Report: GMOs are safe but are they effective?

According to a comprehensive new analysis by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, genetically engineered crops appear to be safe to eat and do not harm the environment. However, as stated in one article, it is somewhat unclear whether the technology has actually increased crop yields.

Released earlier this week, the report comes […]

Monday links

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Animal Science

Pig Waste Converted into More Useful Products in Pilot Plant – The Pig Site In regions with intensive livestock production, manure management is a problem, but a new plant presenting […]

U.S. crop production expected to hit record levels

U.S. corn and soybean production estimates for 2015 are nearing record breaking numbers as the USDA recently increased its corn projection by 99 million bushels and its soybean projection by 93 million bushels over its October estimate.

According to a recent report, the latest USDA report estimates the total U.S. corn production for 2015 at […]

New, low-allergen soybean developed

Those allergic to soy may now have a new alternative thanks to a group of researchers who have created a low-allergen variety of the food. This variety, named Triple Null, has reduced amounts of the three proteins that are responsible for soy’s allergic properties.

According to an article, this discovery comes after more than a […]

Monday links

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Animal Safety

Manure fertilizer contributes to resistant bacteria – All About Feed Treating dairy cows and other farm animals with antibiotics and then laying their manure in soil […]