't been utilized in commercial wheat lines are used prudently.

2011-01-24 09:37:00

FLORENCE, S.C., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, the U.S.

2011-01-20 12:55:00

Latest commitment reinforces Enerkem's leading position in the commercial advanced biofuels sector PONTOTOC, MS, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem Inc. today announced that Enerkem Corporation, its wholly-owned U.S.

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2011-01-20 06:05:00

New US-approved labels will soon be showing up on eco-friendly products, including household cleaners and skin-care items.

2011-01-12 14:22:46

Scientists have identified the genes related to leaf angle in corn (maize) – a key trait for planting crops closer together, which has led to an eight-fold increase in yield since the early 1900s.

2011-01-05 11:09:00

VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today INEOS Bio and its joint venture partner, New Planet Energy, announced they have received a conditional commitment for a $75 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program.

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2010-12-02 09:48:20

Rain gardens are increasingly popular with homeowners and municipalities and are mandatory for many communities nationally.


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