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Stories with subject: Agriculture and food technology
  • Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 8:29 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

  • Vermont House to have final look at GMO labeling 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:34 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The House is slated to take a final vote on legislation that would require foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such in Vermont and then send it on to Gov. Peter Shumlin.

  • Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bans 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:26 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Southern Oregon farmers are choosing sides in a pair of local campaigns to ban genetically modified crops.

  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:58 am
  • WAIALUA, Hawaii - You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

  • Hawaii lawmakers gut and replace contents of bills 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:25 am
  • HONOLULU - A series of bills that lawmakers passed in the Hawaii Senate were drafted without giving the public the proper chance to weigh in, following a "gut-and-replace" maneuver scorned by government watchdog groups.

  • Maui group gathers signatures for GMO initiative 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:18 pm
  • WAILUKU, Hawaii - A Maui group says it has submitted more than 9,500 signatures in support of a temporary ban on growing or testing genetically modified organisms in Maui County.

  • Agribusinesses give $380,000 to beat anti-GMO vote 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:38 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Six major producers of herbicides and genetically modified crops are shoveling $380,000 into the campaign to defeat measures to prohibit genetically modified crops in southwestern Oregon.

  • American farmers confront 'big data' revolution 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 10:34 am
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.