Crop Biotech Update

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Engage Consumers on Biotechnology

October 11, 2017

To discuss issues and concerns regarding biotechnology and its impact on food and the environment, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), together with the Nebraska Soybean Board hosted Food Dialogues: Pivoting the GMO Conversation at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln on September 6, 2017.

More than 100 food influencers, filmmakers, and farmers attended Food Dialogues®, and nearly 7,000 people viewed the livestream. "The conversation around food and farming – what determines safe or unsafe food, good or bad agricultural techniques – is out of balance, which is why this Food Dialogues and the film FOOD EVOLUTION is so important," said Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Academy Award®-nominee and Food Evolution Director/Producer, who moderated the panel.

Jeremy Brown, Texas cotton farmer, said "With new technologies, such as soil moisture probes and GMOs, we can be as precise as possible and protect our natural resources."

Hilary Maricle, Nebraska crop and livestock farmer, pointed out that genetically modified crops allow their farms to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, and that they use science to improve their farming methods.

For more details, read the USFRA News, or visit The Food Dialogues.