There’s a fast moving technological gene-editing technique called CRISPR that’s the center of a yet to be finalized massive patent fight and for which the U.S. government has no current oversight. As Dave Dickey writes, what can possibly go wrong?
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Major American agribusiness companies are signaling that a new trade agreement with China, which was supposed to relieve a bottleneck of genetically modified crop approvals, is not living up to its billing.
Dave Dickey writes that until our kids know with certainty that a pickle is a cucumber or that french fries come from potatoes, there’s work to do. Without knowledge about agriculture, informed decisions are impossible.
The twisting, corkscrewing legal battle over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States rule, or WOTUS, took another turn last month. Big-AgWatch.org columnist Dave Dickey explains in his latest blog.
Dave Dickey says that in the wake of the Republican Party’s lukewarm 2016 campaign platform to help the nation’s agricultural sector get a leg up, it looked like there was an opportunity for Democrats to capitalize. But did the party miss its chance?