CROPS NEWS
Clinton Backs Biotechnology
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:33 AM CDT

SAN DIEGO (DTN) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed enthusiasm for biotech seeds here Wednesday but told members of the Biotechnology Industry Organization they should promote the characteristics of genetically modified seeds rather than use the term "genetically modified" if they want the seeds accepted.

"'Genetically modified' sounds Frankensteinish -- drought resistant sounds like something you'd want," Clinton said in a paid speech to BIO's annual meeting, which attracts scientists, executives and investors from around the world.

The manufacturers of biotech seeds should "be more careful so you don't raise that red flag immediately," Clinton told BIO CEO Jim Greenwood on ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
Related News Stories
Crop Tech Corner
Crop Tech Corner
Crop Tech Corner
Brazil Intacta Royalty Controversy
Grain Shipper Files for Bankruptcy
Biotech Bill Clears Hurdle
Biotech Labeling Bill on Deck
Crop Tech Corner
USDA's Role in Biotech Labels
New Weed-Control Traits Planted