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RealAg Radio, August 11: GMO labeling, cattle markets & Brad Wall’s legacy

Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko; RealAg Roundtable with Andrew Campbell and Bern Tobin discussing celebrity chef Michael Smith’s comments regarding the national food policy and GMO labeling in Canada, dicamba drift cases in Canada and new research from Arkansas showing all… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 31: Late soybeans, Know GMO movie, & goodbye Glen Murray

It’s Agronomy Monday, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Peter Johnson takes a few minutes from harvesting wheat to discuss soybean issues growers are seeing — late maturity, downy mildew, aphids and more, as well as western bean cutworm in corn; Rob Saik, Agri-Trend founder and executive producer of the “Know GMO”… Read more »

Fight for GMOs hits the big screen in ‘Food Evolution’

It’s easier to scare people than reassure them. That’s how environmental activist Mark Lynas frames the debate around the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs have their supporters and their detractors, all fighting for or against the technology, and in the middle is a very confused and distrusting public. That’s the narrative director Scott… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 24: Brazilian Beef, Canada’s Friends in Congress, and Non-GMO Project Controversy

TGIF and yes, it’s been a busy week. RealAg Radio co-host Shaun Haney is joined by occasional co-host Lyndsey Smith to wrap up the busy news week in agriculture, here at home and internationally. From a Brazilian beef fiasco, to a Non-GMO Project Twitter storm, and on to March Classic and more, guests on today’s show… Read more »

Why Farmers Take the “Non-GMO Project Verified” Label Personally

I’m a farmer that likes to leisurely scroll through Twitter a few times a day. A lot of my feed is fellow farmers sharing the things they are doing, reading & thinking. Earlier this month one popped up from a farmer in Manitoba. He was criticizing the move by a local cheese maker of his… Read more »

“Know GMO” Movie Project Still Seeking Funding

A film project exploring the benefits of genetic engineering in crops is needing additional funding to move ahead. Fundraising and pre-production work for “Know GMO: An Uplifting Discussion About Food” kicked off in late 2014. Since then more than 100 hours of filming has been done in North and South America and Africa, from Uganda to… Read more »

Tattoos or GMOs? Scenes From the ‘Natural Foods’ Section

The “Natural Foods” section of any grocery store is a truly fascinating place. Here you find clusters of people intently reading fine print ingredient labels and sorting through the growing number of label claims fighting for space on product packaging. There’s a little something for everyone – from non-GMO verified, gluten-free, organic and dairy free… Read more »

GMO Labeling Reaching a Crossroads

The conversation about labeling genetically engineered products is reaching a crossroads in the U.S. I wonder how much longer this can last. On one side, groups like Just Label It (funded by the Organic Voices Action Fund) are lining up their celebrity endorsements to try to sway unaware consumers. They are reaching into the legal… Read more »

TWORA — Harvest Progress, Preserving Farmland and Premier Wall Talks GMOs — Aug 20

This week’s ag news podcast, including harvest progress, federal party policies on GMOS, the first StatsCan production estimates and a discussion about to what length farmland should be protected for farming: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down — Should Farmland Status be Made Permanent? Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Chipotle’s GMO-Free Stance and Dark Portrayal of Modern Farming Draws Ire of Farmers, Mainstream Media

The announcement by U.S. restaurant chain Chipotle that it has eliminated all GMOs from its menu (with some exceptions, of course) is drawing major criticism from not only the agriculture and science communities, but the mainstream media. The Washington Post, Bloomberg and TIME were among the outlets that published articles last week denouncing the GMO-free claim. Bloomberg’s… Read more »

“Know GMO” Film Project Launched

Pre-production work and fundraising has started for a million dollar film project aimed at informing people about the use of biotechnology in food and farming. “Know GMO: An Uplifting Discussion About Food” will explore the impact of genetic modification, asking questions about how to feed a growing human population, says Rob Saik, the executive producer… Read more »

Broadacre and Wigmore Farms Enters Creditor Protection: Owes Over $46 Million

Broadacre Agriculture, Inc, a division of Pike Management Group, and Wigmore Farms, Ltd., have entered into creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, owing more than $46 million to a laundry list of creditors. Under the Companies Creditors’ Arrangement Act, companies can “avoid bankruptcy or foreclosure or seizure of assets while maximizing returns for… Read more »

GMOs — They Have, Like, A Negative “Vibration”: Jimmy Kimmel Asks Consumers What GMOs Are

What’s a GMO? What do the letters GMO stand for? Do you try to avoid GMOs? Genetically modified organisms received some mainstream attention this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The late night comedian sent a reporter to a farmers’ market to find out how much people actually know about biotechnology and food. We don’t know the complete… Read more »

General Mills’ Stakeholders Vote Against Eliminating GMO Ingredients

At General Mills’ 86th annual meeting held yesterday in Minneapolis, shareholders voted resoundingly against a proposal to eliminate genetically modified ingredients from its products. The proposal was submitted by Harriett Crosby of Maryland. The proposal cites Goss’ Wilt, Agent Orange, Bt-resistant rootworms and gluten-intolerance induced by glyphosate as some of the reasons to eliminate GMOs. The National… Read more »

The CropConnect Wrap Up: Manitoba Bluetooth, GMOs are Green & Dennis Hull

As the Olympics move into the second week and come to a close, you’re going to get your fill of epic wrap-ups…this is not one of them. As is the Real Agriculture tradition, Shaun Haney and Lyndsey Smith sit down at the end of a conference and share the highlights (and sometimes lowlights) of the… Read more »