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Biotech crops gaining acceptance, but their full promise has yet to be fulfilled

Biofuels such as ethanol are in vogue these days, thanks to record oil prices and the gnawing realization that our national security would be enhanced by producing more energy at home. While the debate continues on how best to unlock the energy potential of crops such as corn, a quiet revolution is well under way in a related field genetically engineered crops.

Full article >>> equired significant upfront investments irrigation systems, machinery, fuel, chemical fertilizers and pesticides. By and large, that was beyond the reach of the average farmer scratching out a living in sub-Saharan Africa, or even the delta country of Mississippi.

The New Green Revolution isnt capital intensive, but knowledge-intensive. The advances being made today due to biotechnology ......

Full article >>> ure concluded that regulation of field trials of biotech crops has been inadequate, although 23 of 28 specific recommendations were quickly adopted by the departments Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Still, the United States isnt the only nation regulating such crops, which have gained growing acceptance in the European Union and beyond. Farmers around the world are reporting r......

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