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Panelists Disagree on GE Safety
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:19 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- While the seed industry has done a good job selling to farmers the benefits of growing genetically modified crops, the same cannot be said when it comes to selling the benefits to consumers who question the safety of eating foods that contain ingredients from biotech crops.

A panel of farmers, scientists and media types at the BIO International conference in Chicago Monday agreed that everyone in the supply chain must do a better job explaining the technology, its uses, benefits and safety protocols.

The panel, part of an ongoing series of discussions entitled the "Food Dialogues" organized ...

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